Rublev's Roaring Forehand: 'Keep Your Arm Loose'
Executing a forehand like Andrey Rublev is not as easy as he makes it look. But with the right ‘coach’, it can be taught.
The Russian star blasts the ball at incredible speeds with deadly accuracy to all areas of the court. But there’s more to it than just “gripping and ripping”. According to Rublev, you need the right mix of serenity and intensity.
“The main thing is that your arm is loose and relaxed,” Rublev said. “If you do everything perfectly with the legs, then you give the easy job to the arm. You just need to do the swing and hit it.”
The Top 10 stalwart is bringing you plenty more advice as a TopCourt ambassador. Rublev will share with fans technical pointers, step-by-step instruction, tactical lessons and his favourite drills.
The Russian will also take you inside his journey as a professional tennis player. Rublev, the son of a former professional boxer and tennis coach, developed a love for competition at a young age and focused on his fitness and work ethic.
"One evening my mom arrived from her job and she bought some typical toys for the kids," Rublev recalled. "She put them on the line for me to choose. I crawled to the tennis racquet."
The eight-time ATP Tour titlist also delves into his daily routine and why it is important to always work to improve and respect every opponent.
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