‘Interesting Times in Pickleball’ – US star James Blakes’ giant prediction of Sam Querrey and Noah Rubin quitting tennis forever


In a recent trend, we have seen many tennis players leave to play and pursue a career in pickleball. Pickleball is a sport that has obvious similarities to tennis, table tennis and badminton. While tennis and badminton are racquet sports, in pickleball players use a pedal like in table tennis. It is easier compared to tennis because the movements involved are less and the chances of getting injured are also lower. Recently, former Wimbledon Juniors champion Noah Rubin quit tennis to pursue a career in pickleball.

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Former American tennis star Brad Gilbert was quick to share the news on Twitter. Later, James Blake also reacted to it.

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Brad Gilbert and James Blake react as Noah Rubin quits tennis for pickleball

Former Wimbledon Juniors champion Noah Rubin recently announced his retirement from tennis. To everyone’s surprise, he announced, trying out a career in pickleball a few weeks later. Former tennis star Brad Gilbert took to his Twitter account to share the news. Later, James Blake also gave his opinion.

‘Former Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin quits tennis for pickleball – ESPN interesting move wonder how long will it take him to reach the top level@JRBlake, “ Gilbert asked.

In response to the Tweet, Blake wrote: “I think 1 year and he will be relevant at the highest level. With him and Sam trying to pull it off, it’s sure to be some interesting times in pickleball. I can’t wait to watch.

Recently, Sam Querrey also did a similar thing. The American gave up tennis after playing one last time at the US Open and will now try pickleball.

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While it’s sad for tennis fans to see their favorite tennis stars choose a sport other than tennis, with the challenges and demanding nature of the game, it’s understandable.

The reason Rubin left tennis

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After announcing his retirement from tennis, Rubin uploaded an Instagram video discussing his future plans. The American revealed he picked up pickleball for two reasons.

The first is his own physique, which he says is not suitable for tennis. Second, the large size of the field makes it difficult for him to cover. Rubin added that since the dimensions of the pickleball court suited him better, he felt at home there.

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With the physically demanding nature of tennis as a sport, are we going to receive any more such news in the near future? Let us know your opinions in the comments section.

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