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The grind of a tennis player's life on tour

CBS News Sunday, 25 August 2019
The grind of a tennis player's life on tourIn the world of tennis, an athlete who is not among the highest-ranked is just barely scrimping by, living a nomadic life in second-rate hotels while competing in tournaments like the Little Rock Open Challenger. Senior contributor Ted Koppel looks at the human toll tennis takes on those competing on the professional circuit. He sits down with Noah Rubin (whose highest ranking was 125th in the world), who opens up about the grind of life on the road, and about the success of his Instagram page, Behind the Racquet, which tells the stories of those who have made tennis their careers.
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