Andrey Rublev (tennis)
Andrey Andreyevich Rublev (; born 20 October 1997) is a Russian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 8, as of October 2020. He has won seven Tour singles titles and reached nine finals. Rublev won a bronze medal in singles and a silver in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing.
About Andrey Rublev (tennis) in brief
Andrey Andreyevich Rublev (; born 20 October 1997) is a Russian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 8, as of October 2020. In his junior career, Rublev won the 2014 French Open singles title, defeating Jaume Munar in the final. He won a bronze medal in singles and a silver in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing. Rublev broke into the top 10 of the ATP Tour in October 2020, and he has won seven Tour singles titles and reached nine finals. He has achieved seven victories over top 10 players including Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Stefanos Tsitsipas. He also reached the quarter-finals of the French and US Open and the semi-final of the Davis Cup with Russia. In 2015, he won his only doubles title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup with Dmitry Tursunov, and among his singles titles are home victories in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He is a fan of Metallica, One Direction, ACDC and Nautilus Pompilius, and likes action-packed films with fighting. His heroes include Roger Federed, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic, whose matches Rublev regularly studies; for example, Raonic’s serve, Nadal’s foot play and physique, and Federer’s volley and forehand. His father is Andrey Rublev Sr., a former professional boxer turned restaurateur, and tennis coach Marina Marenko, who worked with tennis players such as Anna Kournikova.
The 15-year-old finalised his first win at the USA F31 F31 Futures in Bradenton, United States, in 2014. In the latter he beat Belarusian Yaras Shlaua Shyla Shaulau in the finals of the Czech Republic F1 Futures. In April 2015 he won the inaugural ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu, China. He entered the ATP tour for the first time in 2015, partnering Andrie Kapaś in the singles and in the doubles competitions in Moscow, Poland, and the Russia F3 Futures, in Aktobe, Polejś, and in Moscow in the running-up to the ATP World Tour Finals. In October 2015 he reached his second ATP Tour final, beating Taylor Fritz in three sets to reach his second final of the Future Futures tournament in Czech Republic. In November 2015 he became the first Russian player to win the ATP Futures title in the men’s singles event in Prague. In January 2016, he reached the semifinals of the Futures event in Bulgaria, where he became runner-up in doubles, but only reached the final in singles. In March 2016 he won a junior Grand Slam final in doubles in Potchefstroom, South Africa, with partner Stefan Kozlov. He took a break before competing in all three events as first-seeded. In singles, he lost to Kamil Majchrzak, but received a bronze medals for beating Jumpei Yamasaki. In doubles, he and his mixed partner Darya Kasatkina lost to Brazilians Orlando Luz and Marcelo Zormann.