Noah Rubin of Long Island, New York has been awarded a wild card into the 2019 main draw. Rubin is currently ranked No. 170 in the world and is fresh-off a strong run through qualifying at Wimbledon. The 23-year-old won three matches to make the main draw of Wimbledon for the first time in his career. He was then defeated by 2018 LG&T Tennis Challenger champion Jay Clarke in a tight four set match.
In October 2018, the New York native reached a career-high ranking of No. 125 in the world. He holds five ATP Challenger titles overall (four in singles & one in doubles). This will be Rubin’s third time competing in Binghamton, with his best result coming in 2015 where he reached the second round.
“We are extremely excited to have Noah back in Binghamton and competing in front of a home-state crowd,” said Tournament Director Laurie Bowen. “Noah has had some amazing accomplishments both on and off the court and I can’t wait to see the tennis community in Binghamton come and support this young man.”
Off the court, Rubin has gained attention for his “Behind the Racquet” Instagram account. Rubin and other athletes chronicle the daily grind and difficulties of being a professional athlete. Rubin has opened up about finances, mental health, injuries, and the many other challenges of life on tour. His efforts have been profiled by The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and other media outlets.
Wild cards have also been awarded to 2016 LG&T Tennis Challenger finalist Mitchell Krueger, 2014 champion Sergiy Stakhovsky, John McNally, Strong Kirchheimer and Alexander Ritschard.