A new tennis week begins, with action in different parts of the world. While the champions of some tournaments have already been defined, others already have their draws drawn, such as the ATP 500 in Vienna and the ATP 250 in Saint Petersburg. As a result of this, the funny thing is that Andrey Rublev (6th in the ATP ranking) is the current champion of both competitions and, of course, will only be present in one.
The particular thing is that the Russian tournament last year was played from October 12 to 18, while the Italian one was played from October 26 to November 1. By not being superimposed, The 23-year-old tennis player was able to be present both and won them from end to end.
This year, when the calendar coincides, chose to play in St. Petersburg, which although it is of a lower category, is in your country. It should be remembered that just for 2020, the Russian tournament belonged to the ATP 500 category. As of December of last year it was defined that it would once again be an ATP 250.
Rublev accumulates 8 titles in his career, this season he won one (Rotterdam) and played three finals (Monte-Carlo, Cincinnati and Halle). In Saint Petersburg and with its people, he will go in search of the defense of the crown.
It should be noted that on the ATP circuit, this Sunday there were two new champions: Jannik Sinner, who beat Diego Schwartzman in Antwerp, and Aslan Karatsev, who beat Marin Cilic in Moscow.