At the Vienna Open, we saw Andrey Rublev and Kevin Anderson battle it out at the semi-finals. With both men in amazing form, fans were expecting a competitive match. Alas, they did not get it as Anderson retired from the match after going down 6-4, 4-1.
It was sad to see the South African retire due to injury since he has just recovered from one. Let’s hope that he will recover soon and get back to competing again. In the meantime, however, fans will be watching Rublev in the Vienna Open final, which is a very important one for him.
It has been an amazing year of Andrey Rublev. The Russian has won four titles in this peculiar year. At the start of the season, he won in Qatar and in Adelaide. Then, after the long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he won in Hamburg and in St. Petersburg.
In total, he has won four titles which has tied him with Novak Djokovic for the most titles in 2020. When he plays in the final of the Vienna Open, he will have the opportunity to go past the Serb which would be incredible. However, this is not the achievement that the Russian is eyeing.
If Rublev wins tomorrow, he will have secured his place at the 2020 ATP Finals. He has never been able to compete at this tournament, and it will be a huge achievement for him if he does. Let’s hope that he qualifies and possibly win it when it starts on November 15th.