Andrey Rublev brings out his superstitious side fearing possible jinx after entering final in Monte Carlo

Rublev turns superstitious following his previous interview prior to the 2021 Monte Carlo finals


Andrey Rublev brings out his superstitious side fearing possible jinx after entering final in Monte Carlo

Andrey Rublev at the Monte Carlo Masters (via Getty Images)

Andrey Rublev is gearing up for the final clash at the Monte-Carlo Masters. The Russian has defeated the likes of Taylor Fritz and Karen Khachanov to reach the finals once again. Rublev has yet to win a Masters 1000 title, and the opening clay event will surely be an opportunity for him to clinch his first one.

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Post his semi-final triumph, Rublev was more than happy to answer a few questions. However, he refused to reply to one. Rublev turned a blind eye to a question regarding his feelings if he won the championship title in Monte Carlo. Going back to the 2021 edition of the clay tournament, Rublev faced the same question and then lost in the final.

After defeating Fritz in the semifinal that was hampered by rain, Rublev steadfastly refused to consider his chances of winning the first-ever ATP Masters 1000 championship. Considering his past history, Rublev was correct in his assumptions. At the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters, the exact question was asked to the Russian.

After he expressed his desire to win and his goals for the 2021 edition, Rublev badly lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Similarly, the same interviewer enquired about the same question on Saturday as well. Quick to retort back, Rublev does not see the point in answering the question yet again, as per his superstitious beliefs.

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“I have zero confidence. Last time when I was in the Monte-Carlo final, you or I don’t know who asked me, so what is your feeling about winning the title – and then I lost without a zero chance. So, not anymore. I am not going to answer this,” said the 25-year-old. Rublev will be facing Holger Rune in the final match of the tournament.

Also read: Andrey Rublev FEARS facing ‘a completely different Novak Djokovic’ after the Serb’s loss in Monte Carlo

Taylor Fritz is confident Andrey Rublev will win a Masters title

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Taylor Fritz lost to Andrey Rublev in the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals on Saturday. He still continues his pursuit for his first Masters 1000 victory on clay. At his press conference following the defeat, Fritz discussed Rublev’s potential to win his first Masters title and said that he most definitely has the talent to do it. Fritz was confident that it will happen soon, if not this week.

Rublev has had two other chances to win a title, at the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters and the Cincinnati Masters. Additionally, Fritz praised the Russian’s consistency and said it was only bad luck that he hasn’t already won one yet. Fritz also said his level of play was too high for him to complete his career without having done so.

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