Andrey Andreyevich Rublev is a professional tennis player from Russia, born on October 20th, 1997. He has achieved a world No. 5 ranking in singles by the ATP, which he attained in September 2021. Rublev has won 13 ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters, and has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 53. He has also won four doubles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2023 Mutua Madrid Open with Karen Khachanov, and is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the mixed doubles title at the 2020 Summer Olympics with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Rublev won the 2014 French Open singles title in his junior career, defeating Jaume Munar in the final. He also won the bronze medal in singles and the silver in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing. Rublev broke into the top 10 of the ATP Tour in October 2020 and has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian, French, and US Opens. He was also part of the successful Russian Davis Cup team in 2021. Among his singles titles are home victories in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and he won his first doubles title at the 2015 Kremlin Cup with Dmitry Tursunov. Andrei Rublev, a Russian icon painter born in the 1360s who died between 1427 and 1430 in Moscow, is considered to be one of the greatest medieval Russian painters of Orthodox Christian icons and frescos.
Rublev broke into the Top 20 in January 2020, the Top 10 in October 2020, and the Top 5 in September 2021. He came back from a set down in both the semifinals (against Fritz) and final (against Rune) for the first time in his career at the 2023 Monte Carlo to earn his first ATP Masters 1000 title. He defeated No. 3 Nadal at the 2021 Monte Carlo and No. 2 Medvedev at the 2021 Cincinnati en route to ATP Masters 1000 finals, then beat No. 1 Djokovic for his 11th of 13 ATP Tour titles at the 2022 Belgrade. Rublev led the tour with 5 titles in 2020, tied for tour-lead with 41 victories in 2020, and won 23 matches and 4 titles in a row at ATP 500 events from 2020-21. He is a seven-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist, reached the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals SF, and won a gold medal in the All-ROC mixed doubles final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with Pavlyuchenkova (held in 2021). He also went 9-1 in singles and 4-1 in doubles at team events during the 2021 season, sweeping titles at ATP Cup, Laver Cup, and Davis Cup.
At the young age of 13, Rublev made his debut in Luxembourg and secured his first win in his second competition in Phoenix. Over the following years, he progressed to the third rounds in singles and won the prestigious junior competition, the Orange Bowl, in December 2012. In the spring of 2013, Rublev won the NWU Pukke/RVTA Junior ITF 1 cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and continued to excel in tournaments on clay surfaces, including the Trofeo Bonfiglio in Milan. He became a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Australian Open junior singles and reached the semi-finals in the doubles competition.
Rublev’s notable win came in the 2014 French Open junior singles, where he crushed Jaume Munar and reached the semi-finals with partner Stefan Kozlov. He also became the ITF Junior player World No. 1 after winning the 2014 Junior French Open. Rublev went on to capture the cup at the Nike Junior International Roehampton in Roehampton, Great Britain, before competing at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
In April 2015, Rublev finished his junior career by winning the inaugural ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu, China. He continued his success in the 2014 Tour, reaching a semi-final and a final in the two Futures events in Aktobe, respectively. Rublev made his debut at the Davis Cup, partnering with Konstantin Kravchuk and winning the match against the Portuguese team Gastão Elias / João Sousa in three sets.
Rublev’s career continued to progress, and in 2017, he reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. He also reached the quarter-finals of the Hamburg European Open and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he defeated Roger Federer in straight sets. Rublev’s successful run continued in the 2020 ATP season, where he won five ATP titles and achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 8. He qualified for the ATP Finals in London, where he was eliminated in the round-robin phase.
Rublev has a diverse range of interests outside of tennis, including boxing and basketball, with a particular admiration for Mike Tyson. He also enjoys creating electronic music, influenced by his idols Martin Garrix and Alan Walker. Known as “Rubl’,” a play on the Russian word for ruble, he is a polyglot, fluent in Russian, English, and Spanish. He is an avid fan of the Golden State Warriors (NBA) and FC Barcelona. On the court, Rublev is an offensive baseliner with a powerful forehand and consistent two-handed backhand. His running forehand is especially lethal due to his comfort and accuracy with the shot, but he can become hyper-aggressive and make consecutive unforced errors. Rublev’s first serve is a force to be reckoned with, often reaching speeds of over 200 km/h (125 mph), but his second serve is weaker, prone to double faults and slower velocity. Born in Moscow to a former professional boxer turned restaurant manager and a tennis coach at Spartak Tennis Club, Rublev has an older half-sister, Anna Arina Marenko, who is also a former professional tennis player.
