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Editor’s note: 10sBalls thanks Noah Rubin for giving us permission to repost these great stories. We wish him and this endeavor the best of luck. Great seeing Noah wearing K-Swiss and playing Solinco Strings.


“Early in my career when I first started, fear definitely held me back. I was never great, I was good, so the success I had later in juniors kind of came out of nowhere. For me I think I handled it the wrong way. It was something that put me in the limelight, while I wanted to be out of it. Winning the French (Roland Garros) threw me in this weird mix with all these people that I didn’t think I belonged with. Obviously doing it on clay is something no American had done in a really long time and I didn’t feel like I was there yet, or that I was good enough. I almost felt like it was a little bit of a fluke. The first few years after that, I maybe wasn’t in the right mind frame to handle losses. Every time I lost I thought to myself if I was doing it for the right reasons or if I got thrown into this… You have to truly accept losing. Only one guy wins every week. You can go through a year of good results, but not win a tournament. Its just the tough reality and stupidity of our sport.” -Bjorn Fratangelo



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