2020 Rothenbaum winner to appear once again in Hamburg

A Top 10 player, the 2020 Rothenbaum Champion and a worldwide fan favourite – Andrey Rublev will be back in Hamburg this year! The 25-year-old world No. 7 has been given a wildcard for the Hamburg European Open from July 22 to 30. He thus adds spice to the men’s field which also includes the world No. 4 Casper Ruud from Norway and the Hamburg-born Olympic champion, Alexander Zverev. “For me, Andrey Rublev is always a great crowd-puller. He not only treats the spectators to spectacular world-class tennis accompanied by all the various emotions, he’s also a special personality. Fellow players and fans love him for his friendly, amiable nature and cool humour,” says Tournament Director Sandra Reichel.

Rublev is currently in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time after a thrilling five-set win over Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik. The athletic all-rounder, who, with his aggressive baseline game and excellent footwork, is at home on every surface, has now reached the last eight at all four majors at least once. On the grass at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, he will now face either Novak Djokovic, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, or Hubert Hurkacz. The match between the Serb and the Pole will be continued later today (Monday) with title-holder Djokovic two sets up. In April, he enjoyed the biggest career success when winning the Monte Carlo Masters. On the Cote d’Azur, he defeated the young Danish star Holger Rune in an enthralling final that went all the way. Rublev has won a total of 13 career ATP tournaments, including the 2020 Rothenbaum Trophy. His victory in the memorable final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-4, 3-6, 7-5) handed him his first-ever ATP 500 tournament title. One year previously, he finished runner-up in Hamburg. This year will be his fifth appearance at the clay court classic in the north German city.

Mixed Olympic champion with own apparel brand and Marat Safin as his role model

Coached by his mother Marina, Rublev started playing tennis at the age of three and has alreadyemulated his role model Marat Safin. The former world No. 1 reached the Hamburg final in both 2000 and 2002. Rublev is now coached by the former Spanish Top 30 player Fernando Vicente and speaks fluent Spanish. He reached a career high No. 5 in September 2021 and in the same year he won the Davis Cup and an Olympic gold medal when partnering Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the mixed doubles in Tokyo.

Rublev has been wearing his own “Rublo” clothing brand since this year. In the words of his website, “Rublo stands for what Andrey believes will make our planet a better place: Equality, Kindness, Hope.”

Secure tickets in advance now – Zverev to start tournament campaign on Tuesday (July 25)

Advance ticket sales for Germany’s only “Combined Event” are already in full swing. In the women’s tournament, world No. 10 Daria Kasatkina, Berlin runner-up Donna Vekic (Croatia) and last year’s winner Bernarda Pera from the United States are three of the confirmed entries. Tickets for the 117th Rothenbaum tournament are available via the online ticket shop on the tournament website. Special offers for Tuesday’s “Ladies Day” (July 25) – the day Alexander Zverev is set to enter the fray – and Wednesday’s “Gentlemen’s Day” (July 26) are available up until July 15. All women will receive a 15% discount in Category 1, Category 2 and for the “Premium Seats” on Tuesday. Then same applies to all men wanting to watch tournament action one day later.

The Hamburg European Open 2023 will be shown live on free-TV on ServusTV Germany and on the streaming platform ServusTV On.

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