Andrey Rublev is a Russian professional tennis player and a seven-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist.
Name: Andrey Rublev
Born: October 20, 1997
Turned Pro: 2014
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Born in Moscow, Russia on the 20th of October, 1997, Andrey Rublev would make his junior debut at the age of 13 in Luxembourg.
In 2014, Rublev took the biggest title of his junior career when he was victorious at the French Open Boys’ Singles, beating Jaume Munar 6-2, 7-5 in the final and becoming the world no1 in the ITF Junior rankings.
Rublev would make his ATP Tour debut in 2015 at Delray Beach, beating Dudi Sela in the first round before a straight sets defeat to Steve Johnson in the second.
Later that same year Rublev would make his senior Grand Slam debut but he would lose in four sets in the opening round to South African, Kevin Anderson.
The first ATP Tour title of Rublev’s career would come in 2017 at the Umag Open after he defeated Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 6-2 in the final, breaking into the worlds top 50 for the very first time.
At the 2017 US Open, Rublev would give his most impressive showing to date, reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final. After wins over Aljaž Bedene, Grigor Dimitrov, Damir Džumhur and David Goffin, Rublev would suffer a straight-set, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, defeat to Rafael Nadal in the last 8.
After an injury-hit 2018, Rublev would return to form in 2019 including his second ATP Tour title at the Kremlin Cup, defeating the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, in straight sets in the final and a first career win over Roger Federer at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio.
2020 would see Rublev go to the next level, picking up five ATP Tour titles at the Qatar Open, the 2020 Adelaide International, the Hamburg European Open, the St. Petersburg Open and the Vienna Open. Alongside the five titles, Rublev also reached a pair of Grand Slam quarter-finals at Rolland Garros and the US Open, losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev respectively.
His good form would continue into 2021 with another Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open, before suffering a straight-sets defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the last eight.
At the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Rublev would get the biggest win of his career, taking home the Gold Medal for his country alongside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the mixed doubles event.
Rublev would again make the quarter-finals at both the French Open and the US Open in 2021 but more heartbreak would entail for the Russian thanks to a tiebreak, five-set defeat to Marin Čilić at Rolland Garros and a straight sets loss to Frances Tiafoe.
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