Andrey Rublev

Verdasco Edges Rublev to Reach Second Round at Paris Masters

October 31, 2017

Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco edged 20-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) in the opening round of the Rolex Paris Masters Tuesday afternoon. It was a battle of two baseline bashers and the only real difference was Verdasco’s acumen and skill in the tie-breaks. The win propels the 33-year-old Verdasco into a second-round clash […]

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Del Potro Topples Federer to Reach U.S. Open Semifinals

September 7, 2017

Juan Martin del Potro broke the hearts of FedFans last night with a convincing 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 quarterfinal win over five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows. The big Argentine’s victory also prevented, once again, a first-ever Federer-Rafael Nadal meeting in New York at the year-ending Grand Slam tournament. Nadal had […]

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Rublev Captures Maiden Title at Croatia Open Umag

July 24, 2017

Lucky loser Andrey Rublev won his first ATP Tour title last night, defeating No. 4 seed Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Croatia Open Umag. The 19-year-old Rublev had lost in the final round of qualifying, but earned a spot in the main draw when Borna Coric was forced to withdraw. […]

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Ignatik Edges Rublev in Rennes Challenger Final

January 29, 2017

Lucky loser Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus edged NextGen teenage star Andrey Rublev 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the final of the Rennes Challenger Sunday afternoon. Ignatik lost in the final round of the qualifiers last Sunday, but was the lucky pick into the main draw when Enrique Lopz-Perez withdrew. The title was the 26-year-old […]

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Rublev Defeats Lee in Duel of NextGen Stars at Rennes Challenger

January 27, 2017

Russian Andrey Rublev defeated Duckhee Lee 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in a quarterfinal battle of NextGen teenage tennis stars at the Rennes Challenger Friday afternoon. The 19-year-old Rublev, who had knocked out top-seeded Jeremy Chardy in the first round on Wednesday, used his powerful serve and punishing ground game to wear down the pesky and tenacious […]

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Rublev Topples Paire to Reach Finals of Mouilleron Le Captif Challenger

November 12, 2016

Russian teenager Andrey Rublev withstood 22 aces from big-serving Benoit Paire to upset the top-seeded Frenchman 6-3, 7-6 (13) in the semifinals of the Mouilleron Le Captif Challenger Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old Rublev, playing with aggressive abandon and ice in his veins, saved nine of nine break points, while never losing his serve and breaking […]

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Rublev Ousts Harrison in Epic First Round Match at Irving Challenger

March 16, 2016

Russian Andrey Rublev outlasted American wild card Ryan Harrison in an epic opening-round clash last night at the Irving Challenger. Rublev needed 11 match points to finally put away the tenacious Harrison 6-7 (8), 6-4, 7-6 (6) in a contest more akin to a boxing bout than a tennis match. It was a knock-down, drag-out […]

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Rublev Beats Mathieu to Win Maiden Title at Quimper Challenger

March 6, 2016

Eighteen-year-old qualifier Andrey Rublev gutted out a hard-fought 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4 win over veteran Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu Sunday afternoon to win the Quimper Challenger. The young Russian rallied from a set and a break down to upset the top-seeded 34-year-old Mathieu and capture his maiden ATP Challenger title. Rublev joins American Taylor Fritz (18) […]

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Rublev Downs Olivetti in Opening Round at Quimper Challenger

March 1, 2016

Qualifier Andrey Rublev took down French wild card Albano Olivetti 6-4, 7-6 (9) in a first-round battle at the Quimper Challenger last night — a match replete with big serving and lots of heavy hitting. Rublev, who withstood Olivetti’s 24 aces while hitting 15 of his own, won most of the big points and showed […]

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