“In solitary confinement for sure…,” Andrey Rublev leaves his Paris Olympics fate up to God as the committee allows Russian participation

Andrey Rublev gets real about the Paris Olympics, leaves it to the almighty.


“In solitary confinement for sure…,” Andrey Rublev leaves his Paris Olympics fate up to God as the committee allows Russian participation

Andrey Rublev (Via Imago)

Russian tennis players received good news at the start of last month. The Paris Olympics organizers and respective communities allowed Russian and Belarusian players to participate in the upcoming Olympics, without a flag and any recognition of the country. 

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In a recent interview, Olympics winner Andrey Rublev stated that he will leave his Olympics fate up to the supernatural, as he hopes to be fit for the all-important games. Via express Russian, the Russian spoke about the Paris Olympics, and whether he will be there for the games or not. 

The Olympics stated that only the Russians who have not taken sides in the ongoing war will be allowed to play. Rublev is one of the many who hasn’t said much to the public and is clear to play in the Paris Olympics.

Yes. If God willing, everything remains as it is today, and we can play, and everything will be fine with my health and physically, then with a very high degree of probability, I will go. In what categories? In solitary confinement for sure, I don’t know about others, because we haven’t discussed this with anyone yet,
said Andrey Rublev in the interview

The Russian struck big in his very first Olympics (2020). With a gold in the mixed doubles, he tried to replicate it in the singles as well but failed. This time around, he may not be playing under his country’s flag but nevertheless, will be looking to give his all.

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Andrey Rublev continues to make headlines, for controversies in recent tournaments

Russian pro-Andrey Rublev has made some headlines for his recent controversies in recent tournaments. The last one was at Dubai when the Russian lost his cool and let it out on the line umpire over a call. Soon, Rublev was defaulted from one of the most intense matches so far, and a good game was washed away in the end.

Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev (Via Imago)

Moreover, he had lost his ranking points for the tournament, especially for using the word ‘moron’. When asked to comment on this, Rublev also showed his disbelief at the situation, having faced fewer consequences for harsher actions. 

Based on all my experience in my career, this is too much. Although if we take my behavior, then I am wrong and, of course, this is unacceptable,
said Andrey Rublev via Express.ru. 

Luckily, Rublev got back his ranking points but still had to pay a hefty sum of 36 thousand dollars for this incident. Nonetheless, he has agreed to his fault and hopes to not repeat it. 

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