World No. 8 Andrey Rublev claims he is not someone who loves to be surrounded by many people but admits he would like to be famous. Rublev, who has had an outstanding 2020 season, has captured a total of five titles this year and he is enjoying a career-high ranking.
As a result of his outstanding season, the 23-year-old earned a spot for the Nitto ATP Finals as this week he will be making his debut appearance at The O2 Arena. Rublev will certainly aim to win the Nitto ATP Finals and next year his focus will be on making a breakthrough at the Masters and Grand Slam level.
"I would like to be famous, yes,” Rublev told Tennis Majors. “But I don’t know. I’m really calm in a way, like, to be alone or something, I don’t like to have many people around me – I like to have close people around me.
But if you tell me in a way, to be famous, yeah, I would like it, because in the end, it is better for myself. More people will support me, more people will come to my matches. So in the end, if I want to be a better sportsman, to be more famous, that’s also part of it.
Yeah, true. So in the end, if I would not, then I have to go out to do another job”.
Rublev insists he is patient and calm
Rublev is certainly not one of the most patient and calm players on the court but he claims off the court it's a tottaly different story.
“I would say I’m really patient in normal life,” Rublev said. “So it’s really tough to get me mad or angry in life. But I don’t really sometimes have patience in some games that you need to do everything slow, really careful there, it maybe starts to stress me, because I’m not really enjoying and then I prefer to stop than to keep going because I’m not enjoying this.
And then, you know, I don’t really have a patience. If they give me a goal or tell me to do something I need to do, like a deal or something, OK, yes, I will have patience and I will do it carefully, like, I don’t know, like a typical puzzle or something. But to do it by myself, I’m stressing more than enjoying”.