Andrey Rublev (tennis)
Rublev at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
20 October 1997 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||44–46 (48.89%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 31 (19 February 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 31 (21 May 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2018)|
|French Open||1R (2017)|
|US Open||QF (2017)|
|Career record||17–15 (53.13%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 100 (30 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 103 (21 May 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2018)|
|US Open||3R (2017)|
|Last updated on: 21 May 2018.|
Andrey Andreyevich Rublev (Russian: Андре́й Андре́евич Рублёв, tr. Rublyov, pronounced [ɐnˈdrʲej rʊˈblʲɵf]; born 20 October 1997) is a Russian professional tennis player, and currently is the third youngest player in the ATP top 50. He, as of March 2018[update], had a career-high singles ranking of No. 31. He has victories over players like David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov, and David Goffin. He won the doubles title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup in Moscow with Dmitry Tursunov, and the singles title at the 2017 Croatia Open in Umag.
Rublev won the 2014 French Open junior singles competition, 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.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Playing style
- 4 Significant finals
- 5 ATP career finals
- 6 ATP NextGen finals
- 7 Junior Grand Slam finals
- 8 Youth Olympic medal matches
- 9 ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals
- 10 Performance timelines
- 11 Record against other players
- 12 Davis Cup
- 13 Awards
- 14 Records
- 15 References
- 16 External links
Rublev was born in Moscow to Andrey Rublev Sr., a former professional boxer turned restaurateur, and tennis coach Marina Marenko, who worked with tennis players such as Anna Kournikova. His coach, however, became Belarusian Sergey Tarasevich. His heroes include Roger Federer, 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 fly play and forehand. Outside tennis, Rublev practices boxing and basketball, he likes Mike Tyson. His favorite bands include Metallica, AC/DC and Nautilus Pompilius, and he likes action-packed films with fighting.
Andrey Rublev debuted in Luxembourg at age 13, getting his first win in his second competition in Phoenix. In the following years, Rublev could climb the third rounds in, singlesand in December 2012 he won one of the top junior competitions, the Orange Bowl.
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 Munar Clar. There he reached the semifinals with partner Stefan Kozlov, before being knocked down by Frenchmen and future winners Benjamin Bonzi / Quentin Halys. 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. 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.
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.
Early pro career
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 Yaraslau 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.
2015: First ATP doubles title
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.
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.
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. Previously, Nadal could manage that in 2004.
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 rallied to win his second match against Pablo Andújar in sets 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.
Rublev started the 2016 ATP World Tour at the Aircel Chennai Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the second round. He only reached first and second rounds of ATP 250 and Challenger tournaments. In March this poor performance led to his decidion 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. In April he joined 4Slam Academy in Barcelona, run by Galo Blanco.
2017: First ATP singles title, US Open quarterfinals
Rublev started well in the 2017 ATP World Tour, reaching the 2nd Round of the Australian Open after qualification. 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 Belarussian Uladzimir Ignatik. Again in Quimper, France, Rublev now reached the semifinals, losing to Peter Gojowczyk. Rublev also reached the semifinals in Irving, Texas.
The Russian made 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 the 2nd Round, 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.
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 through to the quarterfinals, beating David Goffin in the fourth round in straight sets. Rublev lost in straight sets to ATP world #1 and eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Rublev commenced the 2018 season in Doha, where he went to the final, eventually losing in straight sets to Gaël Monfils. Next, the Russian reached the Round of 32 of the Australian Open, where he was seeded for the first time in a Grand Slam event at number 30, but lost to third seed Grigor Dimitrov in four sets.
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.
Andrey 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, Andrey 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, but his best results have come in clay tournaments..
Rublev has a powerful 1st 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.
