Andrey Rublev explains 'like a scary movie' statement on his mind

Rublev made a hilarious comment at the Australian Open when describing what goes inside his mind.

by Dzevad Mesic
Andrey Rublev explains 'like a scary movie' statement on his mind
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Andrey Rublev has issued a detailed explanation of what he really meant when he compared his mind in tense and stressful situations on the court to "a scary movie."

Rublev, ranked at No. 5 in the world, is one of the best players in the game but is also known as one of the most passionate and emotional players. While Rublev is no stranger to outbursts and meltdowns, he never directs them at anyone else other than himself. 

During a marathon 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-0 win over Alex de Minaur in the Australian Open round-of-16, Rublev had several of those moments. In his on-court interview, 26-year-old Rublev was asked by Jim Courier what goes through his head when he competes and he delivered an absolutely hilarious answer.

“It is like a scary movie," Rublev said in Melbourne.

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Rublev on what goes inside his moment during certain moments 

“It is tough to explain which thoughts you have. You just go crazy emotionally when you're burned out. I don't know. [It stresses] you when you cannot think, you start to think 10 times faster, but you're not thinking smart," Rublev told the ATP website.

“It is like if I tell you, you have five seconds to open your camera and then you're stressing that much and you have hundreds of thoughts: What is it, what is it, how to open, how, and in the end, from this simple thing, you get stressed. So that's what sometimes is happening.”

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Meanwhile, Rublev is playing his first tournament since the Australian Open at this week's ATP 500 event in Rotterdam. In his opening match, No. 2 seed Rublev started with a 7-5 6-3 win over qualifier Zizou Bergs.

This year, the 26-year-old Russian is making his fifth appearance in Rotterdam. In the past, Rublev had success in Rotterdam as he won the tournament in 2021 before losing in the semifinal the following year.

Rublev is one of the top favorites for this week's Rotterdam title and it will be interesting to see if the 26-year-old can win his second Rotterdam title this year.

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