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Noah Rubin Discusses “Behind The Racquet”

If you’re a tennis enthusiast, surely you have heard about and probably read the “Behind The Racquet” profile series on Instagram created by ATP pro Noah Rubin. Rubin interviews different players about their journeys and struggles from childhood tennis to the pros. The interviews have been received by the public very favorably to the point that “Behind The Racquet” has become a sensation, one of the most popular innovations the tennis industry has received in a long time.

Recently I spoke with Rubin about the BTR innovation …

Question: What inspired you to create the Behind The Racquet series which has become a sensation with many avid followers/supporters.

Noah Rubin: “It was something I wanted to do for myself. One of my closest friends, who doesn’t play tennis at all, followed my career, loves tennis now. He was bored with all the interviews, 95% of all interviews were about forehands and backhands and he couldn’t do it anymore. What you’re doing as well (biofile interviews). It’s nice for somebody like you who asks different questions. My friend was like, I don’t care about your forehand and backhand, I really don’t. I’m not a huge tennis fan. In that regard. I just like watching it. I just want to know about the person. The person behind the racquet. That’s how it all came about. Humans in New York…it’s a guy who goes around New York and asks everybody their story. And it gets into the nuts and bolts about true Americans. And I just wanted to bring that to the tennis world, in a space where people don’t really share their true emotions because they’re so competitive and it’s such an individual sport. Trying to let people open up and have that platform. For fans to be involved in it as well. If you get new fans from it showing tragedy and personality, it’s really incredible.”

Question: Have any players not cooperated?

Noah Rubin: “I’ve had about two right now who either said ‘not right now’ or don’t have a story to share. Even though I think everybody has a story. Everybody else is either coming up to me asking to share a story or are just very cooperative. So I don’t know how it’s gonna go down. Because I am asking everybody extremely personal questions and we’re going really deep. Tennys Sandgren is a guy who came up to me and said Thank you for allowing me to share my story. I never had the opportunity.”

“I have no ulterior motive. I’m not press. I’m just another tennis player. I just give everybody the platform. I do every interview myself. “

Question: Has there been a highlight moment so far?

Noah Rubin: “Like I said, Tennys Sandgren, other players like that. Looking them in the eye, people I’ve known my whole tennis career and A, I don’t know what they’ve been through and bringing us closer and B, seeing them open up to me and seeing them trust me has been miraculous and I’m truly fortunate to have that.”

Question: What are the highest praises you have received so far for Behind The Racquet?

Noah Rubin: “It’s between two things…It’s when people come up to me and say, I’m a new fan of tennis because of it. Or I get to support somebody else. Say someone has a stutter. (Ernesto) Escobedo has a stutter. I can relate to that. Now I’m a fan, I watch him play. So that’s great. Then having other players like CiCi Bellis. She said she got like 125 messages from people around the world supporting her. That’s something you can’t replicate.”

Question: An innovator does not stop innovating. Any future projects in mind? Any other ideas, expansion ideas?

Noah Rubin: “I have a few things. I’m working with ATP, WTA. Tennis Channel may have some things coming up. Players Tribune (Derek Jeter owned sports web site). I have a gallery on hold that I’m looking into. And also a documentary.”

Question: Gallery?

Noah Rubin: “Photography is one of my big interests. Hopefully do a gallery show with more artistic photos with a better camera.”

If you haven’t seen Behind The Racquet, check it out here

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  • catherine · June 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/sports/noah-rubin-behind-the-racquet-instagram.html

    I’m not sure I understand some of the things Rubin is talking about here and I certainly don’t agree with his solutions – shorter matches, shorter seasons – wouldn’t end up with the game we recognise.

    As far as a decline in popularity goes – is this really the case ? Maybe in metropolitan US, where there are competing sports. I don’t know. Or too many players chasing too many tournaments. You won’t get big crowds for Challengers etc.