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||2018||Miami Open||Hard||Karen Khachanov|| Bob Bryan
|6–4, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]|
ATP career finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1–0||Jul 2017||Croatia Open, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Paolo Lorenzi||6–4, 6–2|
|Loss||1–1||Jan 2018||Qatar Open, Qatar||250 Series||Hard||Gaël Monfils||2–6, 3–6|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1–0||Oct 2015||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Dmitry Tursunov|| Radu Albot
|2–6, 6–1, [10–6]|
|Loss||1–1||Mar 2018||Miami Open, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Karen Khachanov|| Bob Bryan
|6–4, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]|
ATP NextGen finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||2017||Next Generation ATP Finals, Italy||Hard (i)||Chung Hyeon||4–3(7–5), 3–4(2–7), 2–4, 2–4|
Junior Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (1 title)
|Win||2014||French Open||Clay||Jaume Munar||6–2, 7–5|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||2014||Wimbledon||Grass||Stefan Kozlov|| Orlando Luz
|4–6, 6–3, 6–8|
Youth Olympic medal matches
Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)
|Bronze||2014||Youth Olympic Games||Hard||Jumpei Yamasaki||6–1, 6–3|
Doubles: 1 (1 silver medal)
|Silver||2014||Youth Olympic Games||Hard||Karen Khachanov|| Orlando Luz
|5–7, 6–3, [3–10]|
ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals
Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2013||Minsk, Belarus||Futures||Hard||Egor Gerasimov||6–7(2–7), 6–4, 4–6|
|Win||1–1||Nov 2013||Bradenton, United States||Futures||Clay||Mārtiņš Podžus||3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3|
|Win||2–1||Mar 2014||Aktobe, Kazakhstan||Futures||Hard(i)||Yaraslau Shyla||6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||3–1||May 2014||Moscow, Russia||Futures||Clay||Stanislav Vovk||6–0, 6–4|
|Loss||3–2||Nov 2014||Tartu, Estonia||Futures||Carpet(i)||Dzmitry Zhyrmont||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||4–2||Dec 2014||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||Futures||Hard||Mitchell Krueger||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||1–0||Mar 2016||Quimper, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Paul-Henri Mathieu||6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||1–1||Nov 2016||Mouilleron-le-Captif, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Julien Benneteau||5–7, 6–2, 3–6|
|Loss||1–2||Jan 2017||Rennes, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Uladzimir Ignatik||7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(5–7)|
Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2013||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||Futures||Clay||Yaraslau Shyla|| Alexander Lazov
Laslo Urrutia Fuentes
|6–4, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Win||1–1||May 2014||Teplice, Czech Republic||Futures||Clay||Andriej Kapaś|| David Škoch
|Loss||1–2||May 2014||Moscow, Russia||Futures||Clay||Denis Matsukevitch|| Egor Gerasimov
|6–2, 4–6, [8–10]|
|Win||1–0||Feb 2015||Dallas, United States||Challenger||Hard (i)||Denys Molchanov|| Hans Hach Verdugo
|Win||2–0||Jul 2015||Padova, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Mikhail Elgin|| Federico Gaio
Current through the 2018 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||2R||3R||0 / 2||3–2|
|French Open||A||A||Q2||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Wimbledon||A||Q2||Q2||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|US Open||A||1R||Q1||QF||0 / 2||4–2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–0||6–4||2–1||0 / 6||8–6|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||Q2||Q1||2R||0 / 1||0–1|
|Miami Open||A||2R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 4||2–4|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||1R||Q1||2R||0 / 2||1–2|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Italian Open||A||Q2||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||0–2||2–3||1–3||0 / 9||4–9|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Davis Cup||Z1||PO||PO||PO||Z1||0 / 0||4–4|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|US Open||A||A||A||3R||0 / 1||2–1|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–1||0–1||0 / 2||2–2|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||1R||F||0 / 2||4–2|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–2||4–2||0 / 4||4–4|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Davis Cup||Z1||PO||PO||PO||Z1||0 / 0||4–1|
Record against other players
Record against top-10 players
Rublev's match record against players who have been ranked in the Top 10, with those who are active in boldface.
|Opponent||Highest ranking||Matches||Won||Lost||Win %||Last match|
|Andy Murray||1||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 0–6, 2–6) at 2017 Australian Open 2R|
|Rafael Nadal||1||1||0||1||0%||Lost (1–6, 2–6, 2–6) at 2017 US Open QF|
|David Ferrer||3||2||1||1||50%||Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2018 Acapulco 1R|
|Grigor Dimitrov||3||3||1||2||33%||Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2018 Rotterdam QF|
|Marin Čilić||3||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–4, 6–7(7–9), 1–6) at 2016 Geneva 2R|
|Stan Wawrinka||3||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2016 Chennai 2R|
