The World No. 6 took on Grigor "G-Unit" Dimitrov in the final of this year's UTS at the Süwag Energie ARENA in Germany. The tournament differs drastically from those on the ATP Tour, with a different scoring system and a focus on entertaining fans. In a dramatic match filled with extraordinary shots and stolen quarters, Rublev emerged victorious 14-13, 12-17, 11-10, 17-16 over his opponent.
Following his win, the 25-year-old was awarded the Zeus trophy which he held above his head as he posed for photographs. The picture then circulated online, with fans marveling at the powerful look.
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"Andrey Rublev looks so natural holding a lightning bolt in his hand. UTS Frankfurt Champion. King of lightning & thunder," wrote The Tennis Letter on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The Reddit co-founder Ohanian responded to the post by sharing his admiration of the trophy.
"Amazing trophy design," he wrote.
Another fan echoed this sentiment, saying it "might be the coolest trophy I have ever seen."
Meanwhile, others carried on the Nordic God theme by likening Rublev's talent at the UTS to that of various Gods, with one labelling him "Zeus’ Son."
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"Best trophy EVER!!!! and Rublev looks awesome," added another.
Meanwhile, others expressed their hope that this will inspire Rublev to win more tournaments. The Russian is yet to make it past the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam, although he does have 14 ATP titles to his name.
"Come on rublev, in the same way that you arrive and win in the final UTS, do it in GS and important tour plz," they wrote.