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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 • 87 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.

    Mary Carillo on the Zverev Allegations and Tennis Journalism

    Mary Carillo on the Zverev Allegations and Tennis Journalism

    We dive in deep to the legendary commentator's decision to resign from her commentary duties with the Laver Cup this past weekend. You'll hear her explain why with regard to the domestic abuse allegations against Alex Zverev, and why that decision, and others in her career, have been so important to her, and have also cost her work.
    Quick note from Mike: This was a difficult pod to record for me personally. Mary is as authentic as it can get, and it made me a) realize some of my own shortcomings in that department, while also b) inspiring me to find my own path forward in the same regards when it comes to journalism and authenticity. Hopefully it will be a fascinating pod for you guys as well!
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    • 43 min
    Behind the Racquet with Francesca Di Lorenzo

    Behind the Racquet with Francesca Di Lorenzo

    Ohio State? The transition to the pro tour? Fishing? Insulting Noah Rubin? You name it, this pod has it. We talked with the 24-year-old about her standout career in Columbus, her ascension in the pro ranks, and how challenging it has been to maintain that level. We go through some fishing excursions she's had down in Tampa, and a very, very special and important request for the tournament organizers in Indian Wells.
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    • 40 min
    Behind the Racquet with Jamie Loeb

    Behind the Racquet with Jamie Loeb

    Jamie Loeb takes the court on Grandstand this afternoon against Iga Swiatek after a gritty, and hard earned qualifying run last week. It's her first main draw appearance at the Open since 2015. And she's really, truly, been through a lot this last year. This is her story of how she's found new perspective, fought through covid, self doubt, and is allowing Jamie Loeb to be Jamie Loeb.

    This is the Behind the Racquet Pod
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    • 31 min
    Behind the Racquet with Paolo Lorenzi

    Behind the Racquet with Paolo Lorenzi

    Mike here: There are few people that I respect more than Paolo Lorenzi. When I heard that he had made his decision to retire last week here in New York, I can say I was genuinely saddened by the news, but am so, so thrilled that Paolo is moving on to the next phase of his life. He is one of the kindest souls off the court, and one of the more ferocious competitors I've ever witnessed. We discuss this dichotomy, and so much more, on this week's BTRPod, with a BONUS EPISODE TOMORROW!
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    • 33 min
    "Lucky" Loser

    "Lucky" Loser

    Yeah, you heard about it. Noah Rubin decided yeah, sure, I'll play Andy Murray on Sunday after losing a heartbreaker 20 minutes earlier in Winston-Salem. He was lauded for giving it a go, and at least efforting to put on a show for a packed crowd.
    But the story, and the pressure of that decision, was a lot more exhausting.
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    • 35 min
    Behind the Racquet with Taylor Townsend

    Behind the Racquet with Taylor Townsend

    Taylor Townsend's life has been a bit different of late, shifting to a new role as Mom, and also just recently returning to the tennis court! She and Noah go WAY back, and after a bit of reminiscing, we walk through how much her life has changed, her recent "The Players Tribune" article about her prior battles with the USTA, and how she views and sees the recent discussions in the sporting world over mental health.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Soft Sounds ,

Audio channels

Great show but you need to fix the audio channels. One voice in the right ear and another in the left ear is annoying.

Former Ump ,

Another home run

Thanks for the Taylor Townsend interview. She is, from the Juniors to the Pro’s one of, if not the nicest person I’ve ever met.

And Kudo’s to Tennis Channel for having her guesting on air, she’s remarkably good at her tennis analysis.

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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