Russian tennis player Andrei Rublev spoke about the difficulty of maintaining a high level of play throughout the season.
– This is essentially my first year in the top 10, so I feel a lot of pressure because of this. This is normal, but unusual. So it's hard for me to show the best game every week for 11 months. Top players like Daniil Medvedev do it better, they are more experienced than me in this regard. I have had good months when I went far on the grid, and there have been months when I dropped out of tournaments earlier. But I still managed to qualify for the ATP Final Tournament in Turin, so I was quite stable throughout the year, did not drop out of the top ten, for me this is the most important thing. But of course, I still have a lot to work on.
– At the end of the year, what creates more problems: physical or mental fatigue?
– Everyone has different ways, but I love tennis, I love to play tournaments and travel, so from a moral point of view, everything is good for me. Physically it can be hard in situations like now, when I just flew in from the USA, and tomorrow I will play in Moscow. But this is a part of our sport, we cannot do anything about it, – the website of the VTB Kremlin Cup quotes Rublev.
The 23-year-old Rublev is ranked 6th in the ATP rankings, having won eight titles under the auspices of the organization.
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