Andrey Rublev

Russian tennis player (born 1997)

Andrey Rublev
Rublev MCM22 (23) (52036442068).jpg
Native nameАндрей Андреевич Рублёв
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 24)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachFernando Vicente
Prize moneyUS $12,830,328
Singles
Career record225–127 (63.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 5 (13 September 2021)
Current rankingNo. 9 (12 September 2022)[1]
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQF (2021)
French OpenQF (2020, 2022)
Wimbledon4R (2021)
US OpenQF (2017, 2020, 2022)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2020, 2021)
Olympic Games1R (2020)
Doubles
Career record62–58 (51.7% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 53 (15 August 2022)
Current rankingNo. 54 (12 September 2022)[2]
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
US Open3R (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2020)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesGold medal olympic.svg (2020)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2021)
Last updated on: 12 September 2022.

Andrey Andreyevich Rublev[a] (Russian: Андрей Андреевич Рублёв; born 20 October 1997) is a Russian professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as world No. 5 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in September 2021. Rublev has won 11 ATP Tour singles titles. He has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 53, achieved on 15 August 2022. He has won three doubles titles and is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the mixed doubles title at the 2020 Summer Olympics with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

In his junior career, Rublev won the 2014 French Open singles title, defeating Jaume Munar in the final.[3] He won the bronze medal in singles and the silver in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

Rublev broke into the top 10 of the ATP Tour in October 2020. He has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian, French and US Opens, and was part of the successful Russian Davis Cup team in 2021. He won his first doubles title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup with Dmitry Tursunov, and among his singles titles are home victories in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Personal life

Rublev was born in Moscow to Andrey Rublev Sr., a former professional boxer turned restaurant manager,[4] and Marina Marenko (née Tyurakova; Russian: Тюракова), a tennis coach at the Spartak Tennis Club.[5] His mother worked with tennis players such as Anna Kournikova and received the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" in 2009. She is also the mother of Anna Arina Marenko, Rublev's older half-sister and former professional tennis player.[6]

Rublev has Austrian ancestry on his paternal side, through his grandmother Larisa Genrikhovna Rubleva.[7] He often credits his paternal grandparents for raising him as a child for five days a week until he was 15.[8] Rublev denies the claims his mother used to be harsh towards him: "She was definitely not harsh. My parents always did everything for me. They love me very much".[9][10] His maternal grandfather, Andrey Fyodorovich Tyurakov was a pro-coach in freestyle wrestling, an amateur tennis player and doubles partner of Boris Sobkin, a coach of professional tennis player Mikhail Youzhny and sparring partner of Grand Slam doubles champion Olga Morozova in her prime years.[11]

In 2013, however, Belarusian Sergey Tarasevich became his other coach. Then Tarasevich was replaced by Fernando Vicente from Spain.[12] Outside tennis, Rublev practices boxing and basketball, and he is particularly interested in Mike Tyson.[13] Rublev is also pretty serious about creating his own electronic music like his heroes – Martin Garrix and Alan Walker.[14] Rublev is nicknamed the "Rubl'" which means the Russian word 'ruble'. He speaks Russian, English, and Spanish, and also is a longtime fan of the Golden State Warriors (NBA),[15] and has been regularly following soccer matches as a supporter of FC Barcelona.[16]

Unlike his key tennis idols growing up – Rafael Nadal and Marat Safin[15] – Rublev is Orthodox Christian and can be regularly seen crossing himself after matches.[17][18]

Junior career

Rublev playing at the junior US Open in 2013.

Rublev debuted in Luxembourg at age 13, getting his first win in his second competition in Phoenix.[19] In the following years, Rublev could climb the third rounds in singles and in December 2012 he won one of the top junior competitions, the Orange Bowl.[19]

Next, in spring of 2013, Rublev achieved the NWU PUKKE/RVTA Junior ITF 1 cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He successfully competed in following tournaments, especially on clay surface, including the Trofeo Bonfiglio in Milan, and became quarter-finalist at the 2014 Australian Open junior singles. At the doubles competition he paired with German Alexander Zverev, reaching the quarter-finals. The first notable win was at the 2014 French Open junior singles, crushing Jaume Munar.[19] There he also reached the semifinals with partner Stefan Kozlov, before being knocked down by Frenchmen and future winners Benjamin Bonzi / Quentin Halys.[20] He became ITF Junior player World No. 1 on 9 June 2014 after winning the 2014 Junior French Open.[21]

Shortly before Wimbledon, Rublev captured the cup at the Nike Junior International Roehampton in Roehampton, Great Britain. In the Wimbledon Championships, Rublev reached the third round before being beaten by 1842nd-ranked Dutch van Rijthoven in three tight sets.[22] In doubles, Rublev and Kozlov lost to Brazilians Orlando Luz and Marcelo Zormann in three sets, attaining his first junior Grand Slam final in doubles.[23]

Rublev took a break before competing at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, where he played in all three events as first-seeded. In singles, he lost to Kamil Majchrzak in three sets, but received a bronze medal for beating Jumpei Yamasaki. Partnering with fellow Karen Khachanov in doubles, Rublev reached the finals, where they again lost to Brazilians Luz and Zormann. He and his mixed partner Darya Kasatkina only reached the second round, where they were defeated by silver medalists Ye Qiuyu and Yamazaki.[citation needed]

