Rubin stuns world number 17 at Australian Open

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Rubin stuns world number 17 at Australian Open

Noah Rubin won his first ever match at a Grand Slam

American teenager Noah Rubin produced one of the performances of Day One at the Australian Open as he upset the 17th seed Benoit Paire to claim his first ever Grand Slam win.

The 19-year-old, who claimed the 2014 Wimbledon boy’s title secured a straight sets 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 win over the Frenchman, though wasn’t getting too carried away with his win. Speaking afterwards, he said: “People have done way better than me at my age, people have won slams at my age so winning one round is not too terrific.”

The New Yorker, who’s ranked 328 in the world, earned a place in the main draw through a wild card entry, and added: “I love being in the spotlight, I hope I don’t come off cocky or arrogant, but I do enjoy playing in the spotlight. I’ve always played my best tennis.”

Rubin will face another Frenchman in the second round, qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Elsewhere, Camila Giorgi’s campaign proved to be a short one as she was beaten 6-4, 7-5 by the world number one Serena Williams.

Tuesday morning sees Israeli Dudi Sela begin his campaign, when he takes on German Benjamin Becker, the match set to be third on Court 15

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish News also produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: