Andrey Rublev reflects on his week in Rotterdam, speaks on what's to come

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Andrey Rublev reflects on his week in Rotterdam, speaks on what's to come

World No. 7 Andrey Rublev failed to win Rotterdam but still he was happy with his week and is excited for what's to come. Rublev, 24, fell short in his attempt to defend his Rotterdam title after losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinal.

Rublev won the opening set of his semifinal against Auger-Aliassime but the Canadian stormed back to win 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-2. "I know I’m not often on Twitter and in general last months I was not really active in social media.I just wanna say big thanks for the support last week in Rotterdam it was a good week for me, 1st semis after while.And I’m so excited for the next weeks to give more than me best," Rublev wrote on Twitter.

Rublev beaten by Auger-Aliassime for the first time

Rublev beat Auger-Aliassime when they first met in Umag four years ago and also beat the Canadian at the Adelaide International in 2020.

After clinching his first win over Rublev, Auger-Aliassime couldn't hide his happiness. “It’s always a great feeling, it’s kind of a little milestone when you beat a player that you’ve always lost to before, especially top players and I think it shows I’ve improved my game, I’m a more complete player," Auger-Aliassime said.

"Again today I served well when I needed to. I came up with some good shots, especially at the end of the second set. I really needed to stick in there and give myself a chance and then to finish the way I did against a player like Andrey was great.

The third set was one of my best this week”. Rublev is set to return to action at this week's ATP event in Montpellier. Rublev is set to make his third Marseille appearance as he aims to win his first Marseille title this week.

Rublev, seeded at No. 2, has a first round bye in Marseille as he plays in the round-of-16 either Richard Gasquet or Mikael Ymer.