Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev insists he and fellow compatriot Daniil Medvedev have a great relationship and he knows the recent Australian Open runner-up is always there for him.
Both Rublev and Medvedev are ranked inside the top-10 and both are hoping to win Grand Slams and achieve the No. 1 ranking.
“For example, if we don’t talk one year for each other, he knows he can ask me something and I will do for him. And he know I can ask something and he will do the same for me. It’s already like a long-term friendship, I would say,” Rublev said of his friendship with Medvedev, per Ravi Ubha.
Rublev looking to bounce back at the Miami Masters
Rublev, seeded at No. 4, had a first round bye in Miami.
Last week, Rublev suffered a loss to Aslan Karatsev in the Dubai semifinal and his run of 23 wins at the ATP 500 level ended.
“There is no secret [to my streak]. It just happened… I was not focused on this. It just happened that I did good in these [ATP 500] weeks and I am really happy,” said Rublev, after beating Taylor Fritz in Dubai.
“We will see what is going to happen. Until [the media] started to write that I won 17 matches, 18 matches, 19 matches, I was not even realising that I did this. I am realising it now… I am really happy that it happened to me. I am really happy that I achieved something that Andy did, because it is not easy.”
Meanwhile, after beating Rublev, Karatsev said:
“It was a really tight match [against a] tough opponent. It was an unbelievable performance [from Andrey]. He didn’t lose a match at an ATP 500 in [one year]. Everything was decided in one or two points, I feel happy.”