Andrey Rublev dominated the weekend in Gijon, Spain to win his 12th career ATP title rolling past Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-2.
Rublev, who cruised past Dominic Thiem in the semifinals, dropped just one set in the tournament.
“I am really happy and really grateful,” said Rublev who broke Korda three times. “To win a title is always a special feeling because all the players are working to win a title and play the best tournaments. To win one more title here in my career is really important for me. All the weeks are important for me because I am fighting for the Finals.”
Rublev will stay put at No. 6 in the ATP Race with three spots still up for grabs. He’ll fight it out the next few weeks against Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Hurbert Hurkacz.
“It would be a really amazing feeling because this is the tournament players are dreaming of playing,” Rublev said. “To qualify for three years in a row will be really important for me.”
Rublev is now 12-5 career in finals. He’s won four championship matches, all this year!
Korda was appearing in his first ATP final since his May 2021 Parma title.
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