Match Point from Roland Garros

Andrey Rublev's performance in defeat to Marin Cilic a realism of his current level but does he have that next level in him? For a while I've had doubts and then opportunity knocked for Andrey Rublev, Medvedev was out and in what had turned into his half he was the highest seed left. The performance... Continue Reading →

Only by luck has nothing more serious happened as a result of players behaviour, Andrey Rublev and Irina-Camelia Begu are the latest to be fined culminating in a total of $18,000, for a sport that is meant to be clamping down on behaviour was this punishment enough?

In two isolated incidents days apart Andrey Rublev and Irina-Camelia Begu can count their lucky stars that they have not be fined or even worse defaulted at Roland Garros during the first week. Using their racket both came extremely close to injuring spectator or staff in Paris. Behaviour on the ATP Tour from a number... Continue Reading →

“No War Please” Andrey Rublev’s message from February, this week he won his 11th career title but earlier on in the week found out he wouldn’t be able to play Wimbledon. How does a sport divided at the top with multiple organisations find unity? Why I think Wimbledon should change their stance.

On the 25th of February Andrey Rublev won 3-6 7-5 7-5 against Hubert Hurkacz for a spot in the Dubai final (which he went onto win). Following his win against Hubert the Russian wrote a simple, powerful and brave message on the camera lens applauded by the crowd and tennis fans all over the world.... Continue Reading →

Since the beginning of 2020 no one in the top 10 has played as much tennis as Andrey Rublev (188 matches), ahead of him in the rankings is Matteo Berrettini who has played 88 matches which highlights quality over quantity is the way forward which has to be his focus going forward

It is a fact, since the beginning of 2020 no one in the top ten has played more than Andrey Rublev, across singles and doubles the Russian has played 188 matches (up until 28/02) but is he getting the reward and progressing? Right now I think the Russian is at a bit of a crossroads,... Continue Reading →

161 matches played since the beginning of 2020 factoring a six month break, Turin could define his season but has there been much progression for Rublev in the last two years?

Last November we saw Andrey Rublev debut at the ATP Finals, a tournament I described before it began as a learning point a year on I find myself doing the full circle. Andrey left London last year with two defeats a final day win in the round-robin against an already qualified Dominic Thiem who lets... Continue Reading →

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