    Don’t think Noah’s going to get many top players answering ‘really personal questions’. It’s something which appeals to the lower ranks where honesty isn’t going to result in cancelled contracts. Still, an original idea.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    What a coincidence that my article on BTR/Rubin is posted the same day as this one in NYT. I enjoy the BTR profiles very much. They definitely shine a light on a segment of pro tennis that is largely unreported on, the lower ranked players. In some ways these players are more interesting and relatable than the super elites. BTR is one of the best innovations in tennis in years IMO.

  • Jeff · June 26, 2019 at 12:06 am

    IMO, Rubin is a hack who complains about the tennis tour and is just trying to make a name for himself since he couldn’t on the court.

    Let’s face it, a guy who has barely scraped getting into Slams and never ranked higher than No. 125 shouldn’t be trashing the sport he can’t play well enough to be a factor.

    This makes tennis look stupid. You don’t see below-average players barely who play in other sports do this, like a Marco Scandella in hockey or a Shelvin Mack in the NBA. Never heard of those guys? Well there’s a reason why – they are not top stars. But you won’t see them ripping the sports they play.

    I don’t know why anyone agrees to speak to Rubin. Catherine is right, it is all sour grapes and shame on the NYT for running this story

  • catherine · June 26, 2019 at 6:14 am

    My other reservation about Behind the Racquet is that Rubin is encouraging players to express some deep and serious feelings about tennis and themselves on the internet. Which as we know is not a safe place. Comments are free and unrestricted I imagine.
    Maybe no harm will come of it – but who knows ? There are some pretty sick people online.

    Noah is young, 23 I think, and maybe he is too young to take into account some of the consequences of this kind of soul-baring. I hope I’m wrong and people out there are respectful and sensible – but we know that often they are not.

    Maybe I’m just a grouchy spoilsport but that’s my view.

  • Hartt · June 26, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I don’t agree that Behind the Racquet makes tennis look stupid. These players have faced difficult challenges but, for the most part, have overcome them. I found their stories interesting and often moving. Tennis does have aspects that should be improved, and there is nothing wrong with the players talking about those things.

    Catherine, I understand your concern, but players already get death threats towards both themselves and their families from disgruntled bettors. Some of the other things that are said are truly shocking, and I wonder if these Behind the Racquet posts can make it any worse.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 7:55 am

    These players like doing the BTR, many even ask Noah to do it. Only a couple of turned it down and I have an idea who, because he’s playing so badly he doesn’t know if he has a career. He will tell his story if/when he makes it, right now he’s not making it. Nobody has to do it, they all do it with Rubin because they like him and they like the series. Will Federer or Nadal do it? I doubt it. Will the novelty of BTR wear off at some point or evolve into an even better feature? Anything is possible. But many of us are really enjoying it now.

  • catherine · June 26, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Hartt – I suppose I’m being extra cautious about the potential for damage in revelations online – commenters are not just disgruntled bettors but often clearly seriously disturbed people. A year or so ago I saw some comments on the IG account of a highly ranked player which were obscene beyond belief. The comments were removed and I think the player in question could have coped with the whole business but it just seems to me an unnecessary stress in an already stressful life. The alternative, just staying off the internet, obviously wouldn’t appeal to everyone – especially sponsors and the WTA.

    Mostly, Rubin’s criticisms of the game in general didn’t make much sense to me. It’s the same old story – lesser players don’t make much money because they aren’t good enough to earn it. No fiddling around with the structure of the sport can change that.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Maybe the ATP and WTA should eliminate betting on all matches, this would protect the players and stop the problem of anonymous threats which are usually nothing but hollow anyway. It would also end the problem of match fixing.

  • Jeff · June 26, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Well we can’t ban gambling since how would I make a living?

    I agree with Catherine, stalkers are rampant in the tennis world and these players will probably get stalked now. Let’s hope Rubin doesn’t create a new Kvitova situation

  • catherine · June 26, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Jeff – in the pre-internet days some of these individuals actually used to turn up at tournaments, hotels etc and you could see how crazy or just pathetic they were. Chris Evert had a guy in England following her around but he was really just a nuisance.

    I find anonymous creeps online much more threatening. You don’t know who they are or where they are. But they know you.