In April 2015, Rublev finished his junior career by winning the inaugural ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu, China. In the final, the Russian beat Taylor Fritz in three sets.[24]

Professional career

2014: Early career and Davis Cup debut

Rublev at the 2014 Kremlin Cup

Rublev debuted at the Bulgaria F6 Futures, reaching the quarterfinals. He continued his career in Bulgaria, where he again reached the quarterfinals, but became runner-up in doubles. The 15-year-old finalised in Minsk, Belarus. After unsuccessful autumn games he received his first win at the USA F31 Futures in Bradenton, United States. In the new 2014 tour he started in Kazakhstan, reaching semifinal and final in the two Future events in Aktobe, respectively. In the latter he beat Belarusian Yaraslav Shyla to reach his second win. Rublev succeeded finals of the Czech Republic F1 Futures in doubles, partnering with Pole Andriej Kapaś, and continued his success in the Russia F3 Futures in Moscow, championing in the singles and running-up in the doubles competitions.[20]

2015: First doubles title

Rublev in day 1 of the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying round.

In 2015, Rublev entered the first ATP tournament in Delray Beach, where he reached the second round losing to Steve Johnson in straight sets.[citation needed]

Rublev made his debut at the Davis Cup, where in the second round play-off of the Europe Zone Group I, in the third rubber, he partnered with Konstantin Kravchuk and won the match against the Portuguese team Gastão Elias / João Sousa in three sets.[25]

The Russian participated at his first Masters 1000 entry in Miami, where he defeated Pablo Carreño Busta, but lost to John Isner. He entered the clay season at the Barcelona Open, where as a qualifier he reached the second round after overcoming Fernando Verdasco.[citation needed]

With his win over Finn Jarkko Nieminen at Geneva Open, 17-year-old Rublev repeated Nadal's success in winning at least once on five ATP tournaments in one season as a teenager who is under 18 years old. (Nadal did that in 2004.)[26][27]

Rublev was called for the Davis Cup team in the 2015 Davis Cup Europea/Africa Zone Group I match against Spain, held in Vladivostok. After losing his first match against Tommy Robredo, Rublev won his second match against Pablo Andújar in the decisive fifth rubber to complete a 0–2 comeback for Russia against five-time champion Spain. This secured team Russia a place in the World Group Play-offs. Russia played in the World Group Play-offs last time in 2012, losing then to Brazil 0–5.[28]

He made his major debut at 2015 US Open as a qualifier. Rublev won his first ATP title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup in doubles, partnering with comeback Dmitry Tursunov.

2016: Challenger title

Rublev started the 2016 year at the Chennai Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the second round. He reached only the first and second rounds of ATP 250 and Challenger tournaments. In March, this poor performance led to his decision to part ways with his coach Sergey Tarasevich. Immediately after that, on 6 March 2016 he made a turn by winning his first Challenger in singles, defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu in Quimper, France. As a result, Rublev jumped 47 positions from 208th to 161st ranking position, a new career-high.[29] In April, he joined 4Slam Academy in Barcelona, run by Galo Blanco.[30]

2017: First ATP title & major quarterfinal, top 50

Rublev started well in the 2017 ATP World Tour, reaching the second round of the Australian Open after qualifying. On the way he beat 60th-ranked Yen-Hsun Lu, but then lost to Andy Murray. Rublev was successful in some Challenger tournaments. He reached the 2017 Open de Rennes Challenger final, losing there to Belarusian Uladzimir Ignatik. Again in Quimper, France, Rublev now reached the semifinals, losing to Peter Gojowczyk. Rublev also reached the semifinals in Irving, Texas.[citation needed]

The Russian had some success on grass-court tournaments. He got into the quarterfinals of the Halle Open, losing there to his compatriot Karen Khachanov in a tight match. In the next tournament, the Wimbledon Championships, Rublev could reach round two, losing there to Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Despite losing in the qualification round, Rublev as lucky loser reached his first ATP singles final at the Umag Open, beating in the quarterfinals defending champion Fabio Fognini. In the final, he beat Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets to win his first ATP singles title. It was the seventh time that a lucky loser would win a tournament, the last tennis player doing so at that time was Rajeev Ram in 2009 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.[31] He reached the top 50 at World No. 49 on 24 July 2017.[32]

Rublev went on to compete at the 2017 US Open as a direct entrant. He grabbed his first win against top-10 player, beating No. 9 Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets and made it through to the quarterfinals, beating David Goffin in the fourth round in straight sets. Rublev lost in straight sets to world No. 1 and eventual champion, Rafael Nadal, in the quarterfinals.[33]

He qualified for the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan and made it into the finals, but lost to Hyeon Chung.[citation needed]

2018: First Masters doubles final

Rublev commenced the 2018 season in Doha, where he went to the final, eventually losing in straight sets to Gaël Monfils. Next, he reached the round of 32 of the Australian Open, where he was seeded for the first time in a Grand Slam event at No. 30, but lost to third seed Grigor Dimitrov, in four sets.[34]

