Andrey Rublev Wins 2023 Copa del Rey de Tenis

Andrey Rublev Wins 2023 Copa del Rey de Tenis

by Alfredo Bassanelli

Andrey Rublev lost at the 2023 Wimbledon to Novak Djokovic and quickly made a trip to Huelva in Spain to play some tennis there.

Rublev had a really solid return to tennis at the 2023 Wimbledon making his way to the quarter-final of the event. Throughout the event, the Russian spoke about his gratitude for being welcomed warmly after last year's ban. Unfortunately, he ran into a very solid Novak Djokovic and despite winning the opening set, the Russian couldn't do much after that.

The match was played on July 11th, and he quickly left London for sunnier places as he touched down in Huelva to take part in the 2023 Copa del Rey de Tenis. The city is located in the Cadiz Gulf, very close to the Portuguese border, and it's been hosting an exhibition event for many years.

Many great players have taken part in the event over the years, including Rafael Nadal, who won the event back in 2005. Last year's champion was Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who defeated Carlos Alcaraz in the final, but this year we have a new champion, also because the 20-year-old Spaniard who played in the final last year is still competing at Wimbledon for this second Grand Slam trophy.

This year's champion is none other than Andrey Rublev, who made it down there after his Wimbledon exit playing one match and then another one. The Russian's first match came on July 13th, two days after his Wimbledon exit, and it was a solid performance and win over Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-2.

The win pushed him to the final, where he faced Borna Coric, who defeated Pablo Andujar in the second semi-final. It was another solid performance from Rublev, who ultimately prevailed 6-3 7-6 to win the trophy. He snapped the dominant run of Davidovich Fokina, who won both last year and the year prior, but the Spaniard didn't even play this year. The event also featured a woman's match. Spain's Rebeka Masarova defeated Jil Teichman 6-1 7-6.


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