81 Facts About Andrey Rublev

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Andrey Andreyevich Rublev is a Russian professional tennis player.

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Andrey Rublev has been ranked as high as world No 5 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, which he first achieved in September 2021.

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Andrey Rublev has a career-high doubles ranking of No 53, achieved on 15 August 2022.

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Andrey Rublev has won three doubles titles and is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the mixed doubles title at the 2020 Summer Olympics with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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Andrey Rublev won the bronze medal in singles and the silver in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

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Andrey Rublev broke into the top 10 of the ATP Tour in October 2020.

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Andrey Rublev has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian, French and US Opens, and was part of the successful Russian Davis Cup team in 2021.

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Andrey Rublev 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.

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Andrey Rublev's mother worked with tennis players such as Anna Kournikova and received the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" in 2009.

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Andrey Rublev is the mother of Anna Arina Marenko, Rublev's older half-sister and former professional tennis player.

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Andrey Rublev's 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.

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Andrey Rublev is pretty serious about creating his own electronic music like his heroes – Martin Garrix and Alan Walker.

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Andrey Rublev is nicknamed the "Rubl'" which means the Russian word 'ruble'.

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Andrey Rublev speaks Russian, English, and Spanish, and is a longtime fan of the Golden State Warriors, and has been regularly following soccer matches as a supporter of FC Barcelona.

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

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Andrey Rublev debuted in Luxembourg at age 13, getting his first win in his second competition in Phoenix.

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Andrey Rublev 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.

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Andrey Rublev became ITF Junior player World No 1 on 9 June 2014 after winning the 2014 Junior French Open.

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Shortly before Wimbledon, Andrey Rublev captured the cup at the Nike Junior International Roehampton in Roehampton, Great Britain.

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Andrey Rublev took a break before competing at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, where he played in all three events as first-seeded.

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Andrey Rublev debuted at the Bulgaria F6 Futures, reaching the quarterfinals.

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Andrey Rublev continued his career in Bulgaria, where he again reached the quarterfinals, but became runner-up in doubles.

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Andrey Rublev succeeded finals of the Czech Republic F1 Futures in doubles, partnering with Pole Andriej Kapas, and continued his success in the Russia F3 Futures in Moscow, championing in the singles and running-up in the doubles competitions.

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

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Andrey Rublev entered the clay season at the Barcelona Open, where as a qualifier he reached the second round after overcoming Fernando Verdasco.

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Andrey Rublev made his major debut at 2015 US Open as a qualifier.

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Andrey Rublev won his first ATP title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup in doubles, partnering with comeback Dmitry Tursunov.

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Andrey Rublev started the 2016 year at the Chennai Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the second round.

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Andrey Rublev reached only the first and second rounds of ATP 250 and Challenger tournaments.

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Andrey Rublev started well in the 2017 ATP World Tour, reaching the second round of the Australian Open after qualifying.

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Andrey Rublev reached the 2017 Open de Rennes Challenger final, losing there to Belarusian Uladzimir Ignatik.

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Again in Quimper, France, Andrey Rublev now reached the semifinals, losing to Peter Gojowczyk.

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Andrey Rublev went on to compete at the 2017 US Open as a direct entrant.

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Andrey Rublev 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.

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Andrey Rublev lost in straight sets to world No 1 and eventual champion, Rafael Nadal, in the quarterfinals.

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Andrey Rublev commenced the 2018 season in Doha, where he went to the final, eventually losing in straight sets to Gael Monfils.

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Andrey 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.

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Andrey Rublev 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.

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Andrey 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.

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Andrey Rublev lost to Georgian 4th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final.

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Andrey Rublev then went onto to lose to the tournament's eventual winner Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals.

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At the US Open, the unseeded Andrey Rublev defeated eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets in the first round.

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Later in the 2019 campaign, Andrey 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.

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

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Andrey Rublev entered the 2020 ATP season by winning back-to-back titles.

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Not allowed to compete in the newly established ATP Cup, as only a country's top two singles tennis players qualified, Andrey Rublev instead entered the Qatar Open, this time winning the trophy as he failed to do so two years ago.

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Third-seeded, Andrey Rublev overcame Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in a three-set marathon match in the semifinal, before reaching the final and soundly defeating qualifier Lloyd Harris.

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Andrey Rublev became the first player to win two ATP tournaments in the first two weeks of the season since 2004, when Dominik Hrbaty won tournaments in Adelaide and Auckland.

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Andrey Rublev participated at the Adria Tour, taking place in the Balkans.

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Andrey Rublev, playing in the Alexander Zverev group, in Zadar, Croatia, beat Marin Cilic, Danilo Petrovic and Alexander Zverev to qualify into the final, where he should compete with Novak Djokovic.

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Andrey 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.

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Andrey Rublev then lost in his quarterfinal match to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets with two tiebreakers.

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Andrey Rublev then won his fourth title of the year at the St Petersburg Open, defeating seventh seed Borna Coric, in straight sets.

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Andrey Rublev reached a career-high of World No 8 on 19 October 2020.

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In late October, Andrey Rublev achieved his fifth title of 2020 by winning the Vienna Open as the fifth seed.

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Andrey Rublev defeated qualifier Norbert Gombos in straight sets to win his first match of the tournament.

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In mid-November, at the ATP Finals, Andrey Rublev was placed in Group London 2020, where he would be eliminated in the round-robin phase.

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Andrey Rublev started off his ATP-Finals debut with a match against Rafael Nadal – the second seed.

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Two days later, Andrey Rublev faced his final opponent: third seed Dominic Thiem whom Andrey Rublev defeated to conclude his ATP Final debut.

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Andrey Rublev started his 2021 season with a title at the ATP Cup, a country-based team event.

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Andrey Rublev then won the Rotterdam Open, defeating Marton Fucsovics in the final.

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Andrey Rublev bested top-ten player Tsitsipas en route to the final.

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Andrey Rublev went on to reach the semifinals defeating Taylor Fritz and Marton Fucsovics in the quarterfinals, losing to wildcard and eventual champion Aslan Karatsev in the semifinals.

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In Monte Carlo, Andrey Rublev reached his first singles Masters 1000 final, defeating 11-time champion Rafael Nadal en route.

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

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At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships Andrey Rublev reached the fourth round for the first time in his career defeating 26th seed Fabio Fognini.

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Andrey Rublev was finally defeated by Marton 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.

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Andrey Rublev was playing mixed doubles for the first time in his professional career and has no plans to continue until the next Olympics.

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At the final Grand Slam event of the year, the 2021 US Open, Andrey Rublev was seeded fifth in lieu of the absence of such players as Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem.

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Andrey Rublev lost in five sets in the third round to Frances Tiafoe of the United States.

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Andrey Rublev reached the third round of the 2022 Australian Open where he was defeated by Marin Cilic.

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Andrey 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.

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Andrey Rublev defeated world No 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime for his ninth singles title.

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Andrey Rublev 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.

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Andrey Rublev 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.

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At Roland Garros, Andrey Rublev reached the quarterfinals, where he lost in a fifth set tiebreak to 20th seed Marin Cilic.

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

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Andrey Rublev is an offensive baseliner with a big forehand – his favorite shot, and has a dangerous and consistent two-handed backhand.

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Andrey Rublev's running forehand is particularly lethal because of his consistency and comfort with the shot, making many passing shots with it.

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Andrey Rublev's second serve is underwhelming because of his high number of double faults during matches, as well as being much slower than his first serve.

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Andrey Rublev has been endorsed by Nike for apparel and shoes, Head for racquets, Italian luxury brand Bulgari for watches, and Penhaligon's for perfume.

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