Andrey Rublev is one of the most promising players on tour. The Russian broke into the top ten rankings last season, after winning five titles. He surpassed Roger Federer as the world number seven, after he reached the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals.
Andrey Rublev will compete at the Madrid Open next week, where he is the sixth seed. The Russian will hope to carry on with his fine performance, and secure the first Masters title of his career. Recently, he spoke about his take on the covid-19 vaccination. There has been a contrasting response in regards to the covid-19 vaccination drive proposed by ATP-WTA. For instance, Simona Halep wants players to get vaccinated, whereas, Rublev stated he would not take the vaccination, unless required.
I will get vaccinated only if it becomes compulsory: Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev stated that he would take the covid-19 shot, only if it becomes mandatory. The Russian revealed that he was scared of the vaccine, and not was not sure about it’s efficiency.
“I will get vaccinated only if it becomes compulsory. I am scared. The vaccine may not work or may cause side effects. As a kid I never got vaccinated and I always felt good,” said Rublev.
Andrey Rublev has received a bye in the first round of the Madrid Masters 2021, by virtue of being the sixth seed. Last week, he played at the Barcelona Open 2021, where he lost to the Italian teenage sensation, Jannik Sinner in straight sets in the quarterfinals.