Thompson defeats hometown hope Rubin at New York Open

(Reuters) – Australian Jordan Thompson put an end to local hope Noah Rubin’s chances at the New York Open on Monday with a 6-7(7) 7-5 6-1 first-round victory after the Nassau County native was bothered by a sore shoulder late in the match. In a battle of baseline specialists it was Rubin who was the sharper at the outset, grinding out a tight first set before errors began to pile up in the second. The 22-year-old had his shoulder looked at by a trainer during a medical time out prior…

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