Rublev continued his run of good form by reaching back-to-back quarterfinals in Montepellier and Rotterdam, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Grigor Dimitrov, respectively. The Russian then had a first round exit in Acapulco, losing to David Ferrer. He did not compete at the 2018 French Open or 2018 Wimbledon due to a back injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters where he lost in the third round to Dominic Thiem after having had a match point.[35]

Later in the season after returning to active play he lost to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the first round of the US Open.[citation needed]

2019: Top 10 wins, second ATP title

Rublev at the 2019 Paris Masters

Rublev opened 2019 by making the round of sixteen in Doha at a tournament in which he had been the runner-up in the previous year. This loss came at the hand of the fifth seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili who defeated Rublev in straight sets in only 61 minutes.[36] Next, in the 2019 Australian Open, Rublev lost in four sets in the first round to American Mackenzie McDonald.[citation needed]

In the Hamburg European Open, Rublev achieved his second win over a top 10 player by defeating the top seed and World No. 4 Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. He lost to Georgian 4th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final.[citation needed]

In August, Rublev had the biggest win of his career so far at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he defeated World No. 3 Roger Federer in the third round in straight sets, handing Federer his fastest loss in some sixteen years.[37] Rublev then went onto to lose to the tournament's eventual winner Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals.[38]

At the US Open, the unseeded Rublev defeated eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets in the first round. In the second round, Rublev won the first set against Gilles Simon, but Simon retired early in the second set, sending Rublev into the third round. There he defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets, catapulting him to the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament for the second time.[39] There, he lost in straight sets to Matteo Berrettini.[40]

Later in the 2019 campaign, Rublev lost in the second round to Fabio Fognini, in straight sets, at the China Open in Beijing, after having beaten Grigor Dimitrov in the first round.[41]

On his 22nd birthday, Rublev won his second ATP title at the Kremlin Cup, defeating the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, in straight sets in the final.[42]

2020: Five ATP titles, world No. 8

Rublev entered the 2020 ATP season by winning back-to-back titles. Not allowed to compete in the newly established ATP Cup, as only a country's top two singles tennis players qualified, Rublev instead entered the Qatar Open, this time winning the trophy as he failed to do so two years ago. Next, Rublev took part in the maiden 2020 Adelaide International. Third-seeded, Rublev overcame Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime in a three-set marathon match in the semifinal, before reaching the final and soundly defeating qualifier Lloyd Harris. Together with his results at 2019 Davis Cup Finals, this was 12th consecutive win for Rublev. He became the first player to win two ATP tournaments in the first two weeks of the season since 2004, when Dominik Hrbatý won tournaments in Adelaide and Auckland.[43]

Next up for Rublev was the first of the year's four Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open where Rublev extended his early 2020 undefeated winning streak to 11 matches by coming from behind for a four-set third round Victory over the 11th seed David Goffin of Belgium. His unbeaten 2020 run then ended the fourth round where he lost in straight sets to the seventh seed Alexander Zverev of Germany, who advanced to his first Australian Open quarterfinal.[44][45]

Next in the Rotterdam Open, the seventh-seeded Rublev advanced into the quarterfinals with a round of 16 victory over Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan. However, he then lost in straight sets to Filip Krajinović of Serbia who then advanced to the semifinals.[46] Then, in February at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Rublev made it to the quarterfinals where he lost in straight sets to the unseeded Dan Evans of Great Britain.[47]

After tournaments that should have started but were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the late 2020 season saw a number of replacement exhibition tournaments. Rublev participated at the Adria Tour, taking place in the Balkans. The tournament was split into four groups of four players each. Rublev, playing in the Alexander Zverev group, in Zadar, Croatia, beat Marin Čilić, Danilo Petrović and Alexander Zverev to qualify into the final, where he should compete with Novak Djokovic. However, one of the participants, Grigor Dimitrov, was tested positive for the coronavirus, and so the final match was cancelled.[48]

Later in the season when competition resumed prior to the US Open, Rublev lost in three sets in a two out of three-set-match to British player Dan Evans in the opening round of the Western & Southern Open, which was played this year at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, home of the US Open, instead of Mason, Ohio, where it is traditionally being held.[49] Seeded 10th at the US Open, Rublev defeated Jérémy Chardy and Grégoire Barrère,[50] Salvatore Caruso,[51] all in straight sets. Rublev's round of 16 match pitted was a rematch against a player he lost to in the same round in 2019, the fifth seed Matteo Berrettini. This time, Rublev won in four sets and advanced to his second US Open quarterfinal.[52] He then lost in his quarterfinal match to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets with two tiebreakers.[53]

Next, Rublev achieved his third tour title of the year at the Hamburg European Open, where in the final he defeated second seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets.[54] However, Tsitsipas returned serve by defeating Rublev in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open. However, this performance guaranteed him a place in the top ten of the ATP rankings on 12 October 2020.[55] Rublev then won his fourth title of the year at the St. Petersburg Open, defeating seventh seed Borna Ćorić, in straight sets.[56] He reached a career-high of World No. 8 on 19 October 2020.[32]

