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US Open Biofile Andrey Rublev

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP no. 43. Has career wins against Federer, Wawrinka, Thiem, Kyrgios, Dimitrov, Tsitsipas, Ferrer, and Goffin.

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 178

DOB: October 20, 1997 In: Moscow, Russia

First Tennis Memory: [Laughs] I don’t know. Because I play tennis since I know myself because my mom was a tennis coach. So I don’t know.

Tennis Inspirations: I don’t know, I just love to play tennis.

Last Book Read: Rafael Nadal’s.

Greatest Sports Moment: I think it’s two victories – first ATP title (Umag in 2017), and second in Davis Cup (defeated Andujar 64 76 63 in decisive fifth rubber to complete 0-2 comeback for Russia vs. Spain, securing Russia a spot in the World Group Play-Offs).

Most Painful Moment: Every moment is really painful for me. Like, every moment is really tough.

Strangest Match: Windy and snowy sometimes at some of the tournaments.

Interesting Facts: Andrey’s father Andrey Sr. was a professional boxer and he practices boxing as part of his training for tennis.

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: I’m not sure. I think, for sure, it was one of the Russian players but I don’t know which one. I remember when I was a kid I was a big fan of Safin. And I remember only when I meet with him. But for sure, before him, I meet with someone else. But I don’t know who.

Current Car: I don’t have a car [smiles].

Favorite Sport Outside Tennis: Actually I have a lot of favorite sports – I like snowboard, wake board, basketball, football, American football…

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow: Formula One – (Lewis) Hamilton. LeBron James. Federer, Nadal and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: I’m not big fan of ice cream but the most is vanilla.

Why Do You Love Playing Tennis: I don’t know, it’s my life I think. Because I cannot imagine me without tennis.

People Qualities Most Admired: People, like, who never lie.

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  • jackson · September 1, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Glad he read Rafa’s book. There’s a lot in there that young tennis players can learn about how to train and develop and prepare for elite level tennis. Rafa’s book has been translated into more than twenty languages so it’s available to a lot of young people.

  • Andrew Miller · September 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Rublev and Nadal’s book, would explain why Rublev may have kept his foot on the pedal against Kyrgios last night. It’s what Nadal does, he keeps the pressure at Max, whether up a set or two sets or two sets and two breaks.

  • Harold · September 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Watching Zverev and Rublev in the second week of the Open, takes me back to 4 or 5 years ago, when Kozlov was mentioned in the same breath

  • Andrew Miller · September 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Berretini d. Rublev. Guess that Wimbeldon where Berretini’s coach thanks Federer for beating Berretini badly paid off for NYC!

    Schwartzmann up on Zverev by a set. I’ll take Diego here. This next gen group I tell ya…make me a believer until anything is on the line!

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Kozlov used to beat them in juniors, also beat Tsitsipas.



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