Andrey Rublev's parents and coach as tennis star makes run at 2022 US Open

Joshua Rogers November 5, 2022
Andrey Rublev's parents and coach as tennis star makes run at 2022 US Open
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Everything we know about Andrey Rublev’s parents and coach as the 24-year-old prepares to face off against Cameron Norrie at the US Open.

Andrey Rublev is into the Round of 16 at this year’s US Open where he is taking on Britain’s Cameron Norrie. The 24-year-old Russian has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian, French and US Opens during his career and has been ranked as high as world No. 5.

Rublev is the No.9 seed in New York and came through a final-set tie-break in a four-hour epic against Denis Shapovalov in the previous round.

What we know about Andrey Rublev’s parents and upbringing

Fans are curious to know more about Andrey Rublev’s parents given his latest run at Flushing Meadows. Andrey was born in Moscow, Russia, on the 20th October 1997 to father Andrey Rublev Sr and mother Marina Marenko.

Sport runs in Andrey’s family as his father is a former professional boxer turned restaurant manager, while his mother is a tennis coach at the Spartak Tennis Club in Russia.

She has worked with tennis players such as Anna Kournikova and is also the mother of Anna Arina Marenko, Andrey Rublev’s older half-sister and former professional tennis player.

His close relationship with his grandparents

Rublev spent a lot of time living with his grandparents growing up, who are Austrian, especially during his school years. His paternal grandmother, Larisa Genrikhovna Rubleva, died two years ago, and was one of the most important people in his life.

“The school was right next to the house of my grandparents. I was always living with them,” Rublev said (via ATP Tour). “Grandpa was always driving me to tennis practice and then my mom was coaching me during the tennis practices. Then grandpa was driving me back home and grandma was always preparing the food, doing homework with me. She was one of the main people in my life.”

“We were thinking to [get] Austrian passports, but when we realised I am able to do it, it was too late, 20 years later, something like that,” Rublev added. “In the end it’s nice because my grandma has a sister and they are living in Vienna. It’s a nice story.”

Rublev’s maternal grandfather, Andrey Fyodorovich Tyurakov was also a pro-coach in freestyle wrestling, and an amateur tennis player who played doubles with Mikhail Youzhny’s former coach, Boris Sobkin.

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Rublev’s coach is Fernando Vicente

Since 2018 Andrey Rublev’s coach has been Fernando Vicente. Vicente is a former world No.29 who won three singles titles and reached the quarterfinals of the 1998 Rome Masters and the 2000 Cincinnati Masters.

Speaking about what he loves about Vicente, Rublev said per Tennis Majors: “I like everything about him! Compared to some of the other coaches, he knows what real tennis is, he experienced it. He knows whether I am making the smart decisions on the court, which many coaches do not see.

“Apart from that, he is super humble and fun to be around. He cracks jokes all the time and has a knack for relaxing the atmosphere, taking the tension out of the room. We have a great connection on a personal level. I respect him and I listen to him. Outside the court, we are like family, which I feel only a handful of players can say about their coaches.”

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