An offensive baseliner with a mighty forehand, Rublev has made rapid progress since winning the Roland Garros junior championships in 2014, breaking into the top 10 in 2020 and capturing a gold medal in the mixed doubles alongside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Rublev won his first ATP Masters 1000 at Monte Carlo in 2023, defeating Holger Rune, who he will team with at Laver Cup Vancouver under Captain Bjorn Borg. Rublev made a sensational debut for Team Europe in Boston, where he won three matches, including two doubles.
Rublev is the son of Andrey Rublev Snr, a professional boxer, and Marina Marenko, a tennis coach, who worked with fellow Russian Anna Kournikova. A student of the game, Rublev grew up admiring and analyzing the playing styles of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic. A fan of the Golden State Warriors NBA team, Rublev practices boxing and basketball outside tennis, and enjoys creating electronic music.
Coached by former tennis pro Fernando Vincente, Rublev had a break-out year in 2020 when he captured five of his 14 career titles in singles and advanced to the top 5 in September 2021. He was a consistent performer in 2022, adding four more titles, and came back from a set down at Monte Carlo in April against both Taylor Fritz in the semifinals and Holger Rune in the final, to win his first ATP Masters. Strong results on clay were matched by impressive form at hard court tournaments. After defeating Rune in the R16 at Australian Open 2023, he was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals and lost to Daniil Medvedev in the championship match at Dubai.
2023 Season Highlights
Winner: Bastad, Monte Carlo
Runner-up: Halle, Banja Luka, Dubai
Quarterfinals: Wimbledon, Doha, Australian Open
R16: Rome, Madrid, Miami, Indian Wells