  • Hartt · June 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

    In terms of players making $, I think the players ranked say, 100-250 should be able to make more. They are still excellent players and there is a problem when players at that level can’t make a decent living after expenses.

    Tennis has not done a good job of promotion outside of the big tourneys. If some Challenger tourneys are successful, why can’t more do better? And I think the Slams should distribute more of their profits to the broader tennis community, instead of funneling so much to the federations of whatever country they are in.

  • catherine · June 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hartt – it’s hard to say what the’broader tennis community’ is. I don’t see any reason why the profits of GSs shouldn’t largely go to furthering the game in the UK, France, Australia and the US. Or do you think more money should go to the ITF ?

    The success of Challenger tournaments depends a lot on where they are held. Some have good crowds, some don’t. It’s also expensive doing promotion for tournaments which feature players many people haven’t heard of.

    Players of any sport struggle at the lower levels. It’s survival of the fittest.

  • Hartt · June 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    No, not more $ to the ITF because I think they are totally incompetent. But more $ to Challenger prize $. There are some funds that go directly to individual players who need assistance to further their careers, and that could be increased.

    Plus, the kind of fundraising that Tennis Canada is doing to raise $ for junior players. Bianca and FAA will match the $ donated up to $50,000 each. The Slams and other federations could do something similar, but with a much higher ceiling for the Slams.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Jeff maybe we should hire you to write a betting column, sounds like you’re making a killing on tennis wagering.

  • Leif Wellington Haase · June 26, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Noah Rubin is far from a hack, as Jeff’s provocative but misleading comment states. He is limited by the winner-take-all bias that is common to all individual sports and by the way tennis fails to maximize its potential revenues.

    (True, Rubin himself, a first-rate athlete whom I’ve talked with from time to time, is probably too small for modern tennis and is prone to tactical lapses, but that is a subject for another time.)

    If Rubin were the 125th best basketball player in the world (one decent ratings system placed the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon in that spot, while putting Jeff’s example, Shelvin Mack, at #315) he likely would be a starter in the NBA, with a multiyear contract, making $6-7 million per, and depending on the arc of his career might even be eligible for a max contract down the line.

    The point is that even at #315, let alone #125 in basketball, people would be very interested in what he had to say…on Instagram, in social media, and so on. Even undrafted rookies aspiring to the NBA command attention on social media! If he had the gift of gab, like Kenny “the Jet” Smith, he might turn a mediocre NBA career into a virtual lifetime job in media.

    The only difference here is the space that basketball occupies in sports culture and in the broader culture more generally, and of course in the purses that basketball players and tennis players compete for. Although the base of the pyramid for basketball players is much larger, reaching the cusp of the top 100 in any sport is an incredible feat.

    If a thoughtful player can interest fans in the behind-the-scenes lives of players, they shouldn’t be disparaged as “losers” but applauded for their resourcefulness.

    To attract fans to the sport, we should encourage many roads to Rome. Technical analyses of the forehand, tell-all’s, life in the trenches, statistical analysis, bland pronouncements from the media-savvy veterans, bring ’em all on. Compared with other sports, tennis is far behind the promotional/media curve on every front.

    What the sport needs most, however, is a wholesale reorganization. Practically everyone involved in the business of tennis at any depth knows but is powerless individually to bring it about. Despite the unfairness and confusion involved in its implementation, the effort to limit the number of touring pros was a good first step.

    The next phase, I would argue, would involve unleashing the forces of nationalism by separating the tour into four geographic circuits (US, Europe, Australasia, and South America), with those who rise to the top of these regional tours competing in Masters 1000 and 500 events, and with the Grand Slams retaining their all-comer status.

    This would elevate the profile of players in the regions that nurture them and raise excitement about their clashes at the highest level, while curtailing the globetrotting hamster’s wheel quest for ATP points that fails to interest fans and helps curtail players’ careers through injury, financial stress, and burnout.

