Andrey Rublev blasts himself after delivering several outbursts in shock RG loss

Rublev wasn't happy with his behavior during a French Open loss to Matteo Arnaldi.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Andrey Rublev blasts himself after delivering several outbursts in shock RG loss
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Andrey Rublev didn't back down when revealing how he felt about his actions on Friday versus Matteo Arnaldi as the 26-year-old Russian admitted he was "completely disappointed" in himself after delivering his "worst Slam behavior ever."

Rublev, seeded at No. 6, entered the match against world No. 35 Matteo Arnaldi as the favorite but it was the rising Italian star who claimed a 7-6 (6) 6-2 6-4 win. 

During the match, Rublev lost his cool and composure on several occasions as his outbursts included smashing a couple of his rackets - kicking the bench - and also getting into an argument with the chair umpire. 

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Andrey Rublev© Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill
 

Rublev - who is no stranger to emotional outbursts on the court - had a stunning meltdown on the court earlier this year in Dubai and afterward he apologized and promised he would try to do better in the future. 

While this time Rublev didn't get into the face of an umpire screaming, he was again struggling to keep his emotions in check and that resulted in racket smashes and kicking a bench. 

Rublev: Completely disappointed with myself 

In the first set, Rublev was up by a break and also had a set point in the tie-break but still ended up losing it. And "missed chances" led to him getting nervous and ultimately delivering meltdowns. 

“Completely disappointed with myself the way I behaved, the way I performed, and I don’t remember behaving worse on a slam ever. I think it was first time I ever behave that bad," Rublev said after the match. 

“I had a lot of opportunities, a lot of chances, and I didn’t make it. Then in one moment, if I completely lose it, and that’s it when I had, yeah, so many chances to come back, to lead again or to take the lead, and I didn’t make it, I didn’t make it, I didn’t make it. Then I completely, I was keeping it inside, and when I lose the break second time in the second set, I lose it completely."

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Andrey Rublev© Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill
 

Rublev will now turn his focus on the grass season. 

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