The Russian professional tennis player Andrey Rublev recently talked about his form ahead of the Erste Bank Open. He seems to like the tournament considering this will be his fourth continuous run at Vienna’s tournament.
“I enjoy Vienna a lot; it’s a really beautiful city. In general, I really like the tournament, and that is why I am coming here for the fourth time.”, the 23-year-old said.
Rublev has won three ATP Tour titles at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha (d. Moutet), the Adelaide International (d. Harris), and the Hamburg European Open (d. Tsitsipas).
The Russian recently won his fourth title of the season at the St.Petersburg Open in Russia by defeating the Croatian Borna Coric. The St.Petersburg Open was upgraded for 2020 to an ATP 500 tournament. Winning at home made it extra special for Rublev. He is happy with the level of tennis he played there and is looking forward to other events.
“It’s an amazing feeling. Especially when you win at home. I’m really happy that this year it was 500. I am really happy. It was a special week. I played a really good level there. So, we’ll see what’s going to happen next.”, he said.
“At Least To Play There(London) Once”: Andrey Rublev
The Russian is also hoping to continue his run of form through to the end of the 2020 season and possibly qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 15 to 22 November.
“I would be really happy especially knowing that it’s going to be last year in London. And at-least to play there once. Let’s see, this year I didn’t even think I’ll have a chance, so I want to keep thinking the same way. Because if then I don’t make it, nothing is going to change for me. And if a make it then perfect. so, let’s see.”, Rublev added. He intends to keep his expectations low of qualifying for London but is not losing hope.
The current no.8 had never won a match at Roland Garros but battled back from two-sets-to-love down to Querrey to make his first Roland Garros quarter-final this season.
Going forward, he intends to improve his game and work on some areas to keep his winning streak going. He admitted that he has to focus on certain things to be able to compete against the best players and win tournaments.
“There are a lot of things to work on; there are so many things I need to improve if a want to keep the same level if a compete with the best players.”, Rublev said.