“I got disappointed and couldn’t manage it,” Andrey Rublev left heartbroken after crashing out of the 2023 ATP Finals against Carlos Alcaraz

Andrey Rublev lost to Carlos Alcaraz with score 7-5, 6-2.


“I got disappointed and couldn’t manage it,” Andrey Rublev left heartbroken after crashing out of the 2023 ATP Finals against Carlos Alcaraz

Andrey Rublev(Image via tennisnet.com)

World No.5 Andrey Rublev crashed out of the ATP Finals following his loss to Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets. The Russian was truly disappointed after his consecutive losses at the season-ender. Rublev had a good run after his quarter-final loss to Daniil Medvedev at the US Open. However, this did not last long, failing him at the season-ender.

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Andrey Rublev has had a good season this year. He won his maiden Masters 1000 title this year at the Monte-Carlo Masters. The Russian made it to the final of the Shanghai Masters, where he lost to Hubert Hurkacz.

He entered the Nitto ATP Finals fresh out of a semi-final appearance at the Paris Masters where he lost to Novak Djokovic, who went on to win the title. With hopes of a maiden ATP Final title, the Russian began his campaign at Turin. Unfortunately, he could not realize this goal, following two losses out of three round-robin matches.

The Russian had revealed his disappointment at the results of his ATP Finals campaign.

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"Of course, it's not easy, because you always want to finish in a good way. Sometimes you get disappointed when it's not happening. Today I was got disappointed and I couldn't manage it, " he said at a press conference.

He also revealed that it does not matter who the opponent is if you lose. It is equally disappointing if the opponent is a rival or a close friend, he said, referring to his loss to close friend Daniil Medvedev in the first-round robin match.

He also established that the defeat is even more disheartening when the realization occurs that his season is over.

"You want to do better. You want to at least to try to have a better result, to play some great matches in the end of the season. Of course, you feel disappointed when it's not happening, " said Rublev.

Tennis is a competitive sport. Therefore, it is only fair that the players enter the court with a winning mindset. However, a gush of disappointment washes over when they realize that they could not produce the desired result. This is the same in the case of the Russian as he talked about the disappointing win to his season.

Andrey Rublev cuts open his knee after slamming his racket repeatedly in the match against Carlos Alcaraz

The Russian tennis player cut open his knee after repeatedly slamming his racket against it six times. During the course of a disappointing match against Carlos Alcaraz, Rublev injured himself after handing over a break-point to his opponent.

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Andrey Rublev(Images via Daily Mail)

The 26-year-old Russian was unforgiving as he smashed the racket onto his knee after the first set. This led to a bleeding knee, which was tended to by his team in between the sets. Following the commencement of the second set, the Russian was forced onto the court with a bleeding kneecap.

Despite these bursts of anger, Rublev was not able to salvage the match. Alcaraz ultimately came out the winner, dominating the Russian with a score of 7-5, 6-2. This effectively makes his chances of qualification to the semi-final highly unlikely.

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