Noah Rubin on what’s next for the sport and what it takes to be one of the best players in the world
In their 30s, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are well within their prime. Just last weekend, Federer took the Wimbledon win in three straight sets; and in June, Nadal won the French Open.But kicking at their heels is a new generation of athletes. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) calls them the #NextGen: players in their late teens and 20s who are making waves in the sport, inching up in the rankings.
Noah Rubin, a New York-born 21-year-old who’s ranked 183 in the world, is one of them. A month out from tennis’ closing slam, the U.S. Open, Furthermorecaught up with him to find out the differences between the junior and the professional tour, what’s next for tennis, and how to stand out in a sea of high-performers.