Noah Rubin rolled through to the Wimbledon Boys’ Singles final today, dispatching fellow American Taylor Harry Fritz, 6-4, 6-2. He completed the win in under an hour of total match time, but a long weather delay at 6-4, 5-1 meant a bit more work for the 18-year-old, who has dropped just one set in his journey to the finals.
Said his coach, Lawrence Kleger: “Noah played a terrific match today in all aspects. But at 5-1 up in the 2nd set, play was suspended due to rain. That was the worst thing for Noah sailing along about to close out the match. After the rain delay, Taylor came out and held easily to make it 5-2 and then Noah struggled by allowing the only break points Taylor had all match in the eighth game. Scary moment. But Noah held to reach his first junior slam final. Tomorrow should be a terrific match between two outstanding juniors.”
Rubin will face Stefan Kozlov of Florida in the final on Sunday, first match on Court 1 at 1 p.m. London time (8 a.m. ET).
He was featured in this NY Daily News article with JMTA shout-out today as well!