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Getting to know: Andrey Rublev

September 2, 2017 - Andrey Rublev in action against Damir Dzumhur at the 2017 US Open. (USTA/Andrew Ong)
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Andrey Rublev, 19, continued his magnificent US Open run with a 7-5, 7-6, 6-3 victory over No. 9 David Goffin to become the youngest quarterfinalist in Flushing Meadows since Andy Roddick in 2001. Here's a quick primer on the teenage sensation:

  • The young Russian, who won the 2014 French Open boys' singles title, learned tennis from his mother, Marina Marenko.

  • Rublev won his first tour-level title in Umag this year, earning entry into the main draw as a lucky loser. 

  • After the 2014 US Open, Rublev was invited to train with his next opponent, No. 1 Rafael Nadal, for a week in Mallorca.

  • The 19-year-old's first Grand Slam main draw appearance was at the 2015 US Open, when he qualified before losing to fellow 2017 quarterfinalist Kevin Anderson in four sets.

  • Andrey Rublev Sr., the quarterfinalist's father, is a restaurateur, and was once a professional boxer.