Andrey Rublev receives 'bad comments on internet' after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

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Andrey Rublev receives 'bad comments on internet' after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev spoke about the importance of peace and unity after his Dubai quarterfinal win as he hopes the Russia and Ukraine tensions resolve in a quick time. On Thursday, Russia invaded Ukraine and many have think Russia declared a war with their move.

The same day, Rublec recovered from a set down to beat Mackenzie McDonald 2-6 6-3 6-1 in the Dubai quarterfinal. "In these moments you realise that my match is not important. What's happening is much more terrible," Rublev said after his win, per Reem Abulleil.

You realise how important is to have peace in the world and to respect each other no matter what, to be united. We should take care of our earth and of each other."

Rublev received insults

After beating McDonald, Rublev revealed he has received negative comments and insults on social media.

"Of course I get some bad comments on Internet because I am Russian. I can't react on them. If I want to have peace, I need to be like doesn't matter. Even if they throw rocks to me, I need to show I'm for peace, I'm not here to be aggressive or something," Rublev revealed.

Meanwhile, Rublev has been through to back-to-back Dubai semifinal. Last year, Rublev made the semiifnal before losing to Aslan Karatsev. Rublev made a slow start to his Dubai quarterfinal against McDonald as the American broke the Russian three timesA in the opening set t comfortably win the opener.

Rublev responded well to losing the first set as he broke McDonald twice in the second set to force a decider. After winning the second set, Rublev started the third set with back-to-back breaks and a 5-0 lead. McDonald served out the sixth game to reduce the deficit to 5-1 but Rublev routinely served out for the match in the following game. Rublev plays next Hubert Hurkacz, who beat Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinal.