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The Behind the Racquet Pod is the best glimpse you can get in to the ins and outs of professional tennis, told by its players, and voiced by Noah Rubin, and his podcast partner Mike Cation.

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    • 4.5 • 97 Ratings

The Behind the Racquet Pod is the best glimpse you can get in to the ins and outs of professional tennis, told by its players, and voiced by Noah Rubin, and his podcast partner Mike Cation.

    Fed, Foe, and Finally some Challenger Changes

    Fed, Foe, and Finally some Challenger Changes

    We talk over Fed's retirement at the Laver Cup, the absolutely inexcusable abuse thrown toward Frances Tiafoe after he beat Fed in his final match. And we walk through some of the changes to the Challengers coming in 2023. TLDR: Mike is optimistic, Noah, shockingly, is not.

    Jason Kubler next.
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    • 35 min
    Noah Rubin steps away. And so did some other guy.

    Noah Rubin steps away. And so did some other guy.

    Well now that the announcement is out there, Noah talks us through why he's stepping away from tennis, and what he'll miss most.
    We also talk about Fed's retirement decision, and what he's meant to both of us in our respective careers, including Noah's meeting with him at the Australian Open 2017.
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    • 36 min
    US Open Recap; Where will the rivalries come from, and Mike's take on three straight five setters with Carlos

    US Open Recap; Where will the rivalries come from, and Mike's take on three straight five setters with Carlos

    Recorded immediately preceding Carlos Alcaraz's victory in the men's singles final, Noah visits Mike in Queens to wrap up the Open.
    We talk rivalries
    The Happy Slam in New York
    And Carlos' impact.
    We get some takes on the PTPA, US Open Broadcast times, and more.
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    • 49 min
    Serena Says Goodbye, and Make Mike Best Man 2024

    Serena Says Goodbye, and Make Mike Best Man 2024

    We start with Noah's engagement, as our lil boy is all done growed up.
    But the real story is Serena Williams' retirement announcement. We discuss that, how she has impacted tennis, and our lives; and why this year has become a year full of retirements across both tours.
    More from Cincy, and wherever Noah heads next, coming next week.
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    • 43 min
    Behind the Racquet with Enzo Couacaud with Guest Host Christopher Eubanks

    Behind the Racquet with Enzo Couacaud with Guest Host Christopher Eubanks

    Guest Host Christopher Eubanks guides us through the career of French tennis star Enzo Couacaud, and take you Behind the Racquet to tell you his story.
    Things get interesting when they start talking about the French generation of Monfils, Tsonga, Gasquet and others, and what "greatness" is.
    And then we get in to how the NBA influence could benefit tennis.
    More coming next week!
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    • 53 min
    Yibing Wu on winning three straight titles on the USTA Pro Circuit

    Yibing Wu on winning three straight titles on the USTA Pro Circuit

    One of the more remarkable runs I've witnessed on the USTA Pro Circuit over the last 9 years. Yibing Wu lost 2 sets in 15 straight wins. He's moved from 1741 to 174 in the ATP rankings since returning to the tour earlier this year after surgery and covid restrictions.
    I talked to him immediately after he came off the court in Indianapolis. He was winded, emotional, and thoughtful, considering he was ultimately rushing to get to a flight. Appreciated the time immensely.
    TOMORROW!!!!
    And all new podcast...no Noah...no Mike?!?!?!?
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Financial Samurai ,

Great podcast!

Love the behind the scenes and stuff. - Sam, Author of Buy This, Not That

Former Ump ,

One question

Listening to Chris Eubanks on the episode today he brought up college tennis. One player who I’d love to hear interviewed on his perspective on College tennis then and now is Mitchel Krueger. He was supposed to go to Texas A&M, but in the 11th hour went pro instead. I’d like to know if he has any regrets on that decision, or what council he would offer to a top ranked Jr Player in a similar situation to his?

Greeny 3819 ,

Excellent podcast!

An excellent look into the world of players outside of the top 100 and the struggles they face. Very interesting and eye opening. It’s made me more of a tennis fan.

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