Andrey Rublev made the most of Holger Roone’s 5-7 6-2 7-5 win in the Sa Monte Carlo final on Sunday. Because the Russian talent finally got the title of master. The fifth seed finally held his own as he defeated his 19-year-old opponent to claim the prestigious title of his career.
This will be Rublev’s third attempt at a Masters final, after failing at the final hurdle here in Monte Carlo and Cincinnati in 2021. “I don’t know anything. I am very happy. I worked very hard to get this title,” he said. Rublev. Rublev, 25, trailed 4-1 in the decider. But as I was basking in the sun, he went out to win his second match point with an ace at Monte Carlo Country Club.
He entered the competition. When Rooney reached the quarterfinals of last year’s French Open, it took him three hours to narrowly beat Italy’s Janic Sinner in the semifinals. Three sets of runes are required. These sets were essential to defeating American Taylor Fritz.
Fatigue was a factor in Sunday’s showdown. Rooney, the youngest Monte Carlo finalist since Rafael Nadal in 2005, led 4-2 in the first set. But the Russian player was stressed in the video game. He sent his forehand long and lost his second serve of the game.
Rune was given an opening set. Rune seemed to lose his composure and fell in love with the Russians. He wasted no time in contesting the serve. After an early change of breaks, Rublev held for 4-2 in the second set before Roone dropped serve again.
The Dane, however, went 3-0 and 4-1 ahead with gravity-defying angles in the decider. On the second chance, Rublev forced a forehand error into a right-back break. Rublev did not relent and he broke the run rules in the 11th game, sending the boy angrily into the crowd to warn the Dane to break in the seventh game.