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Andrey Rublev volleys Monte Carlo 2021

‘I feel happy with the week and super sad with the final’, says Andrey Rublev on Monte Carlo run

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Andrey Rublev admitted Stefanos Tsitsipas was “just better” than him in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.

The world No. 8 was beaten 6-3 6-3 by Tsitsipas in the title match of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. The 23-year-old Russian beat 11-time champion Rafael Nadal en route to what was his first final at that level.

“He (Tsitsipas) was just better than me. I feel happy with the week, and I feel super sad with the final that I couldn’t show the game (I have),” said Rublev in a post-match interview.

“I couldn’t show fight. I didn’t win, but of course I’m happy with the week because I beat so many great players. I beat one of the best players in history. It’s a special week.

“He (Tsitsipas) is the one from the top players that I (have been) playing the most. We played already (a) couple of finals, (and a) couple of important matches.

“I have more stories of matches (against) him compared (to) other players. I hope it’s the beginning of something. I hope I will also be able to win some of them.

“It’s my first tournament on clay (this year) and I already (reached a) final, my first final (at a) Masters 1000. It’s a great beginning. I hope I can show great game every week.”

(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)

Andrey Rublev volleys Monte Carlo 2021
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