“I Don’t See Myself As A Favourite At All”: Andrey Rublev Feels He Still Far Way From Top Players


Andrey Rublev

On Sunday, Andrey Rublev earned victory over Lorenzo Sonego in the Vienna final to win his fifth ATP title of the season. This also led him to secure a spot at the Tour Finals in London. Rublev has won more ATP tournaments this season than any other player. He is on a roll and is a great form this year.

Andrey Rublev, in an interview recently, looked at all the reasons for his great success this year.  He identified his family, team and friends as his biggest supporters. His team seems to be 23-year old’s most excellent motivator and the one who give him that energy.

“Of course, I’m really grateful for the last couple of months, whatever is happening in general, I’m grateful for everything. Even though now the time is not great but, it is what it is. so, we will see what’s going to happen later.”, the Russian said.

Andrey Rublev

World number eight said, “I am just trying to do my best, trying to focus on the things that I need to improve. And of course, I think the main thing is because of my team because of the friends that are around me because they are such nice people and they always support me.”

He continued, “They really want the best for me they really motivated me always.  So, in the end, we are all together in one mood, moving in one direction. They give me a lot of energy and my thing because of them I’m here today.”

“I Know How Many Things I Need To Improve”: Andrey Rublev

When asked whether he sees himself as one of the favourites, Rublev immediately replied with a no, saying he still has a lot of things he has to work on. He also identified consistency as one of the critical items of being a favourite.

Andrey Rublev

“No, I don’t see myself as a favourite at all, because I mean I can see reality and I know how many things I need to improve, still how far I am from the top players. One thing is to show it, and then you move back. The other thing is to do it over and over again, and I don’t know if I have enough level for this, this time will show. So, we will see.”, he said.

Rublev has had a great year. World number one Djokovic is the only one who has won as many matches as Rublev’s tally of 39 in 2020. Currently ranked eighth, he is the first Russian to win five titles in a season since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009.

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