The Coffee Cast With Mike Cation and Noah Rubin, Powered by Behind the Racquet
Wimbledon Whites, and On Court Coaching

Wimbledon Whites, and On Court Coaching

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

Coffee Cast Powered by Behind the Racquet: Mental Health

Coffee Cast Powered by Behind the Racquet: Mental Health

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

@noahrubin33

@mikectennis 

 

 

Coffee Cast Powered by Behind The Racquet: Tennis Finances

Coffee Cast Powered by Behind The Racquet: Tennis Finances

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.  

Coffee Cast with Cation: Noah Rubin Edition

Coffee Cast with Cation: Noah Rubin Edition

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. 

New Balance Winner’s Circle with Dudi Sela

New Balance Winner’s Circle with Dudi Sela

June 9, 2019

Inside the New Balance Winner's Circle with Dudi Sela, your champion at the Baptist Health Little Rock Open.  

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Alex Rybakov edition

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Alex Rybakov edition

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.  

New Balance Winner’s Circle with Mitchell Krueger

New Balance Winner’s Circle with Mitchell Krueger

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.  

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Neal Skupski edition

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Neal Skupski edition

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.  

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Thanasi Kokkinakis

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Thanasi Kokkinakis

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.  

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Christopher Eubanks Edition

The Coffee Cast with Cation: Christopher Eubanks Edition

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.