ATP Finals: Rublev disagrees with Tsitsipas’ ‘few tools’ claim after win

Andrey Rublev reported he disagrees with Stefanos Tsitsipas’ evaluation of him as a player with “few tools” next a come-from-driving victory in excess of the Greek in the ATP Finals on Friday.&#13

Rublev fought back from a established down to conquer globe number 3 Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the round-robin phase of the time-ending championship.

In his write-up-match news meeting, Tsitsipas mentioned that he “didn’t really really feel threatened” at any place of the match.&#13

“I just needed to test something new, to see if it may well get the job done, toss him off a minor bit,” Tsitsipas informed reporters.&#13

“It’s a disgrace. I feel like the improved player. I felt like I could do a lot more with the ball now. I felt like I could just be considerably more innovative. I really do not even have to say that. I imagine it is pretty clear.&#13

“But, yeah, he prevailed with the couple resources that he has. He was able to genuinely just take edge of them and earn currently.”&#13

The victory marked Rublev’s first about Tsitsipas in 2022, with Tsitsipas getting beaten him in Astana in October and Madrid in May possibly.&#13

When asked about Tsitsipas’ opinions, Rublev informed reporters, “I never know if I have handful of tools or not.”&#13

“If we go shot by shot, I assume his backhand is much better than mine. His forehand is not much better than mine. The pace provide is not improved than mine,” the seventh-ranked Russian reported.&#13

“Obviously he’s a better participant simply because he’s greater ranked and he obtained improved results.&#13

“But I do not assume that I beat him mainly because of handful of instruments. If you take our match, each and every match, we have hard battles. This yr I misplaced to him twice in three sets, and now I conquer him in 3 sets.”&#13

Future up for Rublev is a semifinal from Norway’s Casper Ruud.

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