In late October, Rublev achieved his fifth title of 2020 by winning the Vienna Open as the fifth seed. He defeated qualifier Norbert Gombos in straight sets to win his first match of the tournament. Rublev would then beat Jannik Sinner in three sets with Sinner retiring after only three games due to injury. Rublev would then upset second seed and defending champion Dominic Thiem. Rublev would then eliminate Kevin Anderson, Anderson would retire in the second set due to injury. Rublev won his match with Anderson. Rublev would then defeat lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego to win the 2020 Vienna Open singles title.[57] With this win, Rublev qualified for the ATP Finals in London, which was his first ATP Finals appearance.[58]

In mid-November, at the ATP Finals, Rublev was placed in Group London 2020, where he would be eliminated in the round-robin phase. He started off his ATP-Finals debut with a match against Rafael Nadal – the second seed. Nadal beat Rublev. Two days after his loss, Rublev would face off against defending champion and sixth seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas. In his match, Rublev got match point on serve during the deciding set tiebreaker, but he double faulted, and lost the tiebreak and the match. Tsitsipas won. With his loss, Rublev was eliminated from the tournament.[59] Two days later, Rublev faced his final opponent: third seed Dominic Thiem whom Rublev defeated to conclude his ATP Final debut.[60]

2021: Olympic mixed doubles gold, top 5

Rublev started his 2021 season with a title at the ATP Cup, a country-based team event. Playing for Russia, in a team with Daniil Medvedev, Aslan Karatsev, and Evgeny Donskoy, Rublev bested Argentina's Guido Pella and Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in the group stage to help his team advance into the semifinals. There he defeated Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, coming back from a set down to win. In the final of the ATP Cup, Rublev beat Italy's Fabio Fognini in straight sets.[61]

Rublev advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after defeating Yannick Hanfmann, Thiago Monteiro, Feliciano López, and Casper Ruud.

Rublev then won the Rotterdam Open, defeating Márton Fucsovics in the final. He also bested top-ten player Tsitsipas en route to the final. With this title, Rublev reached a twenty match winning streak at ATP Tour 500 tournaments, which is the third longest ATP 500 winning streak in tennis history.[62]

The next week, he went on to win doubles at the Qatar Open partnering Aslan Karatsev but lost his first singles match to Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal. Rublev's previous rounds were won by walkovers due to his opponents' injuries.[63] The week after, at the 2021 Dubai Tennis Championships he extended his winning streak to twenty one matches with his victory over Emil Ruusuvuori in the second round. With this 21st consecutive win at ATP 500 events, Rublev tied Andy Murray for the second-longest winning streak at the tournament level (since 2009) and also second overall, the only other player to own a longer run of ATP 500 victories being Roger Federer (28).[64] Rublev went on to reach the semifinals defeating Taylor Fritz and Márton Fucsovics in the quarterfinals (for the third time in 2021), losing to wildcard and eventual champion Aslan Karatsev in the semifinals.[65][66]

In April, seeded fourth, Rublev reached his first semifinal at a Masters 1000 level at the 2021 Miami Open[67][68] where he was defeated by the eventual champion Hubert Hurkacz.[69]

In Monte Carlo, Rublev reached his first singles Masters 1000 final, defeating 11-time champion Rafael Nadal en route. Although he lost to Tsitsipas in the championship match, he reached a career-high of world No. 7 and overtook Roger Federer in the rankings for the first time in his career.[70][71]

At the 2021 French Open Rublev was upset in the first round in 5 sets by Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.[72][73]

At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships Rublev reached the fourth round for the first time in his career defeating 26th seed Fabio Fognini.[74] This marked the first time three Russian players reached the fourth round at the All England Club since 2006, when Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova made their run.[75] He was finally defeated by Márton Fucsovics whom he beat in 5 consecutive meetings between the two since his win at the 2020 French Open including Fucsovics's withdrawal in Qatar.[76]

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he won the mixed doubles title with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeating compatriots Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina in the final. Rublev was playing mixed doubles for the first time in his professional career and has no plans to continue until the next Olympics.[77][78]

At the Western & Southern Open, Rublev reached his second Masters 1000 final defeating Marin Cilic, Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire in the quarterfinals[79] and compatriot and top seed Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal, his maiden win over the World No. 2 and the biggest win of his career.[80] In the final, he lost to Alexander Zverev in straight sets. The match, lasting just 59 minutes, was the shortest final contested in the history of the tournament.[81][82]

At the final Grand Slam event of the year, the 2021 US Open, Rublev was seeded fifth in lieu of the absence of such players as Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. He lost in five sets in the third round to Frances Tiafoe of the United States.[83] As a result of this run, he made his Top 5 debut on 13 September 2021.[32]

At the 2021 San Diego Open, he reached his eighth semifinal of the year, defeating 6th seed Diego Schwartzman.[84]

At the 2021 BNP Paribas Open, he reached the final in doubles partnering Aslan Karatsev where they were defeated by John Peers/Filip Polasek duo. As a result, he reached a new career-high ranking in doubles of No. 59 on 18 October 2021.[32]

