Rubin to Begin US Open Action Against Federico Delbonis
Aug. 24, 2014
By Jay Garneau, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)
NEW YORK - Incoming men's tennis freshman Noah Rubin will take on Federico Delbonis in the first round of the US Open main draw on Tuesday.
Additionally, Rubin and teammate Stefan Kozlov will be competing in doubles against fellow Americans Jared Donaldson and Michael Russell.
Rubin clinched wild card entries into both main draws by winning both the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boys' National Championship.
Rubin's singles opponent, Delbonis, is currently ranked 66th in the world and reached as high as 34th this year. The Argentine has an 18-21 record and lost in the first round of the previous three Grand Slams.
That match takes place Tuesday, Aug. 26 on Court 13 following the 11 a.m. match.
The winner will advance to take on the winner of 26th-seeded Gilles Simon and Radu Albot.
In doubles, Rubin and Kozlov's opponents have an 0-2 record playing together. Russell is a 36-year-old who has been a pro since 1998, while his teammate Donaldson is a 17-year-old in his first professional season.
The doubles winner will advance to take on either top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan, or Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny.
He is coming off his ATP World Tour debut, in which he fell at the Winston-Salem Open in a third-set tiebreaker. He most recently competed against the top player in the world, Novak Djokovic, falling 8-5 in a single pro set.
Rubin's doubles match time and court are yet to be announced.
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