Athletistic/Tennis. Andrey Rublev finally lost his cool after a shock first round defeat at the 2024 Halle Open. The Russian reached the final of the ATP 500 tournament in 2023.

Andrey Rublev finished fourth at the 2024 Halle Open and faced Marcos Giron in the first round on June 18. The 26-year-old was defending 300 points after finishing second in last year’s grass-court event. However, he was unable to start the match well as he lost the first set, giving Chiron the lead. Chiron maintained his level in the second set, forcing a tiebreaker. Then the American took a 6-2 lead, but Rublev recovered three match points. However, Chiron also got a fourth and the American emerged victorious with a score of 6-4, 7-6 (5). After Giron converted the fourth match point, the Russian lost his composure and shouted loudly before smashing his racket on the turf.

This is not the first time that Andrei Rublev has expressed his dissatisfaction on the pitch. This year alone there have been several similar cases, not to mention that it used to happen regularly before. Rublev was disqualified in the third set of the semi-final in Dubai after shouting at a linesman over a controversial call. Most recently, Rublev, in a fit of anger, hit his legs with a racket and kicked the bench after a disastrous third-round performance at the French Open against Mateo Arnaldi. Rublev later apologized for his outburst in Paris.

After the flight to Halle, the next stop on the program is Wimbledon. The Russian will defend 360 points at the grass-court tournament after finishing in the quarter-finals last year. Rublev was seeded seventh at the time and beat Max Purcell, Aslan Karatsev, David Goffin and Alexander Bublik before losing to Novak Djokovic. And he clearly has to do something for his nerves, because lately there have been more and more breakdowns and this affects the results. This year we only managed to win in Madrid and at the beginning of the year in Hong Kong, and at the same time there were a number of failed tournaments with eliminations in the first or second round. There are already 6: Halle, Rome, Barcelona, ​​Monte Carlo, Miami, Indian Wells.

Rublev confirmed his participation in Wimbledon, but not in the Paris Olympics. The Summer Games in the French capital will miss several tennis stars, including Andrey. The Russian became a gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in mixed doubles with his partner Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who will also not come to Paris.

Vyacheslav Gorbachev, Athletistic