2022: Two Major quarterfinals, three titles

Rublev reached the third round of the 2022 Australian Open where he was defeated by Marin Čilić.[85]

Rublev reached his first final of 2022 at the Open 13 in Marseille, defeating three French players en route Richard Gasquet, Lucas Pouille and ninth seed Benjamin Bonzi with all matches going to three sets.[86] He defeated world No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime for his ninth singles title. At the same tournament he reached the quarterfinals with Ukrainian Denys Molchanov.[87] The duo won against the French pair of Bonzi/Albano Olivetti to reach the semifinals and Hugo Gaston/Holger Rune to reach also the final. He lifted the doubles trophy as well just hours after winning the singles to make it a Marseille double against South African Raven Klaasen and Japanese Ben McLachlan. With the victory, he became just the third player to sweep both the singles and doubles titles in the tournament's 30-year history.[88]

On 26 February, Rublev won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, UAE defeating the Czech player Jiří Veselý in straight set to gain his tenth ATP singles title.[89] Rublev also made international news headlines when, after winning his semifinal match, he wrote "No war please" on a camera lens a few days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[90]

Next Rublev defeated 33rd seed Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells before losing in straight sets in the semifinals to the 20th seed and eventual champion American Taylor Fritz.[91]

In April 2022, Rublev defeated in three sets world No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic, in the final of 2022 Serbia Open.[92] At Roland Garros, Rublev reached the quarterfinals, where he lost in a fifth set tiebreak to 20th seed Marin Cilic.

On 20 April, the All England Club announced a ban on all Russian and Belarusian players, including Rublev, from competing at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[93]

Seeded 9th at the US Open he reached the fourth round, defeating 19th seed Denis Shapovalov in a five set thriller with a fifth set super tiebreak lasting over four hours, for the fourth time at this Major.[94] Next he defeated 7th seed Cameron Norrie in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, where he was subsequently defeated by Frances Tiafoe.[95]

Playing style

Rublev is an offensive baseliner with a big forehand – his favorite shot, and has a dangerous and consistent two-handed backhand. His running forehand is particularly lethal because of his consistency and comfort with the shot, making many passing shots with it. Despite his power, Rublev is often hyper-aggressive and can enter situations where he makes consecutive unforced errors, causing technical and mental difficulty to follow. However, he can also demonstrate periods when his forehand is elusive. He states that he does not prefer a particular tennis surface.[19]

Rublev has a powerful first serve that often reaches 200+ km/h (125+ mph). His second serve, however, is underwhelming because of his high number of double faults during matches, as well as being much slower than his first serve. In 2020, Yevgeny Kafelnikov said the following about Rublev's game: "I think his whole game, it just has some elements of playing junior tennis, hitting the ball harder and harder. If he improves in those two departments, his footwork and second serve, his whole game is going to change."[96]

Endorsements

Rublev has been endorsed by Nike for apparel and shoes, Head for racquets,[97] Italian luxury brand Bulgari for watches, and Penhaligon's for perfume.[98] He used to be endorsed by Wilson for racquets.[99]

Career statistics

Grand Slam tournament performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2022 French Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A 2R 3R 1R 4R QF 3R 0 / 6 12–6
French Open A A Q2 1R A A QF 1R QF 0 / 4 8–4
Wimbledon A Q2 Q2 2R A 2R NH 4R A[b] 0 / 3 5–3
US Open A 1R Q1 QF 1R 4R QF 3R QF 0 / 7 17–7
Win–loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 6–4 2–2 4–3 11–3 9–4 10–3 0 / 20 42–20

Olympic finals

Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 Gold medal)

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Gold 2021 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo Hard Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Aslan Karatsev
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [13–11]

ATP Masters 1000

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 3–6, 3–6
Loss 2021 Cincinnati Masters Hard Germany Alexander Zverev 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 Miami Open Hard Russia Karen Khachanov United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]
Loss 2019 Paris Masters Hard Russia Karen Khachanov France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
4–6, 1–6
Loss 2021 Indian Wells Masters Hard Russia Aslan Karatsev Australia John Peers
Slovakia Filip Polášek
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Team competitions finals

Result Year Tournament Team Partners Opponent team Opponent players Surface Score
Win 2021 ATP Cup  Russia Daniil Medvedev
Aslan Karatsev
Evgeny Donskoy
 Italy Matteo Berrettini
Fabio Fognini
Simone Bolelli
Andrea Vavassori
Hard 2–0
Win 2021 Davis Cup RTF Daniil Medvedev
Aslan Karatsev
Karen Khachanov
Evgeny Donskoy
 Croatia Marin Čilić
Nino Serdarušić
Borna Gojo
Nikola Mektić
Mate Pavić
Hard (i) 2–0

Records

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.
Tournament Year Record accomplished Player tied
Croatia Open 2017 Winning an ATP tournament as lucky loser Heinz Gunthardt
Bill Scanlon
Francisco Clavet
Christian Miniussi
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Rajeev Ram
Leonardo Mayer
Marco Cecchinato

Awards and honours

International
National

Notes

  1. ^ Also transliterated as Rublyov
  2. ^ Russian athletes were banned from competing following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[100][93]
  3. ^ (as part of the Team: Roman Safiullin, Evgeny Tyurnev; captain Ivan Pridankin)