  • Harold · June 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Sorry Leif, A guy like Rubin, undersized for Tennis, wouldn’t make a dollar in basketball. Now if we used that argument for appellate, and he was in the same predicament as Rubin. If he failed to make a living at Tennis, he would, or could be asked” Why didn’t you try basketball”? A guy 7 feet would be noticed in 9th grade, from then on, everything would be free. Gear, coaching,. If he was a top recruit, he’d be fighting off people wanting to give him more.

    Rubin, while a somewhat success story, due to size limitations, can’t compete at the highest level of his sport, it’s unfortunate the equality of the tour prizes doesn’t help him..

    Head pro at some high faulting Country Club on Long Island awaits

  • Harold · June 26, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Opelka…sorry spell check

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Silly to be writing off Rubin already. Radu Albot took a while now he’s top 45 and being asked by Federer to practice at Wimbledon. Ferrer, Rios, Hewitt, Nishikori, Fognini are not much bigger or taller than Rubin. Just needs the write coach, more confidence and some good wins.

  • Leif Wellington Haase · June 26, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Harold– as an aside, as you probably know, Opelka was and is an exceptional basketball player who was given a look by Billy Donovan at Florida and who used to terrify his USTA coaches, and in particular the long-suffering Diego Moyano, by screaming “basketball” after an especially brutal lost set or match. Though relatively unathletic 7 footers are now out of fashion in the NBA– even 7′ 6″ Tacko Fall wasn’t picked in the first sixty selections of the recent draft.

    But that wasn’t my point…I was saying that if tennis improved its revenue structure and organization (even to the level of the PGA Tour in golf, let alone the NBA) Rubin would be perceived as a success and could make some money along the way, and that this restructuring wouldn’t be a pipe dream. And, in the interim, that his current sideline as a interviewer is appropriate and welcome for bringing added attention to the sport.

  • Hartt · June 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Leif, there is a big problem with your suggested geographic regions. Canada is totally excluded, and tennis would lose those budding superstars like FAA!

  • Jeff · June 26, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Leif,

    your point on Opelka proves my point. Opelka would logically have chosen basketball but it was easier for him to make the tennis tour despite his size. The basketball players are better than the Rubins of the world in their sport because they have a much harder hill to climb for those coveted spots.

    You can’t compare team sports by numbers to individual sports since the reserves are not expected to be as good as Steph Curry or Kevin Durant and players have different attributes they bring to a team. In an individual sport, it is all about who has the better individual ability.
    Thus, reaching No. 125 isn’t anything special in an individual sport. It is impressive, don’t get me wrong, but as me and Catherine are saying there is no argument for them to be paid more since no one is paying top dollar to watch Noah Rubin play tennis. I’d pay about 5 bucks to watch him play on the Challenger curcuit, matter of fact. Why he thinks he deserves a six-figure salary is beyond me.

  • Harold · June 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I grew up in Brooklyn, near a very popular American Handball courts. The NY Daily News ran a Sunday 2 page feature interview with the Number 1 player. The basis was “ How can you be the best in the World at something, and not earn a dollar”..

    My point was 125 in tennis isn’t close to a Starting NBA player( 30 teams 5 guys)

  • Harold · June 26, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Sorry, cont

    Handball just doesn’t work on TV. Hard to get cameras right

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Kostya Tszyu the former Undisputed Junior Lightweight champion once made a point about the only thing that matters is no. 1, no. 2 to no. 125 to no. 315 makes little difference. No. 1 is what counts.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    The handball angle for TV would be behind the players like racquetball and ping pong and badminton. Handball should get some tv opportunity but it’s only popular in a few areas in the US, like NYC and that’s about it I think. Should be more popular. But pickleball is growing leaps and bounds.

  • Harold · June 26, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I love Tennis, and wish 200 guys and girls made good money. I watch Challengers, there are 10 people until Friday or Saturday. Golf Web tour which I imagine is Challenger level is on TV every week, never hear them talk about Money, maybe they do, I don’t read golf forums. Do follow some Golf on the Twitter

    Top 10 men and women need to go in, and offer to give back 20% of the prize money from quarters on going forwardyeah right!

