I took just 62 minutes got Rublev to dismantle Federer in Cincinnatti in 2019 and beat Djokovic last year as well. He took Nadal - the king of clay - to the cleaners in 3 sets - two of which won by 6-2, 6-2 one has to ask is this guy on the way up to number 1 in the world? Nadal broke his service 2 tines - Rublev broke his 8 times,
This youngster has beaten besides the three players mentioned all of Thiem, Tsitsipas and Sverev repeatedly as well. He is a slim player and relatively small - but he is a modest, kind and friendly person that has it in him to become a symbol fir many young people to follow.
His systematically dismantling Nadal today is a huge achievement - especially since it happened on clay, He is very likely going to meet Tsitsipas in the final. In the US Maters last year ne beat Tsitsipas and a few months later beat him in the final on clay in the Hamburg Open tournament. If he wins in Monte Carlo - he is likely to move up two positions in the rankings to number 6.
He is not known as "Red Hot Andrey Rublev" f or nothing.