References

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ ATP Rankings – Doubles
  3. ^ Russians Kasatkina, Rublev win French Open junior titles
  4. ^ "Коммент. Шоу #36 / Рублёв. Дружба с Пике, Медведев и как обыграть Федерера" [Comment. Show #36. Rublev. Friendship with Piqué, Medvedev and how to win against Federer]. YouTube (in Russian). Comment Show. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2021. he works at the chain of restaurants but he's not the owner
    • "Rublev's menu is varied in food, but steady in tennis". ITF. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Tennis is family affair for Rublev". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Слагаемые успеха / Быть мамой Андрея Рублева" [Components of success / Being the mother of Andrey Rublev]. fismag.ru (in Russian). FIS (Fizkultura i sport). 20 June 2018. Archived from the original on 1 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
    • "Марьенко Марина Андреевна" [Marenko Marina Andreyevna]. mos.ru (in Russian). Mayor of Moscow. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Андрей Рублев — главная звезда тенниса 2020 года, трудоголик и перфекционист" [Andrey Rublev is the main tennis star of 2020, workaholic and perfectionist]. tatler.ru (in Russian). 1 January 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Why Heavy-Hearted Rublev Is As Motivated As Ever". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 1 November 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  9. ^ ""Не пошел на бокс в детстве, потому что там были потные мужики". Топ-теннисист Рублев о сезоне, Смолове и Пике" ["I didn't go to boxing as a child because there were sweaty guys." Top tennis player Rublev about the season, Smolov and Piqué]. sport24.ru (in Russian). Sport24. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2021. It seems to me that I had a choice. Dad was a boxer, grandfather was a [freestyle] wrestler. They both took me to their gyms when I was a kid. I didn't like there
  10. ^ "В Москве обокрали тренера Анны Курниковой" [Anna Kournikova's coach robbed in Moscow]. polit.ru. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Boris Sobkin. "Tennis Ray" Interview (watch after 1:42)". YouTube (in Russian). Tennisny Ray [lit.Tennis Paradise]. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
    • "Борис Собкин. Интервью "Теннисному раю"". YouTube (in Russian). Tennisny Ray. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Марина Марьенко: "Мы живём в интересное время..."" [Marina Marenko: "We live in interesting times..."]. mir-vpechatleniy.ru (in Russian). 30 January 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2021. We were offered to work with Fernando by the head coach of the Spanish academy "4 Slam" Galo Blanco. Andrey successfully trained with him several years ago
  13. ^ Yakov Chudakov (23 July 2012). Чемпионат Европы. Андрей Рублёв: Играть в теннис помогает бокс [European Championships. Andrey Rublev: Boxing helps me playing tennis]. Gotennis.ru (in Russian). GoTennis. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  14. ^ "РУБЛЕВ – депрессия, помощь олигарха, лучший год в карьере (English subs)" [RUBLEV: depression, oligarch's help, the best year in career]. YouTube. Sports Interview. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Andrey Rublev". nittoatpfinals.com. Nitto ATP Finals. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Rublev, Federer Visit Famous Sports Venues". atptour.com. 28 April 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Simona, Novak and the Sign of the Cross". YouTube. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Andrei Rublev v Taylor Fritz – ITF Junior Masters Final 2015 – Full Set [watch since 33:35]". YouTube. International Tennis Federation. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  19. ^ a b c d "Поколение Next: Андрей Рублев" [Generation Next: Andrey Rublev] (in Russian). SportBox. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  20. ^ a b https://www.itftennis.com/en/players/andrey-rublev/800330482/rus/jt/s/titles/[bare URL]
  21. ^ https://www.itftennis.com/en/players/andrey-rublev/800330482/rus/jt/s/overview/[bare URL]
  22. ^ "Wimbledon. Андрей Рублёв покидает юниорские соревнования" [Wimbledon. Rublev leaves junior tournament] (in Russian). GoTennis. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  23. ^ Рублёв и Козлов проиграли в финале юниорского Уимблдона в парном разряде [Doubles team Rublev and Kozlov lost in the finals of the Wimbledon Junior match] (in Russian). Championat. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  24. ^ "Who's who: ITF Junior Masters". itftennis.com. ITF. 27 March 2015. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  25. ^ "Russia vs. Portugal". daviscup.com. Davis Cup. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  26. ^ "Андрей Рублёв повторил достижение Рафаэля Надаля" (in Russian). Championat.com. 17 May 2015.
  27. ^ "Young Gun Rublev Reaches Geneva Second Round; Giraldo Advances".
  28. ^ "Zone Group I latest: Russia stun Spain".
  29. ^ Shakhov, Dmitry (7 March 2016). "Первый челленджер Рублёва" [Rublev's First Challenger]. championat.com (in Russian). Championat (website). Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  30. ^ "Andrey Rublev will work at Galo Blanco´s 4Slam Academy from April". Tennis World USA. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  31. ^ "Rublev Beats Lorenzi For First Title In Umag". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  32. ^ a b c d "Andrey Rublev | Rankings History | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  33. ^ US Open 2017: Roger Federer faces Juan Martin del Potro in last eight – BBC Sport
