During a Tennis Weekly Podcast episode, Andrey Rublev complained about the fact he often gets confused with other players on the ATP tour, like Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. "I don't know how..everyone calls me Zverev, Sinner, Shapovalov, Tsitsipas.
Almost everyone. At least when I'm 50 in the world, and they call me Zverev, it's okay, he's much more famous or even Tsitsipas. But I'm at least top 10 and still call me the same, nothing changed,'' said Rublev.
Andrey Rublev on being mistaken for Zverev, Tsitsipas, Sinner and Shapovalov 🤣😂
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Rublev current ATP status
Andrey Rublev is currently placed in the 7th place in the ATP rankings.
Lately, he won the ATP 250 event held in Bastad but was visibly tired in his next tournament, the Hamburg Open. "It's always nice to win a title. After all, we have to lose almost every week, so this is one of two titles this year.
It's a special feeling and the final was played in difficult conditions, but I was lucky to get the better of it," Rublev said after winning in Bastad over Casper Ruud. "Casper hits a lot with spin, to play high and in this weather the ball didn't jump very high and I think that helped me a bit.
Also, I played really well today (...) I wasn't really motivated to play today. All the referees said for sure, you're not gonna play today most likely, no chance… then they said it looks like maybe we're gonna start at 2.
I went to lunch!" said Rublev. In Hamburg, Andrey went through a whole different affair. Andrey struggled to win against Zapata Miralles before bowing down in front of Altmaier in the second round. Yet, Rublev's tiredness surely played a role in his poor Hamburg run.
Rublev himself admitted he was tired during a press conference.