‘I think I’m really, really, really lucky’ – Andrey Rublev refusing to take credit for astonishing statistic

Andrey Rublev says he doesn’t really understand himself why he is winning so many games when attempting to save a set, although he thinks it may just be luck.

This week, the Russian has faced eight games in which his opponents have been serving to win a set, and he has won all but one of them.

That has been enough to see him power into the last eight of the French Open, where a mouth-watering clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas awaits.

However, he is at a loss to explain his recent streak at saving sets, leading him to believe it may just be a run of good fortune.

“To be honest, I don’t know,” Andrey Rublev admitted when asked why he has such a good record when opponents are serving for the set.

“I mean, it just happens. I think I was really, really, really lucky. I think it was not me who did something. It just happen.

“If you take all the matches before, most of the times it was never happening, and now in one week it happens more than ever.

“I don’t know. I think it’s more lucky than something that I play different. I don’t really play in that moments different.

“I was playing the same style, the same shots. So was more about luck.

“Maybe a little bit conditions because here is cold. It’s not easy to serve hard every time.

“To be able to hold the serve is not that easy.”

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