It was not another triumph. Andrey rublev He beat Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 in San Diego and thus the Russian, No. 5 in the world, reached the top mark for the semifinals in singles on the circuit in the last 12 months, matching the line of Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Rublev’s consistency is evident and that is why, in these two years, he has earned the respect of his colleagues and the public. In fact, he was climbing in the ATP ranking and now he is in the Top 5. With this ticket to the semis in the prelude tournament of Indian Wells he achieved 10 semifinals since the beginning of October 2020.
Thus, in these 12 months, Rublev has 10 individual semifinals, the record held by the Serbian, No. 1 in the world, and the Greek, currently No. 3 in the classification. They are followed by German Alexander Zverev (4th), with nine semis, and then Russian Daniil Medvedev (2nd), with eight.
In this way, the review of these last 12 months, from the beginning of October 2020 until now, serves to take a dimension of what was done by the five men who occupy the main places in the ranking. Obviously, Djokovic’s performances stand out because he reached that round, and even the final, in the four Grand Slam of 2021 plus the Olympics.
Djokovic made semis in 2020 at Roland Garros and the ATP Finals in London and already in 2021 reached the penultimate round at the Australian Open, Belgrade, Rome, Belgrade 2, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open.
Tsitsipas achieved it last year, in that period, at Roland Garros, and already in 2021 at the Australian Open, Rotterdam, Acapulco, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Lyon, Roland Garros, Toronto and Cincinnati.
Rublev’s semi-finals came in 2020 in St. Petersburg and Vienna and this season in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami, Monte Carlo, Halle, Cincinnati and San Diego.
On his own, Zverev did it in 2020 at Cologne 1, Cologne 2 and Paris and in 2021 at Acapulco, Madrid, Roland Garros, the Tokyo Olympics, Cincinnati and the US Open.
Meanwhile, Medvedev made the semifinals last year in Paris and the ATP Finals in London and in 2021 he repeated at the Australian Open, Marseille, Mallorca, Toronto, Cincinnati and the US Open.