June 24, 2019
This week, while Noah is competing (and, winning) at Wimbledon qualies, we chat about the clash of tradition of Wimbledon with today's players, especially during qualifying.
As well, there's lots of talk about on court coaching at the US Open, and we disagree with none other than Roger Federer.
As always, find us online @noahrubin33, and @mikectennis
June 17, 2019
It is never an easy topic to discuss, but today, Noah Rubin and Mike Cation begin the discussion about Mental Health within the sport of tennis.
We talk about the immediacy of the frustration, despair, and loneliness felt after a loss, as well as the lack of resources available. And about the brave conversations being had by Katie Swan and Nicole Gibbs, among others, on Behind the Racquet.
Listen, think, and interact with us
June 14, 2019
Welcome to the new sounds on the Coffee Cast, as we partner with Noah Rubin to begin a weekly show dedicated to exploring the in depth issues that he exposes on Behind the Racquet.
This week, we talk finances. Vasek Pospisil started a tweetstorm discussing the financial inequities within our sport, and we wanted to break that down further. His tweet says a player ranked ~300 made 77K last year.
Accurate? Maybe not. And that's before expenses. We let you know what those are.
Welcome to the journey Behind the Racquet.
June 10, 2019
His Behind the Racquet series has brought notoriety to many of the difficulties faced by himself, and his peers. But today, on the Coffee Cast, Noah Rubin goes in depth on the basic day to day difficulties faced by many within the sport, and some of the momentous changes he believes are necessary to keep the sport relevant, and keep its athletes in a better state mentally and physically.
His thoughts are not a definitive set of finished reforms, but more of a jumping off point. Listen, think, and let him (and me!) know what you think.
June 9, 2019
Inside the New Balance Winner's Circle with Dudi Sela, your champion at the Baptist Health Little Rock Open.
February 18, 2019
While in Chicago for the ITA National Indoor Championship, I had the chance to sit down with Alex Rybakov, 22 year old TCU Senior, currently ranked #456 in the ATP Rankings, #262 in the ITF World Tennis Tour Rankings, and #8 in the ITA Collegiate Rankings. That's a lot.
It's going to be a complex process for Alex when he goes pro in a couple of months. We sat down and talked about that, his choice to attend TCU, his relationship with the top Americans that he competed with in juniors, and how he's balancing pro aspirations with a full college schedule.
Also, thanks to Alex for making some extra time on a busy weekend here in Chicago.
February 11, 2019
Mitchell Krueger tells the story of his massive changes in the offseason.
A new coach.
A new living situation.
A new forehand.
It's an incredible story. Hear how he won the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas.
January 22, 2019
This was a fun one, as Neal Skupski joined me after advancing to the Mixed Doubles QF on Monday night. We talk British tennis, his hair, the dirty world of doubles, and the family dynamic involved with his brother Ken.
January 13, 2019
Thanasi and I tried to first record this podcast in August, the week he won a Challenger title in Aptos, California. Time kept getting away from us, but finally, the day after he qualified for the Australian Open, we were able to sit down and chat.
We did NOT hammer away at why he didn't get the Wild Card. Thanasi was about to get that question five different ways at a press conference.
I did ask him to explain a bit about the politics of tennis in Australia, his rise and fall, and rise again in the tennis ranks, and what it's like being one of the highest profile athletes this week in Melbourne.
January 13, 2019
Some of our podcasts are a little shorter this week. Slams will do that.
But we're very excited to have Christopher Eubanks join us, the day before the Australian Open main draw begins, as he is in action on Monday after qualifying last week.
We talk about why Georgia Tech was important to his development, what the Transition Tour means for college tennis, and his amazing opportunity Saturday to hit and train with Serena Williams.