Russian Andrey Rublev, 23 years old and world No. 8, continues to fatten his winning streak in finals. He won his seventh consecutive defeat by 7-6 (4) and 6-4 to the Hungarian Marton fucsovics, 29 years old and 53rd ATP, from the previous phase. He has won 14 of the 15 sets played in those finals.
The pupil of the Spanish Fernando Vicente He won his eighth ATP Tour crown, seventh on hard court. The best in 2020 in Doha, Adelaide, Hamburg, Saint Petersburg and Vienna, debuted a locker this season in the ‘indoor’ of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, where Rafa Nadal was discharged and Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev did not make it past their debut. Yes, Rublev left Stefanos Tsitsipas behind in a demanding semi-final.
Rublev has 20 consecutive victories in category 500 tournaments, as is the case in Rotterdam. A machine when it is fit, distributing ‘sticks’ to both sides and at high speed. He has won 13 of his 14 games this season, which he opened by triumphing in the ATP Cup with the Russian team, making a duo with who would later be his executioner at the Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev.
Making his debut in the ATP Masters 1000 is a goal, as is advancing in the Grand Slams, presenting as best results the quarters of the 2020 US Open (matching the result of 2017), Roland Garros 2020 and Australia 2021.