Andrey Rublev is one of the stars of the ATP’s vaunted ‘Next Generation’. Indeed, he is a player who could be a multi-time Grand Slam winner by the end of his career.
Still only 23 years old, the Russian has already won 10 ATP titles – 8 in singles and two as a doubles player.
Rublev is also an integral part of Russia’s Davis Cup side. He is a junior French Open winner as well as having won two medals in the youth Olympics.
He won a silver in the doubles and bronze in the singles tennis events at the 2014 Summer Games that were held in Nanjing.
Rublev is also already an Olympic medallist at senior level, having won a gold in the mixed doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 alongside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Rublev’s most potent weapon is his big forehand, which he uses to great effect from the baseline. He is also extremely proficient at hitting a running version of his forehand.
He is extremely at ease with that shot and can often make plenty of passing shots with it. His backhand, which is a two-hand shot, is also a shot that he can hit consistently and with power.
His first serve is powerful but his second service lacks consistency, which has seen him hit many double faults.
He favours power but that can often be his undoing; the aim to hit the ball hard often results in unforced errors. His footwork is also an aspect of his game he can work on.
Rublev currently plays with the Head Gravity Pro. He strings the racquet with Head Lynx Tour. However, it is worth noting this isn’t the racquet he started out with/
Rublev recently changed to this particular racquet setup. Before that, he was using the Wilson Six-One 95 for many years.
Like other pros, Rublev too has heavily customized his racquet so as to bring out the best in his game. Head or Rublev himself haven’t ever spoken about what kind of modifications have been done to his racquet.
Therefore, the specs you will see below are of the standard version of his racquet.
|Head size||100 square inches|
|Strung weight||331 grams|
|Balance||6 pts HL|
|String pattern||18 × 20|