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Noah Rubin (born February 21, 1996) is an American tennis player.

Noah Rubin
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Rubin at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Merrick, New York
Born (1996-02-21) February 21, 1996 (age 21)
Merrick, New York
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2015
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Wake Forest University
Coach(es) Stan Boster & Robby Ginepri
Prize money $300,954
Singles
Career record 3–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 163 (13 February 2017)
Current ranking No. 193 (3 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2016, 2017)
French Open Q1 (2016)
US Open 1R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 0–2
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 1192 (19 June 2017)
Current ranking No. 1217 (3 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2014, 2016)
Last updated on: 09:15, 12 July 2017 (UTC).

Rubin won Wimbledon as a junior in July 2014. The following month he won the 2014 U.S. Tennis Association’s Boys 18s National Championships in both singles and doubles.

Rubin played tennis for Wake Forest University Demon Deacons in the 2014–15 season, entering it ranked the no. 1 Division 1 college freshman by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). He was an All-American and was the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named both men’s tennis ACC Player and Freshman of the Year in his freshman season, losing in the finals of the 2015 NCAA singles championship. He turned pro in June 2015.

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Early lifeEdit

Rubin is Jewish, and his bar mitzvah had a tennis theme.[1][2] He attended the Merrick Jewish Center religious school, and collected donated tennis rackets for the Israel Tennis Centers as his "mitzvah project".[3][4] He said: "I want people to know I’m Jewish and I like to represent the Jewish people."[3]

His father, Eric Rubin, works as a banker, and his mother Melanie is an educator. His father was the top player on the tennis team at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens. He and Lawrence Kleger coach Noah.[2][4][5][6][7] His older sister Jessie was captain of the Binghamton University tennis team, and now works for VH-1.[5][8]

He has lived in Rockville Centre and Merrick, New York.[5][9] He attended Levy-Lakeside Elementary School and Merrick Avenue Middle School, and then went to John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, Long Island for one year, after which he studied via an online program at the Laurel Springs School, graduating in 2014.[4][10][11]

CollegeEdit

Rubin attended and played tennis for Wake Forest University Demon Deacons in North Carolina, where part of his schedule was to play pro events.[3][12] His scholarship there allowed him to leave the university after one year and return at any time to complete his degree.[12] In September 2014, Rubin was ranked the No. 1 Division 1 college freshman by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).[13][14]

Rubin ended his 2014–15 freshman season with a 26–4 record, mostly playing no. 1 singles, and ranked no. 5 in the U.S.[15][16] He was the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named both men’s tennis ACC Player and Freshman of the Year in his freshman season, and was the first Wake Forest ACC men’s tennis Player of the Year, and the third to win Freshman of the Year.[15][16] He was an All-American, ITA Rookie of the Year, four-time ACC Player of the Week, and ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year.[15][16][17] Playing doubles mostly with Jon Ho at No. 2 doubles, he had a 15–6 record.[15] He lost in the finals of the 2015 NCAA singles championship to Ryan Shane.[18][16]

JuniorsEdit

Rubin played for the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randalls Island in the borough of Manhattan.[18]

By the age of seven, Rubin was competing in 12-and-under events, and he was winning international competitions by the time he was eleven.[7] In 2010, he made it to the finals at Les Petits As in Tarbes, France.[19] In 2011, when Rubin was 15, John McEnroe called him "the most talented player we've come across".[20] He won the Copa Del Café, a Junior International Tennis Federation tournament in Costa Rica, in 2012.[2][21]

As a junior, Rubin reached as high as no. 6 in the International Tennis Federation’s world junior ranking and no. 1 in the United States in 2014.[20]

He qualified for the boys' singles tournament at Wimbledon in July 2014, and won the tournament in the first all-American final there since 1977.[22] He was the first American boy to win Wimbledon since Donald Young in 2007. He had played only one other event in 2014 before Wimbledon at the French Open, where he lost in the second round.[23]

The month after hoisting the trophy at Wimbledon, Rubin played in and won the 2014 U.S. Tennis Association’s Boys 18s National Championships in both singles and doubles (with close friend Stefan Kozlov).[11] The latter success at Kalamazoo, Michigan came with two big bonuses: US Open main-draw wild cards into the singles and doubles.

Professional careerEdit

Rubin turned pro in June 2015 at the age of 19.[18] He made his first final on the ATP Challenger Tour at Charlottesville and won by defeating fellow American teenager Tommy Paul 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, despite being down two breaks in the second set. As the only American to win an event in the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge, Rubin was awarded a wild card into the main draw at the Australian Open.

