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.
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) 6. Januar 2018
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.