Rubin Finishes As Semi-Finalist at the IMG Academy $10k Futures

JMTA’er Noah Rubin was in action over this past weekend in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Academy $10k Futures. Noah was the #7 seed, and after winning his first two rounds rather easily, he faced Japanese up-and-comer Naoki Nakagawa in the quarters.  In a close match, Noah defeated Naoki 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to move on to the semis.  In his semifinal match on Saturday,  Noah faced, Andrey Rublev of Russia. After a rain delay, the clay courts were playing like mud.  Not the best conditions for a hard court player like Noah. Though he gave it his best effort, Noah lost the match to the tournament’s eventual champion,  6-3, 6-3.  According to his coach Lawrence Kleger, “Noah continues to post excellent results at the Futures level.  He will continue to play Futures and throw in a few Challengers to test him as he continues to improve his ATP Ranking.  After Bradenton he should be in the mid-700s.”  Next up for Noah is the January Future Circuit starting in Plantation, FL January 6th.