Andrey Rublev About
Andrey Rublev is a Russian professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as world No. 5 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in September 2021. Rublev has won 12 ATP Tour singles titles. He has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 53, achieved on 15 August 2022. He has won three doubles titles and is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the mixed doubles title at the 2020 Summer Olympics with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Rublev broke into the top 10 of the ATP Tour in October 2020. He has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian, French and US Opens, and was part of the successful Russian Davis Cup team in 2021. He won his first doubles title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup with Dmitry Tursunov, and among his singles titles are home victories in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Best finish at each of the four Grand Slams:
Australian Open: QF (2021)
French Open: QF (2020,2022)
Wimbledon: 4R (2021)
US Open: QF (2017,2020,2022)
Style of play, strengths and weaknesses
Rublev is an offensive baseliner with a big forehand – his favorite shot, and has a dangerous and consistent two-handed backhand. His running forehand is particularly lethal because of his consistency and comfort with the shot, making many passing shots with it. Despite his power, Rublev is often hyper-aggressive and can enter situations where he makes consecutive unforced errors, causing technical and mental difficulty to follow. Rublev has a powerful first serve that often reaches 200+ km/h (125+ mph). His second serve, however, is underwhelming because of his high number of double faults during matches, as well as being much slower than his first serve.
Rublev was born in Moscow to Andrey Rublev Sr., a former professional boxer turned restaurant manager and Marina Marenko a tennis coach at the Spartak Tennis Club. She is also the mother of Anna Arina Marenko, Rublev's older half-sister and former professional tennis player. Outside tennis, Rublev practices boxing and basketball, and he is particularly interested in Mike Tyson. Rublev is nicknamed the "Rubl'" which means the Russian word 'ruble'. He speaks Russian, English, and Spanish, and also is a longtime fan of the Golden State Warriors (NBA), and has been regularly following soccer matches as a supporter of FC Barcelona.
Social Media Handle
Twitter: @ AndreyRublev97