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LI's Noah Rubin loses to Mikhail Kukushkin at U.S. Open

Noah Rubin’s return to the U.S. Open ended with a first-round loss to Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday, a four-set slog in the sweltering Billie Jean National Tennis Center. the Merrick native stumbled during the first two sets, rallied to take the third and eventually went down 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3) to the Kazakstan veteran who is ranked 84th in the world. (Credit: Newsday / Yeong-Ung Yang)