Andrey Rublev on his attitude to the ATP rating: “They don’t emphasize it”


Russian tennis player Andrei Rublev noted that he does not focus on his current position in the ATP rankings. On Monday, the 24-year-old Muscovite will pass Matteo Berrettini and become the sixth racket of the world.

“If I say that I don’t follow at all [за рейтингом], then I’m lying. In any case, when you climb to such a height, then every position is important. The fate of my contracts depends on it. But personally, I decided that I would not focus on this, but concentrate on my game. The season is long. You should not bet only on those tournaments where you need to defend points. You can be in unreal shape, prepare well, do everything professionally, but your opponent will enter the game with crazy courage and beat you. From this, hands can fall – they say, lost in the first round. It is necessary to perceive the season as a long marathon. Sooner or later it will be a good week.

For example, in Australia, many expected high results from me. But I failed. Now it’s been a great three weeks. Semi-final in Rotterdam and two titles. I don’t think this has ever happened in my career. Yes, I won two tournaments in a row, but then I didn’t feel so confident.

Relation to the ATP championship race? It really reflects your shape today. The main rating is not so important – in fact, these are last year’s results.

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