MOSCOW, November 15 Russian tennis player Andrei Rublev after leaving final tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) said that he was upset that he could not end the season on a positive note.
On Wednesday, Rublev lost to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the second match of the group stage of the final ATP tournament with a score of 5:7, 2:6. In the second set, after losing a game on his serve, the Russian tennis player hit his knee with his racket six times, after which blood began to flow from the resulting wound. In the first match of the group stage, Rublev lost to compatriot Daniil Medvedev with a score of 4:6, 2:6. The red group also features German Alexander Zverev, who previously beat Alcaraz. Two tennis players from each group will advance to the semifinals. Rublev lost his chances of getting out.
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)ATP World Tour Finals, Red GroupNovember 15, 2023 • starts at 16:45FinishedCarlos AlcarazSpain2 : 07:56:2Andrey RublevRussia
“”Of course, it’s not easy, because you always want end the season on a positive note. Sometimes you get disappointed when it doesn't happen. Today I was disappointed and couldn't handle it. It doesn't matter if I lose to a close friend or any other player. It's just that if you don't like losing, it doesn't matter meaning who your opponent is. You feel disappointed, especially now when you realize that the season is over. You always want to achieve more. Of course, I feel disappointed,” The Tennis Letter quotes Rublev as saying.
The final ATP tournament takes place from November 12 to 19 in Turin. The current winner of the competition is Serbian Novak Djokovic.