Tennis player Andrei Rublev: “It’s hard to do the same thing every day - physically and mentally”

- My father was engaged in boxing, grandfather - Greco-Roman wrestling. When they took me to training, I dreamed of quickly running away and getting to the court. Grandfather was a fan of tennis, and my mother was a coach - I think it affected me, although they gave me complete freedom of choice. I have no doubt that I have chosen the right path.

In my life, everything is built around tennis.

In the morning I have breakfast and go to tennis training. Then I perform general physical training (OFP), dine and again tennis. After that, another OFP and dinner. A couple of hours to stay at home and relax, and the next day all over again. When there is no tournament, I train six days a week.

During the tournament, I practice every day for about two hours, so as not to strain and feel comfortable.

In my free days I like to ride a wakeboard, walk, run, and in winter I go snowboarding. There is no such thing that I do nothing all day.

Tennis player Andrei Rublev: “It’s hard to do the same thing every day - physically and mentally”

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Tournaments help me identify my weaknesses. Thanks to them, I want to develop, train even more, progress.

Raising your level, you win more competitions - this is the best motivation. On the court I do not force myself, I do everything in pleasure. But in training outside the court, sometimes you have to agree with your laziness.

As a child, I was engaged in various sports, ran cross-country. I have good stamina, but sometimes lack speed.

The simplest and most effective method of its development is to run on the court for all the balls. Even if out, if the ball “fell” to the side - I’m still running. This is how the reaction trains, a non-standard situation is worked out, where you can try to “put” the ball in the court.

Now I am improving my defense tactics, working out innings that will not allow the enemy to attack. I have a rather aggressive style of play, but I try to restrain myself so as not to risk it again, and I am waiting for successful moments.

Tennis player Andrei Rublev: “It’s hard to do the same thing every day - physically and mentally”

Photo: VTB Kremlin Cup press service

Without hard work, talent means nothing. In any business, you must plow, fully devote yourself to work in order to succeed. Talent helps if you are professional. The story of any cool player, athlete, artist is always a story of hard work.

Doing the same thing every day is hard.

Physically and morally. But if you want to be the best, you have to deal with it.

In ordinary life, it’s impossible to get me crazy. But on the court I am very painful at losing and every ball lost, although I understand that it is important to remain calm for victory. In order to cope with emotions, one must be very smart and strong.

I learn to control myself more or less, but it doesn’t always work out.

Money has never been in the first place for me. I am supported by a crazy love of tennis and the desire to become one of the best tennis players. I am happy to plow, train, improve. It doesn’t happen that in the middle of the season I’m tired and want to relax.

I always give my best to the end, I live in every tournament.

I do not particularly follow the diet. On weekends, I can even afford fast food. But before training, it is better to refuse fatty foods and sweet carbohydrates. When I do not train and do not play matches, I eat very little, although I understand that this is bad.

I don’t know how and don’t like to cook, it’s easier for me to eat in a cafe or restaurant and then not waste time cleaning the kitchen and washing dishes.

Tennis player Andrei Rublev: “It’s hard to do the same thing every day - physically and mentally”

Photo: VTB Kremlin Cup press service

I like sports where everything depends only on me. Therefore, I prefer extreme games to team games. For example, no one bothers me on a wakeboard, I am alone on this board. How fast should I go and how to jump on the jumps - I decide, and I myself will be to blame if something happens.

Same thing with driving. Sometimes it’s easier for me to drive myself and get somewhere, than to call a taxi. I’m calmer when driving myself and my life in my hands.

I always wanted to learn how to play some musical instrument. When I was little, I tried to learn the guitar myself.

Now I would love to learn to play the piano, drums and guitar, it would be free time. Perhaps in the future I will learn to play for myself.

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