“Had Beaten A True Legend”: Andrey Rublev Reminisces About Win Over Roger Federer at 2019 Cincinnati Masters


Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev

Russian stalwart Andrey Rublev claimed his career biggest win against Roger Federer at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters. In a recent interview, the 23-year-old from Moscow revealed that he put himself in Swiss Maestro’s position and imagined the poignancy of that loss for him. 

Rublev Felt He Had Beaten a True Legend After Defeating Federer 

In addition to this, qualifier Rublev upset No.3 seeded Federer in straight sets(6-3, 6-4). He also emphasised that if you are a promising player in the world, you should have the ability to handle pressure, especially when you are unexpectedly losing matches. 

“I was shocked, but also because I put myself in his place and imagined the harshness of that defeat for him. Every week enduring so much pressure because you can’t lose and devalue yourself in the media. You have to do at least finals in all tournaments. He has been doing it for many, many years,” Andrey Rublev said in a recent conversation with El Mundo. 

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

World No.8 explained that Federer’s loss impacted him more than his conquest and felt he defeated a realistic tennis player in Lindner Family Tennis Center. 

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Rublev further added, “It impacted me even more than my victory, his demeanour, his attitude, the way he accepted it. I felt on the track that I had beaten a true legend.”(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)

“Real Honour”: Andrey Rublev on Roger Federer’s Prediction 

At the beginning of 2020, the 20-time Grand Slam champion predicted Rublev was going to be one of the sensations of the season. As per Roger’s foreseen, Russian hunted five titles and received the most improved player of year award from ATP.  

“I thank you. It is a real honour to hear something like this from such a legend. But there are many players my age or younger who are doing just as well or in a similar way. There is still a long way of hard work to keep improving,” Rublev confessed.

In the Monte Carlo Masters 2021, Andrey Rublev fell in the championship match to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets(6-3, 6-3). 

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