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Why is no one addressing Andrey Rublev’s disturbing behavior?" - Fans respond to the Russian extreme meltdown during the Vienna SF loss

8th Jun 2024

Vienna- Already recognized for his intense behavior on the tennis court, Andrey Rublev lost his end of the ropes following his defeat in the semifinals to Jannik Sinner at last week's Vienna Open.

Rublev experienced a dramatic episode during the semifinals at the Erste Bank Open; after the set loss, the Russian player started hitting himself with his racket, causing his knee to bleed.

Rublev Reacts! Gets Intense at Vienna Open

Despite a promising beginning, the Russian fell in two straight sets, with Sinner taking the Championship. Sinner made a comeback after a 2-5 opening set before he went on to secure a score of 7-5, 7-6(5) to emerge victorious. The Italian managed to clinch the next five games, in response to which Rublev inflicted a self-injury upon himself.

Fans Criticize and Suggest A Mental Support Coach

The video of the incident took over the internet by storms. Tennis fans did not hide their disappointment. They were not very pleased with Rublev's actions and took no time to express their opinions about the ATP Star's frenzy.

  • One fan pointed out the Russian's tendency to have a meltdown every time he loses a point. "Why does no one talk about Rublev’s behavior every time he loses either a point, game or anything basically, it’s really disturbing," he tweeted.
  • Another fan sympathized with the player, saying he needs to stop this and he is a great person apart from the game. "Rublev needs to stop doing this to himself. He is such a wonderful human off-court," he said.
  • Another fan showed concern and highlighted the need for a mental coach. "Why is he always like this? Does he have a mental coach because he really needs one," he wrote.
  • "This self-harming needs to be stopped,” another fan expressed.

Entry to the ATP Finals

Andrey Rublev has already secured his spot in the ATP Finals for the fourth year in a row as he won the second-round match at the Erste Bank Open. Italian Player Matteo Arnaldi lost to Rublev after a score of 7-5, 6-3 to advance in the semifinals and confirm his spot in the Tournament in Turin, scheduled to be held from November 12-19, 2023.

Rublev joins the World’s No. 1

The Russian has joined the league of the World's No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner, all of whom have already qualified for their spots in the year-end championships.

Rublev is seeded fifth at the Paris Masters and has been granted a bye to the second. At the Paris Masters, Andrey Rublev is set to face either Yoshihito Nishioka or Jordan Thompson in the second round.

Rublev had only met Jordan Thompson once before, during the second-match of the 2021 Halle Open, where he took the victory by a score of 6-4, 6-4. Against Yoshihito Nishioka, his head-to-head record is tied at 2-2. Rublev met Nishioka this season in the third round of the Madrid Open, where Rublev managed to secure a win with the score of 6-2, 7-5.

The World's No. 5 has had a challenging history at the Paris Masters, having only won two of the seven matches in the tournament.