Andrey Rublev achieved a big win in his tennis career by getting his first Masters title. He played against the young talent Holger Rune in the Monte Carlo final. Rublev didn’t give up, even when he was losing 4-1 in the last set. In the end, he won the match with a score of 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 at the sunny Monte Carlo Country Club.
Rublev, a 25-year-old Russian player, showed that he can stay calm and focused in tough situations. This was his third time playing in a Masters final. He had lost twice before, in Monte Carlo and Cincinnati in 2021. His win this time shows that he has learned from his past experiences and has become a better player.
“I don’t know what to say, I’m just happy, I struggled so much to get this title,” Rublev said after winning.
Rune, a 19-year-old player from Denmark, also played well against Rublev. Both players had tough matches before the final. Rublev needed three sets to beat American Taylor Fritz, while Rune played for almost three hours to win against Italian Jannik Sinner.
Rune was the youngest player in the Monte Carlo final since Rafael Nadal in 2005. He started the match well and was leading 4-2 in the first set. But Rublev fought back and broke Rune’s serve. Even though Rublev tried hard, Rune won the first set when Rublev made a mistake.
In the second set, Rublev played better and won 6-2. In the last set, Rune started strong and was leading 3-0 and then 4-1. But Rublev didn’t give up. He broke Rune’s serve two times and won the set 7-5. Rune got frustrated and hit the ball into the crowd, which led to a warning from the referee.
Rublev’s hard work paid off when he won the match with a well-placed serve. This win is the most important one in Rublev’s career so far. It shows how much he has improved as a player. People who love tennis are excited to see what Rublev will do next.