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Good point Harold, no public complaints by lower ranked golfers on minor tours crying for more money, they just keep battling and grinding. Maybe the tennis players are wussies stereotype has some credence 🙂 A good question is what percentage of the revenues split goes to players and tournaments for golf and tennis majors? If the players really believe they are being cheated, they should present these numbers or leak them to tennis-prose.com or some other MAJOR outlet 🙂

  • Leif Wellington Haase · June 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I agree with the comments about the comparative excellence of basketball players. Especially now that basketball is a global sport, the Darwinian struggle to make the NBA is probably the hardest uphill struggle in all of sports. The athleticism of the players is an astounding thing to witness even beyond their height, and their achievement reflects the enormous base of the pyramid of players who start out.

    It’s worth noting, though, that superstars drive ticket sales in team sports just as much as in individual sports, especially the top 10 or so and not more than 25-30. Virtually no one is paying for an NBA ticket to see Malcolm Brogdon, let alone our friend and Butler grad Shelvin Mack. As dozens of studies in sports economics have shown, LeBron is underpaid even at $30-40 million a year relative to his impact on league revenues.

    The NBA, of course, is not the only basketball game in town. Virtually every country in the world now has its own pro or semi-pro league. The son of a college friend of mine recently signed a contract with a Dutch team in Groningen, hardly a marquee destination, for roughly the same amount as the #150 player in men’s tennis makes annually, which is roughly around what is considered the subsistence line in tennis. By that measure, and based on a quick back-of-the-envelope calculations, it seems that around 7000 pros are able to make an equivalent living in basketball.

    But if we are switching to economics (away from the original gist of the thread, which was whose perspective was worth hearing from) my goal, Jeff, is to persuade you to pay $25 to see Noah Rubin rather than $5 or less. This seems to me to be a doable project. The #125 player on the PGA tour, the cutoff point for keeping one’s annual card, makes around $800K a year. And in general he is certainly as anonymous as Rubin, at least on starting out. Even the purses on the Web.com tour, the equivalent to the Challenger tour, are some 5 to 6 times that of the Challengers. And golf is hardly a scintillating spectator sport, though I’ve walked outside the ropes a number of times.

    The difference is partly that pro golf is longer established than tennis and that sponsors can play golf with the pros in pro-ams without actually having to play “with” them. Plus, because careers in golf are longer and the players are more mature the spectators get to identify, and identify with, players who are not necessarily on the championship tier. But it largely reflects the superior marketing and organization of golf, including by the lower-ranked players themselves. In this respect I also applaud Rubin’s entrepreneurialism, although I think the messages in the BTR series are the most important thing.

    Of course leaving Canada out of my “global scheme” was an inadvertent omission, especially because I grew up there. If its upward tennis trajectory continues it will demand a whole division of its own– a far cry from my youth, when the greatest Canadian tennis champion was one Mike Belkin.

  • Harold · June 26, 2019 at 8:38 pm

  • jg · June 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I am totally rooting for Noah Rubin, here’s a guy who hasn’t been playing much, he was practicing in hard courts in New York last week, goes
    To London one day before quailies, and is in the final round
    Tomorrow. He won junior Wimbledon, got to the finals of the NCAA’s his freshman year, he’s accomplished a lot already, he can definitely have a Paul Goldstein career, the difference is the players have gotten much bigger and stronger since then, so top 50 may not be doable, but perhaps he can eke out a living playing on the tour and maybe do something with behind the racquet, he’s very well spoken if you hear him on the pod cast.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    He’s well spoken and a good guy too, engaging and likable, great ambassador. But I would not write him off as a player. Moutet of France is only about 5-9 and he is a rising force now, on a hot streak since Tallahassee/Savannah. Third round of Roland Garros, two Challenger titles. One win from main draw of Wimby. Moutet is going to be a successful pro with a big future IMO and Rubin is right there too, just needs a few revisions and upgrades to his game. He’s right there.

  • catherine · June 27, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Tennis’ global structure is fine. No need to rejig it. Just run more efficiently. The notion of dividing up the world into different regions is a bit ridiculous if I may so so. Just imagine the politics, not to mention the cost. And everyone seems to be strung up with basketball, which is largely a US based sport. Football is the only true global sport.

