2014 Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin retires at 26

Rubin was once one of the most promising juniors in the game.

by Dzevad Mesic
2014 Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin retires at 26

2014 Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin has announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 26. After winning the 2014 Wimbledon boys' singles title and reaching the top spot in the American junior rankings, the American tennis community was hoping that Rubin would have a big career.

Unfortunately for Rubin and American tennis fans, he didn't meet the expectations but did have some solid results. Rubin never won an ATP title or broke into the top-100, but he captured four Challenger titles and his career-high ranking saw him ranked at No.

125. On the main level, Rubin was 8-21. The highlight of Rubin's career was probably playing Roger Federer at the 2017 Australian Open, when he put up a good efforft before falling short to Federer with a 7-5 6-3 7-6 (3) score.

Rubin last played in late July, in Washington, where he was beaten his qualifying first round match.

Rubin's retirement announcement

"End of a chapter? Who knows," Rubin wrote in his Instagram post. "As many may know it has been slowly creeping to this point.

As much love as I have for this sport it has been tough to accept how little sense professional tennis makes to me. Between being a nightmare to play, running down balls, and simply wanting to put on a show, this 5’9 jewish New Yorker was simply himself on court.

But this was only the half of it. Even though the idea of travel makes me a bit nauseous at this point, it has changed my life. I have seen some incredible places, met some insanely interesting people, and I believe was fortunate enough to impact both during my pass throughs.

On one side I have played in front of 15,000 Australians against one of tennis’ greats, and the other, a 10 pm match in Poitiers, France where only my coach and a french cat got to see me put it all out there for €75.

I have been unable to fall asleep after notching my first Challenger title (from qualifying and saving match point in the finals), to crying myself to sleep in Marbella, Spain, truly thinking all I have worked for has been for nothing.

I have felt it all."

Also, Rubin added he is not closing the doors on a potential return, but for now will likely pursue other interests.

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