The 2022 French Open saw its first scandal: Russian Andrei Rublev lost his nerve and almost injured his assistant.
The basics in brief
- Andre Robleau caused a stir at the French Open with a rush of anger.
- The 24-year-old Russian almost hit an assistant on the field.
- After the match he won, he showed understanding.
Emotions are part of sport, but sometimes some athletes break the camel’s back. That’s what happened at the French Open this year, when Andrei Rublev just lose his temper.
“this is unacceptable”
Even then, the world number 7 can barely calm down, Robleo throws a bottle with full force to the ground. Viewers acknowledge dread the whistleswith a verdict warning.
“I lost my temper for a moment. Of course I regret what I did,” the 24-year-old said in the post-match press conference. “It’s unacceptable that you hit the ball like that.”
In the end, the 24-year-old can be happy, he won the match in four sets. In the second round of the French Open, Andrei Rublev met Argentine Federico Delbonis (ATP 65).
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