    My original point was not about Rubin as a player so much as some of the human risks involved in the BTR concept. I stick to those.

    Isner seems to think prizemoney is based on need. If he wants to come to W’don with his family and team and rent a big house near the AEC why does that entitle him to more prizemoney ? Leave the family at home and stay in a hotel. It’s only two weeks.

  • Jeff · June 27, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I don’t want to cut this debate short and a lot of interesting points y all but the big story in tennis now is that Monfils and Svitolina are back together.

    Stay tuned for more!

  • catherine · June 27, 2019 at 4:55 am

    That’s the biggest story in tennis Jeff – now we look for an upswing in Elina’s mood and results 🙂

    Where do you get this stuff from ? Are you concealing yourself in a cupboard somewhere ?

  • Hartt · June 27, 2019 at 6:22 am

    The Elina and Monfils thing is already old news. Some posters say they never actually split, just went underground for a bit. 🙂

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 27, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Rubin is the hero of the ATP wta working class. I nominate Rubin for the ATP board of directors position.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 27, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Why those two promote their romance 247 is absurd. Usually couples try to keep their activities private, not a virtual 247 spy cam showing the public almost everything they do. Monfitolina must love the attention.

  • catherine · June 27, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Well, I think they should split up. Elina’s results couldn’t get worse.

    Scoop – you don’t live in the modern world. If it’s not on IG it doesn’t exist.

  • jg · June 27, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Rubin qualifies for main draw Wimbledon, take that. How about Querrey, also not showing up until this week and in the semies, and looking pretty good.

  • Jeff · June 27, 2019 at 9:25 am

    jg,

    I think Querrey responded once he saw on this site that his career was on the line vs. Kukushkin. He should easily win his semi vs. Fabbiano

  • Harold · June 27, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Here’s an idea. Top 8 play an exhibition 2 nights a year, all proceeds go to Challenger Tour. They all say they want to give back

  • catherine · June 28, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Eastbourne – Kerber gets a w/o v Jabeur (injury). That gets her into the final and also gives her a nice day off.

    Opponent Pliskova or Bertens. I’ll go for Bertens.

  • Hartt · June 28, 2019 at 7:53 am

    The Wimby draw is out and it is unfair to Canucks! There are just 4 Canadian men in the MD, and two, FAA and Pospisil, face each other in R1. FAA has already defeated Vasek and he should be a heavy favourite against a rusty Vasek.

    None of the Big 3 should have a problem in the first round. Novak has the most difficult opponent, Kohli, but I don’t expect Kohli will manage another upset against Novak. Rafa will face Sugita and Fed will play the 22-year-old Lloyd Harris of South Africa.

  • catherine · June 28, 2019 at 9:15 am

    On the whole I don’t bother much with draws. Anything can happen. Remember last year when the top 10 women were all out by the second week ? Having said that, Angie has a tough quarter, she csn meet Serena and Barty, so I can’t see her in the final again.

    Good thing I’m not a bettor – Pliskova lost 3 games v Bertens in Eastbourne. Crowd was a bit short-changed today. Didn’t see the match but Ka must have hit form.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 28, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Wonder if Bertens had her flight tickets set before the match?

  • catherine · June 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Ha ha – she should’ve done. Except I don’t expect she’s flying to Wimbledon 🙂

    Kiki has beaten Ka before but not this time. Pliskova won 100% of her service games.

  • Hartt · June 28, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Someone did somewhat of a match call for Pliskova vs Bertens, and it sounded like Pliskova’s serve was working big time.

  • Dan Markowitz · June 28, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Pospisil is lucky to be in the draw. He’s the Wally Pipp of men’s pro tennis. What a big disappointment he’s been; makes Raonic seem like John Newcombe.

  • Hartt · June 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I am not a big Pospisil fan, but to be fair to him, he has had serious back problems throughout his career. He’s been off for many months, and had back surgery a few months ago.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 28, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Pospisil wastes too much energy trying to get more money for lower ranked players from ATP. His complaining on social media overshadows his playing and his results lately.

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