With his wild card, Rubin entered his second career Grand Slam event as the lowest ranked non-PR player (328th overall[24]) in the main draw of the 2016 Australian Open, where he stunned the 17th-seeded Benoit Paire 7–6, 7–6, 7–6 in the 1st round.

Rubin cracked the Top 200 for the first time by qualifying for the 2016 Indian Wells Masters tournament. He began the 2016 French Open Wild Card Challenge strongly with an upset win over the No. 1 seed and 59th-ranked Denis Kudla at the Sarasota Open. Having missed most of the summer tournaments due to injury, Rubin returned to form in October, reaching his second career Challenger final at Stockton.

Rubin started the 2017 season by winning his first round match at the Australian Open, before falling to eventual champion Roger Federer in the second round. He then went back to Australia and won his second Challenger title at Launceston, Tasmania in an all-American final against Mitchell Krueger.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (2–1)
ITF Futures (0–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 28, 2013 Godfrey F20 Hard   Michael Shabaz 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. March 16, 2014 Poitiers F6 Hard (i)   David Guez 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. May 25, 2014 Vic F10 Clay   Yannik Reuter 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. November 8, 2015 Charlottesville Hard (i)   Tommy Paul 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 5. February 28, 2016 Plantation F8 Clay   Andrea Collarini 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 6. October 9, 2016 Stockton Hard   Frances Tiafoe 4–6, 2–6
Winner 7. February 12, 2017 Launceston Hard   Mitchell Krueger 6–0, 6–1

Doubles (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (0)
ITF Futures (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. May 23, 2014 Vic F10 Clay   Stefan Kozlov   Sergio Martos Gornés
  Pol Toledo Bagué
2–6, 5–7

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2014 Wimbledon Grass   Stefan Kozlov 6–4, 4–6, 6–3

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
French Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Wimbledon A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
US Open 1R Q2 A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Year End Ranking 604 336 200 $280,929

Personal lifeEdit

Rubin's hobbies are photography, soccer, and art.[25]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Open over early for most Jewish players". New Jersey Jewish News. 
  2. ^ a b c "Junior Jamboree: Tennis Is Noah’s Ark". TenniShorts. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jewish players, kosher food and kippot hold court at the U.S. Open". Jewish Ledger. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jewish teen tennis star set to play at US Open". The Times of Israel. 
  5. ^ a b c "Noah Rubin wins Wimbledon title". Jewish Ledger. 
  6. ^ "Noah Rubin". ATP World Tour. 
  7. ^ a b "Bellmore Student Competes in U.S. Open". Bellmore, New York Patch. 
  8. ^ "US Open – Noah Rubin's tough learning lesson". ESPN. 
  9. ^ "Welcome, Class of 2014!". Tennis Recruiting. 
  10. ^ "Long Island Boy Wins Wimbledon Boys’ Singles Title". CBS New York. 
  11. ^ a b "Noah Rubin wins national tennis title". LIHerald.com. 
  12. ^ a b "Noah Rubin believes he's ready for his U.S. Open test". Newsday. 
  13. ^ "jmta". sportimeny.com. 
  14. ^ "2014 Division I Preseason Men's Newcomer/Freshman Rankings". itatennis.com. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Noah Rubin Bio – The Official Site of Wake Forest Demon Deacon Athletics". wakeforestsports.com. 
  16. ^ a b c d "Wake Forest's Noah Rubin Elects To Turn Pro". wfmynews2.com. June 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "WFU's Noah Rubin Claims ITA National Rookie Of The Year Award". wfmynews2.com. May 19, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c "LIer Noah Rubin, Wimbledon's junior champ, has turned pro". Newsday. 
  19. ^ "Junior Player Spotlight: Noah Rubin – Long Island Tennis Magazine". longislandtennismagazine.com. 
  20. ^ a b "Wimbledon win for Merrick's Noah Rubin". LIHerald.com. 
  21. ^ "A tennis star is born in Merrick". LIHerald.com. 
  22. ^ "Long Island’s Noah Rubin wins boys’ championship at Wimbledon; Rubin, 18, takes the road less traveled to the All-England Club, where he knocks off No. 6 seed Stefan Kozlov in the first all-American final there since 1977," New York Daily News
  23. ^ "2014 Wimbledon Championships Website – Qualifier Noah Rubin comes from nowhere to win boys' singles". wimbledon.com. 
  24. ^ "ATP Rankings 01-18-16". 
  25. ^ "itftennis.com profile". itftennis.com. 

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