Andrey Rublev, the Russian tennis professional, bested the Italian Lorenzo Sonego at the Vienna Open 2020 final on Sunday. Followed by a straight-set(6-4, 6-4), Rublev lifted his fifth title of the season and equalled Novak Djokovic winning record of 39 in the leaderboard.
After a winning a tournament title at his Grandmother homeland, world number eight expressed joyfulness in the post-match interview. Additionally, Russian said, “This tournament is really special for me because my grandma was also Austrian, so I have Austrian blood. It’s a really special title for me.”
Also, It was the second time on the season, Andrey Rublev won the title without losing a single set. Earlier, He did the same thing at Qatar Open. Besides, Rublev became the first Russian to claim five titles in the season after Nikolay Davydenko.
Former world number three Davydenko also won half of ten titles among ATP Finals in 2009. And While Davydenko made record after playing 23 tournaments, Rublev equalled in 12 tournament appearance in 2020.
“Exactly I Need To Improve To Be At That level”: Andrey Rublev On ATP Finals
After 500 points gain at Austria’s ATP event, Andrey Rublev has confirmed his seat at the ATP Finals 2020, which will take place from 15th to 22nd November in London.
Speaking about his debut at the O2 Arena, Rublev went on to say, “I’m happy. I’m happy that I won the title here. And I’m happy that I will compete in London for the first time. I’m really looking forward [to it]. There are still so many things I need to improve, and it’s going to be a good challenge for me to see what exactly I need to improve to be at that level, to be able to compete against the top eight players.”