Andrey Rublev’s journey to Indian Wells was cut short early on, as he was eliminated in the second game against Tommy Paul.
The Muscovite defeated Ivo Karlovic and Pedro Martinez to go to the third round of the US Open. Here, he was upset by Frances Tiafoe in a protracted battle that only finished in the decisive final round.
Rublev, who was born in 1997, is the third-youngest player in the ATP top 10.
Andrey was also in Boston for the latest edition of the Laver Cup, when he competed in a match against Argentine Diego Schwartzman, which he won in a comeback 4-6, 6-3, 11-9.
Rublev talks about the vaccination rules
He also defeated Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in both of his doubles matches. In response to Australia’s decision to allow only vaccinated players to compete in the Tour’s various events,
“I know the conditions,” Andrey said as per reports on TennisHead.
“If players don’t want to be quarantined for two weeks, they need to be vaccinated. As far as I know, Australia recognizes many vaccinations.
“If you have not had the vaccine you will not be able to leave your room for two weeks,” he added.
“Which means that you will not be able to take part in the ATP Cup or any other event before the Australian Open.”
The Punto de Break website also publicized the Russian tennis player’s statements. Novak Djokovic who for some time has publicly expressed his doubts about vaccination.
Rublev only won one event on the circuit this year. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. When he defeated Marton Fucsovics 7-6, 6-4 in the final match.
The Russian, on the other hand, reached the finals at Monte Carlo, Halle, and Cincinnati. He is now ranked fifth in the ATP Race standings and has already qualified for the Turin Finals.
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