  34. ^ "Grigor Dimitrov withstands stern Andrey Rublev test to reach last 16". 19 January 2018.
  35. ^ Ilic, Jovicz (25 May 2018). "Injuries force Andrey Rublev and Filip Krajinovic to miss Roland Garros". tennisworldusa.com. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  36. ^ Ilic, Jovica (2 January 2020). "ATP Doha: Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Nikoloz Basilashvili advance". tennisworldusa.com. Tennis World USA. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  37. ^ "Roger Federer suffers his fastest defeat in 16 years at the Cincinnati Masters". edition.cnn.com. CNN. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  38. ^ "Daniil Medvedev Marches into Cincinnati Semis | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  39. ^ "'I just want to go home': Nick Kyrgios goes out of US Open in straight sets". The Guardian. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  40. ^ "Berrettini ready for Rublev rematch at U.S. Open". Reuters. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  41. ^ "Fabio Fognini beats Andrey Rublev 2–0 at China Open". xinhuanet.com. 4 October 2018. Archived from the original on 16 October 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  42. ^ "Birthday Boy Rublev Prevails At Home In Moscow". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  43. ^ "Dominant Rublev Doubles Up With Adelaide Crown". atpworldtour.com. ATP. 18 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  44. ^ "Rublev Upsets Goffin, Extends Winning Streak". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 25 January 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  45. ^ "Zverev halts Rublev juggernaut to reach first Melbourne quarters". reuters.com. Reuters. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  46. ^ "Andrei Rublev was not able to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam". globaldomainsnews.com. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  47. ^ "Dan Evans reacts to surprise Andrey Rublev win". tennisworldusa.com. Tennis World USA. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  48. ^ "Djokovic vs. Rublev Adria Tour final canceled after Dimitrov news". tennis.com. Tennis. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  49. ^ "Evans Denies Rublev Another Speedy Start In 2020". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 23 August 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  50. ^ "No. 10 seed Andrey Rublev sails into Round 3 of the 2020 US Open". usopen.org. US Open. 3 September 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  51. ^ Faulkner, Leyla (30 August 2020). "Tennis US Open 2020 Picks Are Out Ahead Of The First March To Be Played Since The Coronavirus". theunionjournal.com. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  52. ^ Finn, Richard (7 September 2020). "Andrey Rublev returns to US Open quarterfinals by upsetting Matteo Berrettini". usopen.org. US Open. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  53. ^ Graham, Bryan Armen (29 January 2021). "Serena Williams, Daniil Medvedev book spots in US Open semi-finals – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  54. ^ "Rublev Rallies, Earns First ATP 500 Crown In Hamburg". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  55. ^ Drucker, Joel (7 October 2020). "Redemption of Stef: After US Open anguish, Tsitsipas thrives in Paris". tennis.com. Tennis. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  56. ^ "Rublev Reigns In Russia". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 18 October 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  57. ^ Tour, ATP (31 October 2020). "Vienna Draws, ATP Tour". ATP Tour. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  58. ^ "Andrey Rublev Claims Fifth Title Of 2020 In Vienna". ATP Tour. 1 November 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  59. ^ Finals, Nitto ATP (19 November 2020). "Draw/Group Standings | Nitto ATP Finals". Nitto ATP Finals. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  60. ^ Tour, ATP (19 November 2020). "Nitto ATP Finals | Results | ATP Tour". ATP Tour. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  61. ^ "ATP Cup | Results | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  62. ^ "ATP 500 King Andrey Rublev Reigns in Rotterdam | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  63. ^ "Andrey Rublev makes ATP history after reaching Qatar Open semi-finals without playing a point". 11 March 2021.
  64. ^ "Andrey Rublev Reaches Another ATP 500 Milestone in Dubai | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  65. ^ "Aslan Karatsev ends Andrey Rublev's successful run". 19 March 2021.
  66. ^ "2021 in Review: Aslan Karatsev ends Andrey Rublev's notable streak in Dubai".
  67. ^ "Miami Open reaction: Korda may be the future—but Rublev is the present".
  68. ^ "Rublev Ends Korda's Miami Dream Run, Challenges Hurkacz". 2 April 2021.
  69. ^ "Hubert Hurkacz Topples Andrey Rublev to Fix Miami Open 2021 Final Against Jannik Sinner". 3 April 2021.
  70. ^ "Andrey Rublev Overtakes Roger Federer in ATP Rankings After Reaching Monte-Carlo Masters 2021 Finals". 17 April 2021.
  71. ^ "Ranking Reaction: Andrey Rublev sets new high of No. 7 to pass Federer".
  72. ^ "Jan-Lennard Struff Upsets Andrey Rublev in Roland Garros First Round | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  73. ^ "Andrey Rublev's Early French Open Exit Removes Hurdle for Nadal". 2 June 2021.
