Rubin Wins All-US-American Final In Nouméa

The World No. 201 gained his third win in the fourth meeting between the two. Rubin is the first champion on the ATP Challenger Tour 2018.

Fritz Noah Rubin and Taylor Fritz in Nouméa (photo: Michel Paul Photo Action/Internationaux BNP Paribas de Nouvelle-Calédonie)

NOUMÉA, January 6, 2018

Noah Rubin is the first champion of the new season on the ATP Challenger Tour. The 21-year-old captured the title of the $75,000 Internationeaux BNP Paribas, beating second seed Taylor Fritz in an all-US-American-final 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday afternoon.

Rubin saved seven of the eight break points he faced, converting three of his own to secure victory in one hour and 36 minutes.

By taking his third ATP Challenger crown, following his triumphs in Charlottesville 2015 and Launceston last year, the New York native earns $10,800 in prize money as well as 90 ATP ranking points.