Andrey Rublev Reveals Sebastian Korda’s Dad Petr Gave Him Tennis Advice
Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev has spoken fondly of promising American Sebastian Korda’s father and former participant Petr.
The present World Number 8, who cleared a stiff take a look at towards Korda to succeed in the Miami Open semi-final on Friday, mentioned he obtained some tennis recommendation from his father when he used to coach at Bradenton IMG as a 16-year-old.
Andrey Rublev says he had a troublesome second with Sebastian Korda’s father
The big-hitting Russian is the one Top-10 participant left within the males’s draw on the prestigious Masters 1000 occasion.
He will battle Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who pulled off his greatest profession win over World Number 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas to succeed in the last-four on Friday, for a spot within the last.
A former Australian Open champion, Petr retired from tennis shortly earlier than he was handed a 12-month for a doping offence in September 1999.
He was additionally runners-up on the French Open in 1992.
Speaking to the press after his hard-fought quarter-final win, Rublev mentioned he’s grateful for the recommendation he obtained from the previous champion.
“When I was Bradenton IMG he was helping me, giving me advice, hitting with me. I’, really grateful to him for this,” the Russian mentioned.
Andrey Rublev says he additionally is aware of Sebastian Korda from when he was 13 years outdated
Rublev revealed that he is aware of the junior Korda from when he was about 13 years outdated.
“I saw Sebastian when he was even smaller, maybe 13. I don’t know if he remembers,” the World Number 8 said.
The Russian picked up his first Tour title this 12 months at Rotterdam. It was his fourth consecutive ATP 500 championship triumph from final 12 months.
However, a defeat to rising compatriot Aslan Karatsev in Dubai snapped his exceptional streak of wins in ATP 500 occasions.
However, earlier than his unbeaten run was dropped at an finish within the Saudi City, Rublev went previous three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray’s mark of 21 straight wins in ATP 500 tournaments.
However, he fell in need of Roger Federer’s report of going 28 unbeaten at such occasions.
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The Russian booked his quarters date with Korda after posting spectacular wins over veteran Croat star Marin Cilic, Hungarian Marton Fucsovics and American Tennys Sandgren in earlier rounds.