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‘Unreal’ Colosseum & No-Go Pizza Toppings: Rublev Talks Italy

Nitto ATP Finals competitor answers lightning-round questions on host nation
November 18, 2022
Andrey Rublev waves to fans on Turin's Piazza San Carlo.
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Andrey Rublev waves to fans on Turin's Piazza San Carlo. By ATP Staff

As he prepares to take on Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday for a semi-final spot at the Nitto ATP Finals, Andrey Rublev tells his preferences when it comes to all things Italian.

Would you rather visit the Colosseum or climb Mount Vesuvius?
(Climb Mount Vesuvius), because I already visited the Colosseum. It’s super nice. Obviously, I would love to visit inside [the Colosseum], because it has a huge history and is something unreal, but I never visited something like [Mount Vesuvius] so I would love to visit.

Would you prefer to attend a Serie A football match or watch the historic Italian Grand Prix at Monza?
I have been to an Italian football match, but I have never been to Formula 1. Therefore, I would probably choose Formula 1.

The Godfather or The Italian Job?
The Godfather.

Espresso or Cappuccino?

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What is your favourite pizza topping?
A lot of them. There is not just one.

Is there a topping you won’t eat?
Maybe pineapple or tuna.

What is your favourite pasta dish?
I don’t know. Many, many different pastas.

Which Italian dish can you cook best?
Nothing. I don’t cook. I don’t know how to do it.

What first comes to mind when you think of Italy?
Food and history.

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