Rublev Captures Mutua Madrid Open Title

Andrey Rublev (photo: Diego Souto/ MMO)


Andrey Rublev claimed his second ATP Masters 1000 career title following his triumph at Monte-Carlo 2023 by winning the 2024 Mutua Madrid Open. The No. 7 seed from Russia earned a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback victory against Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada on Sunday.

Rublev withstood 14 aces and broke Auger-Aliassime’s serve three times to secure victory in two hours and 48 minutes.

“I have no words. If you knew what I had been through in the past nine days you would not imagine that I would be able to win a title,” said Rublev, who struggled with a fever at times during the clay-court event held at the Caja Magica.

“I’m incredibly happy. That one week changed everything because now it looks like I was not losing the last weeks in the first round. I have to give full credit to the doctors. They were doing some tricky things and I was able to at least be able to play.”

World No. 8 Rublev collected €963,225 in prize money as well as 1,000 ATP Ranking points.

First-time Masters 1000 finalist Auger-Aliassime was chasing his sixth tour-level crown. The 23-year-old Montreal native will return to the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings for the first time since last October.