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June 7, 2014

Andrey Rublev


A. RUBLEV/J.Munar Clar
6‑2, 7‑5

THE MODERATOR:  Questions in English, please.

Q.  Congratulations.  How does it feel to be a Roland Garros champion?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  It feels great, because I was like preparing for this tournament for a long time.  I won it, so it feels great.

Q.  How is this match different from the one you played at the Juan Carlos Ferrero final?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Well, it's different because it's different atmosphere.  This is a real tournament.  Ferrero, with that I was preparing for these tournaments.
I play not good like that.  Today I play much better, so I won.

Q.  Talk a little bit about the match today, because you seemed to have the upper hand from the beginning.
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, today I played really good.  I think my best game was today like the whole tournament.  I served good.  My forehand was so fast and like always going in.
My backhand was good also.  I moved really well.  I played really good.

Q.  Do you have any family here with you, or...
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, I have a lot.  For the final comes a lot of people like from my family, like my dad, my mom, and then my sister, best friend of my sister, then grandpa.  Some friends of my father like took a flight af light and they come here.

Q.  So they all arrived today?

Q.  Did it make you nervous?

Q.  That must have been nice to have everyone here.
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, it's nice.

Q.  Big celebration tonight?

Q.  Party?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Go to center of the Paris somewhere.

Q.  I think you are the first Russian who win this tournament, the juniors tournament, since 1966.

Q.  Yeah.
ANDREY RUBLEV:  That's great.

Q.  It's great for you?

Q.  There is not a lot of boys players, Russian players who made a good tournament here in juniors.  How do you feel?  What do you expect, you know, for the future with that?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, that's really well that I'm the first who won this tournament.  This means I have to work hard to keep going, you know, so to keep going, work hard to be in the top.

Q.  Can you talk about your background?  Which part you say you come from?  Where do you train right now?  I think it's in Miami, but I'm not sure.
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Where?  Can you repeat the question again?

Q.  Can you talk about you?  Where do you come from?  Which part of...
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Okay, I come from Moscow.  I born in Moscow so I live there and I practice there.

Q.  Where do you train?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, I come from Moscow.  I live there, I train there, I do everything there.

Q.  You don't train in Miami?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, my agent is from IMG, so go to Bollettieri to prepare there when I am in some countries in States.  So I preparing there.  Bollettieri is like four hours from Miami.

Q.  Is it true that two years ago you arrive in France, in Nice?

Q.  To train?

Q.  Can you explain...
ANDREY RUBLEV:  That was like they took me to Nice and they want me to practice there, to give me coach, like everything, but there it was like tough situation.  We didn't like, so we stop.

Q.  You stop?

Q.  When did you begin playing tennis?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  I don't know, really.  I don't really remember, because my mom was my coach.  So since I brought up, I always was with the racquets.

Q.  She was playing tennis so you decided to play tennis?
ANDREY RUBLEV:  Yeah, I decided like in one year that I'm going to play tennis.  It was funny situation, I decide I'm going to play tennis.

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