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Russian claims back-to-back tour titles with Dubai win


Andrey Rublev clinched a second ATP Tour title in as many weeks with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jiri Vesely within the remaining of the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championships.
Vesely had eradicated World No 1 Novak Djokovic on his solution to the ultimate however was no match for the in-form Russian.
Rublev sealed the title in 80 minutes and is taking part in in addition to he ever has however humbly insisted that he had luck on his aspect in opposition to Vesely.
Flying excessive in Dubai!
Championship level as @AndreyRublev97 defeated Vesely for his fifth ATP 500 title 🌟
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 26, 2022

The Dubai title is Rublev’s tenth on the ATP Tour and extends his match file in 2022 to 10-2.

Talking after the victory a drained Rublev mentioned: “I really feel tremendous pleased despite the fact that I’m drained.
“I used to be fortunate at the moment, and that’s why I’m pleased to be the champion, I didn’t count on this. It’s an incredible feeling and I don’t know what to say.”
Rublev endured a trio of three-set battles on his solution to the ultimate however admitted that his opponent had the harder path to the championship match.
“I feel it’s possible Jiri was additionally drained, he had actually robust matches since qualies.
“He beat high gamers ranging from the primary spherical. [Marin] Cilic, he beat Roberto [Bautista Agut], then he beat Novak [Djokovic], yesterday he beat Shapo [Denis Shapovalov] 7-6 within the third. Belief me, if you beat these sorts of gamers, it’s nearly unattainable to face up and stroll, and he was capable of play. Good job to him, good job for the week.”
Vesely was in awe of Rublev’s endurance and can to win after the match.
“I need to congratulate Andrey,” mentioned Vesely after the match. “I don’t perceive how he may play two weeks in a row, back-to-back finals, win all of the tournaments. It’s loopy.
“It’s been a loopy week for me, beginning in qualies after which I noticed the principle draw, all of the matches had been superb gamers. I used to be going on the market to attempt my finest, play an in depth match and immediately I used to be profitable. It was loopy.”
This victory means Rublev’s semi-final defeat to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Rotterdam was his solely singles loss throughout three tournaments in February.

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