  74. ^ "Andrey Rublev Joins Karen Khachanov in Wimbledon Fourth Round | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  75. ^ "Preview: Medvedev, Rublev & Khachanov's Historic Bid at Wimbledon | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  76. ^ "Marton Fucsovics Stuns Andrey Rublev to Reach First Grand Slam QF | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  77. ^ Renton, Jamie (1 August 2021). "Pavlyuchenkova and Rublev claim mixed doubles gold at Tokyo 2020". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  78. ^ Sosno, Georgy (1 August 2021). "Андрей Рублёв ответил на вопрос, будет ли он продолжать выступать в миксте" [Andrey Rublev on whether he's going to continue mixed doubles playing]. championat.com (in Russian).
  79. ^ "Andrey Rublev Battles Past Benoit Paire, into Cincinnati SFS | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  80. ^ "Andrey Rublev Battles for Maiden Daniil Medvedev Victory, Reaches Cincinnati Final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  81. ^ "Zverev Races Past Rublev, Captures Cincinnati Crown". ATP Tour.
  82. ^ "Barty, Zverev storm to Cincinnati titles".
  83. ^ "US Open – Frances Tiafoe's comeback upsets Andrey Rublev to reach fourth round at Flushing Meadows". 4 September 2021.
  84. ^ "Andrey Rublev Beats Diego Schwartzman San Diego 2021 | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  85. ^ "Cilic rolls back the years to rumble past Rublev".
  86. ^ "Felix Auger-Aliassime Keeps Run Rolling, Sets Andrey Rublev Final Clash in Open 13 Provence in Marseille | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  87. ^ "Molchanov/Rublev Win Through To Marseille QFs".
  88. ^ "Rublev Clinches Marseille Double". ATP Tour. 20 February 2022. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  89. ^ "Irresistible Rublev Races Past Vesely To Dubai Title". ATP Tour. 26 February 2022. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  90. ^ "Andrey Rublev, Russian Tennis Player, Writes 'No War Please' After Winning Semi-Final Match".
  91. ^ "Desert Dream: Fritz Repels Rublev to Reach First IW Final – Tennis Now".
  92. ^ "Rublev Defeats Djokovic For Belgrade Title". ATP Tour. 24 April 2022.
  93. ^ a b "Wimbledon bans Russian and Belarusian tennis players including Daniil Medvedev over Ukraine war". Sky News. 20 April 2022. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  94. ^ "Andrey Rublev Edges Denis Shapovalov in US Open Five-Set Thriller | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  95. ^ "Cameron Norrie beaten in straight sets by Andrey Rublev in fourth round of US Open after below-par display". 5 September 2022.
  96. ^ "Kafelnikov On Rublev: 'He's Going To Do Some Damage'". atptour.com. ATP Tour. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  97. ^ "Andrey Rublev switches to Head Gravity Pro". Tennisnerd.net. Tennisnerd.net. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  98. ^ "Andrey Rublev Featured In GQ Russia – Talks Tennis, Watches, And Music". tennisfansite.com. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
    • Brontvein, Sofia (5 November 2020). "МОДА Feduk и Андрей Рублев говорят о музыке, спорте и стиле". gq.ru (in Russian). GQ Russian.
    • Jasinski, Patrick-Philipp (1 July 2021). "At Wimbledon, I'll try to show my best level". gq.ru (in Russian). GQ Russian. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  99. ^ "Brands That Have Invested In Russian Tennis Player Andrey Rublev". tennisfansite.com. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  100. ^ "Joint Statement by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  101. ^ Berkeley, Geoff (22 December 2020). "Świątek and Rublev recognised as WTA and ATP reveal 2020 prize winners". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  102. ^ "2014". ruscup.ru. Russian Cup. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
    • "2013". ruscup.ru. Russian Cup. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
    • "2019". ruscup.ru. Russian Cup. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
    • "2021". ruscup.ru. Russian Cup. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  103. ^ "The "Russian Cup" – Honorary Prizes Found Their Owners" (in Russian). GoTennis. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
    • «Русский Кубок»-2019 [2019 Russian Cup] (in Russian). RTF. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
    • Дарья Касаткина и Андрей Рублёв стали обладателями премии "Русский Кубок" в номинации "Юниор года" (in Russian). GoTennis. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  104. ^ Baburov, Grigory. "Four tennis players of the Olympic Games-2020 are awarded with the title of "Merited Master of Sports of Russia"". championat.com (in Russian). Russia. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  105. ^ "Российских призеров Олимпийских игр наградили орденом Дружбы" [Russian Olympics Medalists Awarded with the Order of Friendship]. rssport.ria.ru (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 11 August 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrey Rublev (tennis).
Sporting positions
Preceded by Orange Bowl Boys' Singles Champion
Category: 16 and under

2012
Succeeded by
Awards and achievements
Preceded by ITF Junior World Champion
2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by ATP Most Improved Player
2020
Succeeded by
  • v
  • t
  • e
Russian Cup — Junior Tennis Player of the Year
Notes: 1 = wheelchair, 2 = postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia
  • v
  • t
  • e
ATP rankings: Top ten European male singles tennis players
as of 19 September 2022
  • v
  • t
  • e
Association of Tennis Professionals: Russia Top ten Russian male singles tennis players
as of 16 May 2022
Portal:
icon Tennis