Playing at the Olympics is one of the most prestigious moments of a sportsperson’s career. Many tennis players aspire to play the mega sportsfest at least once. Young Russian star Andrey Rublev recently opened up about his views on Olympics and what makes it one of the most remarkable event in sports.
Rublev will looking forward to carry forward his fantastic form from 2020, which saw him win five titles. While there will be many opportunities for him to add to his trophy cabinet, Olympics will surely be on the cards for Rublev. He will surely be looking to represent his home country at the highest stage possible.
It is a very special moment for every athlete to play at the Olympics: Andrey Rublev
In an recent interview, the Russian talked about his aspirations to play at the Olympics. Rublev highlighted, “The Olympics remain the Olympics, and they will always be special. They will always be something incredible, which will always be remembered, because you represent your country.”
He described the atmosphere at Olympics and what makes it so unique. “It’s a different feeling, a different emotion. You live with other athletes in the Olympic Village. These feelings cannot be described. It’s really something that happens once every four years,” Rublev said.
“It’s a very big story, it’s something special. Something that would be a special moment for an athlete,” Rublev continued.
The 23-year-old also details how playing at the Olympics is different from playing at other major tournaments and the Wimbledon.
“During the season, in major tournaments, when you lose early enough, you get angry quickly … But at the Olympic Games, participation is already very respectable and prestigious,” he acknowledged.
Rublev also explained the thought process going through a player’s mind while playing at the megaevent.
“These feelings cannot be described. It’s really something that happens once every four years. It’s a very big story, it’s something special. Something that would be a special moment for an athlete,” the Russian concluded.