Education and Qualification
Rublev was raised in Moscow by his parents, Andrey Rublev Sr. and Marina Marenko. His father was a former professional boxer who later managed a restaurant, while his mother worked as a tennis coach at Spartak Tennis Club, where she trained players like Anna Kournikova. She received the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” in 2009. Rublev also has an older half-sister, Anna Arina Marenko, who used to be a professional tennis player. On his paternal side, Rublev has Austrian ancestry through his grandmother, Larisa Genrikhovna Rubleva. He often credits his grandparents for raising him five days a week until he was 15. Rublev denies claims that his mother was harsh towards him, saying that his parents always did everything for him and loved him very much.
Rublev’s maternal grandfather, Andrey Fyodorovich Tyurakov, was a pro-coach in Greco-Roman wrestling and an amateur tennis player. He was also the doubles partner of Boris Sobkin, who coached professional tennis player Mikhail Youzhny. Additionally, he was a sparring partner of Grand Slam doubles champion Olga Morozova during her prime years. In 2013, Rublev began working with Belarusian coach Sergey Tarasevich, but later switched to Fernando Vicente from Spain.
Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, he grew up in a family where his father was a professional boxer turned restaurant owner, and his mother, Marina Marenko, was a professional tennis coach. From a young age, he developed a passion for tennis that he has consistently pursued throughout his career. At just 13 years old, he made his debut in Luxembourg, and in his second competition in Phoenix, he earned his first win. In his junior career, he achieved great success, winning the 2014 French Open singles title by defeating Jaume Munar in the final. Additionally, he earned a bronze medal in singles and a silver medal in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics held in Nanjing.
Awards and Nominations
In 2014, the ITF Junior World Champion was awarded to an individual. In 2020, the ATP Most Improved Player was recognized. The Russian Cup has also awarded various titles, including Team of the Year for Boys Under-16 in 2013, Junior of the Year in 2014, Olympians in 2020, and Team of the Year in 2019 and 2021. Additionally, a sports title called “Merited Master of Sports of Russia” was granted on August 6, 2021, and an Order of Friendship was awarded on August 11, 2021. The ITF’s constitution outlines that no tennis tournament can be designated the “World Championships” without unanimous consent from the ITF Council. The ITF may award the title of World Champion to players who are deemed the most outstanding in any given year. The Grand Slam events are the deciding factor in determining the ITF World Champions for each year. A panel of former top players is appointed at the start of the season to vote on the champion at the end of the season for singles. Prior to 2003, the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles titles were awarded based on world ranking, but since then, singles and doubles rankings have been combined into a single award for boys and girls. The ITF World Champion accolade has been extended to wheelchair tennis players of the Men’s and Women’s division since 1991, and in November 2017, the quad wheelchair tennis division was recognized in the annual list of ITF World Champions. The Philippe Chatrier Award was introduced in 1996 to honor individuals or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to tennis globally, both on and off the court. The ITF World Champions’ Dinner takes place in Paris during the French Open to honor the previous year’s champions. For 2020, no ITF World Champion awards were given due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first men’s panel in 1978 had three members, and the 1983 panel split two to one between John McEnroe and Mats Wilander. The 1990 designation of Lendl as champion was a surprise, with the ITF panel calling it “the toughest decision any of us can remember having to make.” The choice to award Djokovic the ITF World Champion of 2013 over Nadal was unexpected, with the ITF citing Nadal’s failure to win a match at two of the four Grand Slams to justify their decision. Other instances when the ITF choices differed from the ATP rankings include 1978, 1982, 1989, and 2022, but these were generally agreed upon. In 2022, Nadal was awarded the ITF World Champion title, despite Carlos Alcaraz being the year-end number one.
Andrey Rublev, a Russian tennis pro, achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 5 by the ATP. He has won 15 ATP Titles, 3 in doubles and 12 in singles, and is an Olympics gold medalist in mixed doubles. Rublev is an offensive baseliner with a powerful passing shot, and has earned significant money from tennis. His estimated net worth in 2023 is $5 million, earned from prize money, endorsements, and sponsorships. Rublev’s annual salary as of 2032 is $2 million, and he has earned $15,959,245 in prize money so far. He is sponsored by Nike, Head, Bulgari, and Penhaligon. Rublev has won 12 singles titles on the ATP Tour and three doubles championships, and in 2022, he earned $2,913,191 through tournament wins. Wilson is his racquet partner.