|Alexander Zverev||3||2||0||2||0%||Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2017 Beijing QF|
|Tomáš Berdych||4||2||1||1||50%||Won (1–6, 6–4, 6–1) at 2017 Beijing 2R|
|Juan Martín del Potro||4||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2017 Shanghai 1R|
|Dominic Thiem||4||2||0||2||0%||Lost (7–5, 5–7, 5–7) at 2018 Monte Carlo 2R|
|Tommy Robredo||5||1||0||1||0%||Lost (2–6, 3–6, 3–6) at 2015 Davis Cup Z1 2R|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||5||1||0||1||0%||Lost (4–6, 6–7(1–7)) at 2018 Montpellier QF|
|Gaël Monfils||6||1||0||1||0%||Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2018 Doha F|
|David Goffin||7||1||1||0||100%||Won (7–5, 7–6(7–5), 6–3) at 2017 US Open 4R|
|Fernando Verdasco||7||3||2||1||67%||Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2018 Doha 2R|
|Marcos Baghdatis||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–2) at 2018 Australian Open 2R|
|Jack Sock||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (3–6, 6–1, 6–2) at 2017 Beijing 1R|
|Mikhail Youzhny||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–0, 3–6, 6–3) at 2017 Halle 2R|
|Kevin Anderson||8||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 3–6) at 2015 US Open 1R|
|John Isner||9||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2015 Miami 2R|
|Pablo Carreño Busta||10||1||1||0||100%||Won (1–6, 6–1, 6–4) at 2015 Miami 1R|
|Lucas Pouille||10||1||1||0||100%||Won (7–5, 6–4) at 2018 Rotterdam 1R|
|Total||30||11||19||36.67%||* Statistics correct as of 17 April 2018|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Grigor Dimitrov||No. 9||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||2nd Round||7–5, 7–6(7–3), 6–3||53|
|Group||Rd||Date||Opponent nation||Score||Venue||Surface||Match||Opponent player(s)||W/L||Rubber score|
|G1||2R PO||Sep 2014||Portugal||4–1||Moscow||Hard (i)||Doubles (w/ K Kravchuk)||G Elias / J Sousa||Win||6–3, 6–4, 6–4|
|Singles 5 (dead)||Frederico Ferreira Silva||Win||6–4, 6–4|
|G1||1R||Mar 2015||Denmark||4–1||Novy Urengoy||Hard (i)||Doubles (w/ K Kravchuk)||T Kromann / F Nielsen||Win||6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Singles 5 (dead)||Martin Pedersen||Win||6–4, 6–3|
|2R||Jul 2015||Spain||3–2||Vladivostok||Hard (i)||Singles 1||Tommy Robredo||Loss||2–6, 3–6, 3–6|
|Singles 5 (decider)||Pablo Andújar||W||6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|WG||PO||Sep 2015||Italy||1–4||Irkutsk||Hard (i)||Singles 2||Fabio Fognini||Loss||6–7(8–10), 2–6, 2–6|
|G1||1R||Jul 2016||Netherlands||4–1||Moscow||Hard||Singles 1||Robin Haase||Win||7–6(7–2), 6–3, 6–4|
|Doubles (w/ K Kravchuk)||R Haase / M Middelkoop||Win||6–3, 6–4, 7–5|
|WG||PO||Sep 2016||Kazakhstan||3–1||Moscow||Hard||Doubles (w/ K Kravchuk)||A Golubev / A Nedovyesov||Win||6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 7–5|
|WG||PO||Sep 2017||Hungary||1–3||Budapest||Clay||Singles 1||Márton Fucsovics||Loss||2–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2, 3–6|
|G1||2R||Apr 2018||Austria||1–3||Moscow||Hard (i)||Singles 1||Dennis Novak||Loss||6–7(5–7), 4–6|
|Doubles (w/ K Khachanov)||J Melzer / P Oswald||Loss||3–6, 6–7(3–7)|
- 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
- Russians Kasatkina, Rublev win French Open junior titles
- "Rublev's menu is varied in food, but steady in tennis". ITF. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- "Tennis is family affair for Rublev". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- "Поколение Next: Андрей Рублев" [Generation Next: Andrey Rublev] (in Russian). SportBox. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- Yakov Chudakov (23 July 2012). Чемпионат Европы. Андрей Рублёв: Играть в теннис помогает бокс [European Championships. Andrey Rublev: Boxing helps me playing tennis] (in Russian). GoTennis. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- Evgeny Fedyakov (30 June 2014). Андрей Рублев: "Что я должен делать?" – спросил меня Макинрой" [Andrey Rublev: "What Should I Do?", asked me McEnroe] (in Russian). Sport-Express. Archived from the original on 10 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- "Wimbledon. Андрей Рублёв покидает юниорские соревнования" [Wimbledon. Rublev leaves junior tournament] (in Russian). GoTennis. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- 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.
- Who's who: ITF Junior Masters
- "Russia v Portugal". daviscup.com.
- "Андрей Рублёв повторил достижение Рафаэля Надаля" (in Russian). Championat.com. 17 May 2015.
- "Young Gun Rublev Reaches Geneva Second Round; Giraldo Advances".
- "Zone Group I latest: Russia stun Spain".
- Первый челленджер Рублёва
- "Andrey Rublev will work at Galo Blanco´s 4Slam Academy from April". Tennis World USA. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
- Rublev Beats Lorenzi For First Title In Umag
- (as part of the Boys Under-16 Team: Roman Safiulin, Evgeny Tyurnev; captain Ivan Pridankin)
- "The "Russian Cup" – Honorary Prizes Found Their Owners" (in Russian). GoTennis. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
- Дарья Касаткина и Андрей Рублёв стали обладателями премии "Русский Кубок" в номинации "Юниор года" (in Russian). GoTennis. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- Andrey Rublev at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Andrey Rublev at the International Tennis Federation
- Andrey Rublev at the Davis Cup
|Awards and achievements|
|ITF Junior World Champion