The Russian player Andrey Rublev's path to Indian Wells was interrupted early, having gone out in the second game against Tommy Paul with the score of 6-4 3-6 7-5. Today at the number 6 in the world rankings, the Muscovite beat Ivo Karlovic and Pedro Martinez to reach the third round at the last US Open, where he was defeated by Frances Tiafoe in a long battle that ended only in the decisive part.
Born in 1997, Rublev is currently the third youngest player in the ATP top 10. Also present in the last edition of the Laver Cup in Boston, Andrey took the field in the match against the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, won in a comeback 4-6 6-3 11-9.
Andrey Rublev on the vaccination for the Australian Open 2022
He also won both of his doubles matches, played with Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Commenting on Australia's choice to allow only vaccinated players to participate in the various events of the Tour, Andrey said: "I know the conditions.
If players don't want to be quarantined for two weeks, they need to be vaccinated. As far as I know, Australia recognizes many vaccinations. If you have not had the vaccine you will not be able to leave your room for two weeks, which means that you will not be able to take part in the ATP Cup or any other event before the Australian Open."
The words of the Russian tennis player were also published by the Punto de Break website. So trembles the world number one Novak Djokovic, ten times champion in Melbourne, who for some time has publicly expressed his doubts about vaccination.
This year, Rublev won only one event on the circuit: the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, in which he overtook Marton Fucsovics with a score of 7-6 6-4 in the last match. However, the Russian also reached the final in Monte Carlo, Halle and Cincinnati: thanks to his results he is now fifth in the ATP Race classification and is already qualified for the Finals in Turin.