10 questions about Andrey Rublev – Junior Roland-Garros, Slam quarter-finals, Fernando Vincente

Russia’s Andrey Rublev is one of the new stars of the men’s tour. Find out the answers to 10 questions you might have about him

Andrey Rublev

How did Andrey Rublev make the news in Monte-Carlo in 2021?

Andrey Rublev became only the fifth man to beat 11-times champion Rafael Nadal at the Monte-Carlo Masters when he knocked out the Spaniard in the quarter-finals. His 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win made him the first man ever to beat Nadal in a deciding set in the event and handed the world No 3 his joint-earliest exit there since 2003. Rublev then maintained his momentum to reach his first-ever Masters 1000 final but was denied the title by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

When was Andrey Rublev born?

Rublev was born in Moscow, Russia on October 20, 1997. He is 23 years old.

Who are Rublev’s parents?

Rublev is the son of Andrey Sr., a former boxer turned restaurateur, and Marina Marenko, a tennis teacher. He started playing tennis at the age of three.

How tall is he?

According to the official ATP website, the Russian is almost 6ft 2in, or 1.88m, and weighs just over 11 and a half stone, or 75kg.

How many ATP titles has Rublev won?

Rublev has won eight titles on the circuit, including five in 2020. His first trophy came 2017, in Umag, where he beat Paolo Lorenzi in the final. Since then, he has won tournaments in Moscow, Doha, Adelaide and then his first two ATP 500s, Hamburg and Saint Petersburg before adding a fifth 2020 title by beating Lorenzo Sonego in the final in Vienna. He won his eighth title in Rotterdam in March, 2021, beating Marton Fucsovics in the final.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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What are Rublev’s best Grand Slam results?

Rublev has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam four times, including at each of the past three slams. He was beaten at the 2017 US Open by Rafael Nadal, at the 2020 US Open by Daniil Medvedev, lost to Tsitsipas at Roland-Garros in 2020 and to Medvedev again at the Australian Open in 2021.

How did he perform in juniors?

As a junior, Rublev won the junior title at Roland-Garros in 2014, at the age of 16. In the final, he won against Jaime Munar, who pushed Tsitsipas to five sets in the first round of Roland Garros in 2020. Also in 2014, the Moscow native won the bronze medal in singles and silver in doubles at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Who is Rublev’s coach?

Andrey Rublev is coached by Fernando Vincente, a former professional tennis player from 1996 to 2011. He won three titles on the circuit and reached his best ranking in 2000, of No 29. Vicente was named the ATP Coach of the Year in 2020.

Is Rublev in a relationship?

Although very discreet about his private life, the Russian has been in a relationship with Latvian player Anastasija Homutova since 2015. She is 24 years old.

What are his career earnings?

According to the official ATP website, Andrey Rublev has earned almost $8 million in his career, including more than $2 million already in 2021.

Is Andrey Rublev active on social networks?

The Russian is followed by more than 143,000 people on Instagram and by 31,400 on Twitter. On Facebook, he has a page followed by more than 4000 internet users.

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