Andrey Rublev Partners With HEAD as His Racquet Sponsorer Ahead of Monte-Carlo Masters 2021

Published 04/13/2021, 3:27 AM EDT
Mar 30, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Andrey Rublev of Russia hits a backhand against Marin Cilic of Croatia (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Russian World No. 8 Andrey Rublev is gearing up to be the next big thing in tennis. His fine form and unflinching concentration have already set him apart from other Top 10 players. Presently, he is competing for the Monte-Carlo Masters 2021 title and has announced good news before his first singles match.

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Andrey Rublev is now officially using HEAD Gravity Pro

Earlier, the 23-year-old from Moscow used the Wilson Six-One 95 tennis racquet on the ATP Tour. However, from Monte-Carlo Masters 2021, he will officially use the HEAD Gravity Pro tennis racquet.

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Apr 2, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Andrey Rublev of Russia reacts after missing a shot against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland (not pictured) in a men’s singles semifinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

HEAD made this official after sharing the Russian’s picture on Twitter. The caption said, “Welcome to Team HEAD, Andrey Rublev. #TeamGravity.”

Notably, Andrey Rublev was using the Gravity Pro racquet even when he was under a contract with Wilson. Therefore, he used a black body until his commitment to them ended.

Apart from the Russian, German World No. 6 Alexander Zverev and Australian World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty also use Gravity Pro. It provides players with an extensive sweet spot and has helped Rublev become one of the hardest hitters on the ATP Tour.

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What are Rublev’s chances of winning the Monte-Carlo Masters 2021?

Andrey Rublev began his campaign at the Monte-Carlo Masters 2021, playing doubles alongside compatriot Karen Khachanov. They have won their first match and are through to the Last 16.

In his singles’ campaign, the sixth seed will play the winner between qualifier Salvatore Caruso and wildcard entrant Lucas Catarina in his opening match. In 2019, Rublev himself was a qualifier and lost to eventual winner Fabio Fognini in the first round.

Mar 30, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Andrey Rublev of Russia hits a backhand against Marin Cilic of Croatia (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Since then, the 23-year-old has ingrained a massive maturity into his game and will look forward to doing well this year. However, the Monte-Carlo 2021 field is jam-packed with players hungry for the title.

Rublev has a rigorous path to make it to his first Masters 1000 final. Moreover, he has received ‘bye’ in the first round because he is among the Top 8 seeds.

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In essence, the Russian is on his way to meet the 11-time winner of Monte-Carlo Masters, Rafael Nadal, in the quarterfinals. It will be a big match for him where he will need to give more than he has got.

Do you think Rublev can upset Nadal in the Monte-Carlo Masters Quarterfinals?

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