"He was just better than me" - Rublev following Monte-Carlo Masters final
It was not meant to be for Andrey Rublev yesterday as he failed to win his first ATP 1000 Maters title against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek player was able to win his first Masters title after defeating Rublev 6-3 6-3 in the final.
After the match Rublev said:
“He was just better than me."
Despite not ending the week with a trophy Rublev was still overall happy with the week. After all, he defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal after which he defeated another noted clay court specialist in Casper Ruud. He was not able to replicate the same tennis in the final but on the week he had, Rublev said:
“I feel happy with the week, and I feel super sad with the final, that I couldn't show the game [I have]. I couldn't show fight. I didn't win, but of course, I'm happy with the week because I beat so many great players. I beat one of the best players in history. It's a special week.”
For Rublev who is very humble, it was a great beginning to the clay season. Similar to his idol Nadal, Rublev understands he needs to practice and improve. His comment on the start was:
“It's my first tournament on clay and I already [reached a] final, my first final [at a] Masters 1000. It's a great beginning. I hope I can show great game every week.”
the Rublev is set to play in Barcelona this week before taking a week off in preparation for the Rome Masters. Follow us daily to receive the last updates from the Barcelona Open.