Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Long Island Native Noah Rubin Excited for U.S. Open Debut
NEW YORK — Long Island native Noah Rubin has never played a single match in the main draw of the U.S. Open, but he has beaten four-time Open champ John McEnroe.
It was almost a year ago when Rubin defeated his mentor on an indoor court at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, and Johnny Mac wasn’t too happy about it.
“I can’t believe I’m losing to this kid, he’s awful,” Rubin recalled McEnroe saying.
“He’s tries to mess with me,” added Rubin, a 5-foot-9, 145-pound native of Rockville Centre, N.Y., who will attend Wake Forest University this year. “But after when we’re sitting on the bench, he says, ‘Great playing.'”
Still, Rubin said, McEnroe refuses to play him anymore.
“He hasn’t played me since,” he said.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.