The life of a professionnel tennis player isn’t always easy. Born in 1997, Andrey Rublev know’s that too well. Early 2018, he was the number 1 Russian ahead of his compatriots Medvedev and Khachanov. That is when the man from Moscow was brutally side lined due to a stress facture in his back, which was followed up with a mild depression. Three months away from the courts, a drastic drop in the rankings, another injury, in the wrist this time, did not demotivate Rublev from achieving a gigantic amount of work in order to come back amongst the greats. Thanks to this work he was able to capitalize in 2019 with a final in Hambourg, followed by a win on Roger Federer in Cincinnati to reach the quarters, and finally, tears of joy after capturing the title at home in Moscow on his 22nd birthday. In 2020, Fernando Vicente’s player confirmed with five new titles as well as quarters at Roland-Garros and the US Open. In 2021, he again reached the quarters in a major, in Australia as well as two 1000 finals (Monte-Carlo and Cincinnati). Rublev is in the top ten and his here to stay.
January 18, 2022 at 1:00 AM