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Turning back the clock to the late '70s (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Turning back the clock to the late '70s or early '80s, John McEnroe plays a doubles match with Bjorn Borg. (July 14, 2011)

John McEnroe Academy

John McEnroe, who developed at the Port Washington Tennis Academy four decades ago, is using that as a model for his John McEnroe academy on Randalls Island, where he is working with talented young tennis players. His goal is to produce more top-notch players from New York.

Turning back the clock to the late '70s
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Turning back the clock to the late '70s or early '80s, John McEnroe plays a doubles match with Bjorn Borg. (July 14, 2011)

John McEnroe plays a doubles match before match
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

John McEnroe plays a doubles match before match with Bjorn Borg. (July 14, 2011

John McEnroe plays a doubles match with Bjorn
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

John McEnroe plays a doubles match with Bjorn Borg. (July 14, 2011)

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John McEnroe at his tennis academy with Noah
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John McEnroe at his tennis academy with Noah Rubin, a star pupil from Long Island. (July 14, 2011)

McEnroe describes Rubin, 15, as the most talented
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McEnroe describes Rubin, 15, as the most talented player at his Randalls Island tennis academy. (July 14, 2011)

John McEnroe opened the tennis academy in September
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John McEnroe opened the tennis academy in September 2010, hoping to develop more star players from New York. McEnroe is a New York City native.

Noah Rubin, 15, of Rockville Centre, is the
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Noah Rubin, 15, of Rockville Centre, is the No. 1-ranked boys tennis player in his age group in the country. He practices at Sportime club's Bethpage facility. (June 22, 2011)

Rubin began playing 12-and-under tournaments as a 7-year-old.
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Rubin began playing 12-and-under tournaments as a 7-year-old. He won an international tournament for 12-and-under players in Canada when he was 11, and reached the finals of a prestigious Paris event for 14-and-under players when he was 13. (June 22, 2011)

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(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

"Ninety percent of the time, you see a parent hitting with a kid and five minutes later, they walk off screaming at each other,” Rubin's longtime coach said. “When I got Noah [as a 7-year-old], it was the best job I’ve seen with a parent instilling the love of the game." (June 22, 2011)

Rubin's personal coach believes the Rockville Centre teen
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Rubin's personal coach believes the Rockville Centre teen is one of the best players his age in the world. (June 22, 2011)

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