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 this year adding ‘Olympic champion’ to career highlights after capturing a gold medal in the mixed doubles alongside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Rublev was also undefeated at the ATP Cup in January, when Russia dominated Italy in the final.
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 8 career titles in singles. A quarterfinalist at the 2021 Australian Open, he won the hardcourt championship at Rotterdam, upset the King of Clay Nadal en route to the final at Monte Carlo, then switched surfaces a few weeks later to finish runner-up on the grass at Halle. His strong form continued on the North American hardcourt swing, where he reached the final at Cincinnati after beating compatriot Daniil Medvedev for the first time in the semifinals.
2021 Season Highlights
Winner: Rotterdam, ATP Cup,
Runner-up: Cincinnati, Halle, Monte Carlo
Semifinals: Miami, Doha, Dubai
Quarterfinals: Rome, Barcelona, Australian Open