Andrey Rublev left heartbroken by defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Shanghai Masters finals, commits to looking to positives

Rublev acknowledged the emotional ups and downs he went through during the game.


Andrey Rublev left heartbroken by defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Shanghai Masters finals, commits to looking to positives

Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz (Credits: Twitter)

Andrey Rublev was devastated after losing to Hubert Hurkacz in a tough match at the Shanghai Masters finals. In a highly emotional match against the Polish, Rublev, who had throughout the competition demonstrated great fortitude and tenacity, fell victim to a crushing defeat.

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Rublev acknowledged the emotional ups and downs he went through during the game. “Today I had a couple of bad moments, but I think in general I was able to manage my emotions much better. That’s why I think I was able to win the second set & have a chance in the third,” Rublev confessed in the Shanghai Press.

The young Russian sought comfort in the positives despite his disappointment, appreciating his improvement in emotional self-control. He demonstrated resiliency by emphasizing the positive aspects of his performance and the lessons that could be learned from the setback.

For Rublev, the third set turned out to be a minefield of squandered opportunities, despite the fact that Hurkacz’s serves were excellent at vital times. He demonstrated sportsmanship in defeat by recognizing his opponent’s skill and emphasizing the razor-thin margins that determined the match.

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Andrey Rublev Gleans Positives from Shanghai Masters Defeat

Rublev is unfazed by his Shanghai Masters loss to Hurkacz and is choosing to concentrate on the benefits learned from the competition. The star from Russia says this is just the start of what he hopes will be a memorable year. He considered the notable accomplishments and superior quality of play that brought him to the Masters 1000 final.

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It’s evident that there are positive aspects… propelling me to sustain the same work ethic. I sense that over recent months, I’ve been executing the right strategies, performing well, and it’s just a matter of time before I can exhibit this level consistently in tournaments,” Rublev asserted.

For Rublev, Shanghai was a big turning point. He views the competition as a venue for demonstrating the elite tennis he is capable of delivering. Despite being undoubtedly discouraging, the loss to Hurkacz has not dimmed his drive to keep improving as a player.

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