While no American-male or female-reached the second week of Wimbledon, American tennis fans had plenty to cheer about in the boys tournament. Moments before Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, 18-year-old Noah Rubin defeated his compatriot Stefan Kozlov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the Wimbledon boys championship.
The Long Island native, who studies under the tutelage of John McEnroe, has consistently been ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2014, according to TennisRecruiting.net.
Rubin, who is ranked No. 539 in the world, would be a major piece for Tony Bresky's up-and-coming Demon Deacons. Though, it will be tough to pry him away from the Cavaliers, who have finished with the nation's top recruiting class two of the past three years and won the NCAA Championships in 2013.
Wake finished 15-14 last season and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but return five starters and already bring in top recruit Skander Mansouri.
While Rubin appears to be leaning towards attending college, he has not ruled out going professional. Though, in recent years, college tennis has become a pipeline for top Americans to develop into professional players like John Isner and Steve Johnson.
The crafty and quick Rubin would be an immediate difference-maker in the ACC, but would need several years of training to become a Top 100 player on the ATP tour.