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Andrey Rublev spars at Fight Club boxing gym in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Rublev Ready For The Fight Against Murray

Russian works up extra adrenaline for the Australian Open clash

If Andrey Rublev was looking for a little extra adrenaline ahead of his Australian Open second-round clash with Andy Murray, the Russian #NextGenATP star found some on Tuesday in Melbourne with some sparring at Fight Club boxing gym.

The 19-year-old Rublev defeated Yen-Hsun Lu on Monday at Melbourne Park to record his first Grand Slam main draw victory. Ahead of his clash with World No. 1 Murray, the right-hander, whose father is a former boxer, engaged in a sparring session with the trainer at Fight Club.

Looking ahead to the clash with Murray, which is scheduled for the Rod Laver Arena evening session on Wednesday, Rublev said, "I’m so excited, I have nothing to lose. He’s the best tennis player at the moment. So I will just try to take a great experience from this, from tomorrow's match and we’ll see."

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