Olkhovsky about Rublev’s departure from the Australian Open: “Andrey showed very good tennis, the tournament can be added to his trump card”

Two-time Grand Slam mixed doubles winner Andrei Olkhovsky told that he appreciated the Russian tennis player’s performance. Andrei Rublev at the Australian Open.

Fifth-seeded Rublev lost to Italian in quarter-finals Jannik sinner (4) with a score of 4:6, 6:7 (5:7), 3:6. The meeting lasted 2 hours 39 minutes.

— First of all, I would like to say that Andrey is a great guy, the tournament can be added to his trump card. Rubley showed very good tennis, but Sinner was strong. Andrey had a chance, he was leading 5:1 in the tiebreaker, but the Italian won it.

— Is this the turning point of the meeting?

– Not a turning point, but an important moment for Rublev to get back into the game and tie the score in sets. In my opinion, Sinner now presents a very good, reliable and powerful game that is difficult to resist. Andrey showed high-level tennis, but Sinner’s excellent performance is also worth noting,” Olkhovsky told .

The Russian has never reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament, and for Rublev, 26, it was his 10th quarter-final defeat.

Sinner is 22 years old. The Italian will compete with world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic, to reach the final of the Australian Open.

Source : MatchTV

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