World No. 194 Noah Rubin has taken a couple of weeks off as he is hoping to recharge his batteries and make a positive end to the season. The American last played at the Cary Challenger three weeks ago, where his campaign ended in the quarterfinal.
"I don't think a lot of people know what the word break means. I try take advantage of this part of the season. It's a long season, I take a couple of weeks off and try end the season off on a high," Rubin told The First Serve.
Rubin, a former world No. 125, is also one of the players who believe the game needs a shorter season. "I think there's ways to reconstruct the schedule. I think there's a lot of things that have to go on in the foundation, the fundamental part of tennis.
I think eleven months is insane," Rubin said. "There has to come a time when we stop worrying about the tournaments that much, we have to start worrying about the players and their bodies. True change has to take place, we have to make some crazy changes and I don't know if people are ready for that."