anesthetized, loaded with medications and the feeling of being “almost dead” | Relief

anesthetized, loaded with medications and the feeling of being “almost dead” | Relief
anesthetized, loaded with medications and the feeling of being “almost dead” | Relief

Andrey Rublev not only had to overcome Felix Auger-Aliassime to win the fifth title of his career on the ATP. The Russian tennis player, who needed three hours to beat the Canadian 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, also had to overcome his own physical discomfort and his own body to achieve the second Masters 1,000 of his career. .

After lifting the trophy Rublev went to the press room where, with a congested voice, he confirmed that he will have to return to the hospital to ‘celebrate’ his triumph at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. “There will be no celebrations, tomorrow we have to go to the hospital to have some tests done,” his coach Fernando Vicente first assured. before the RTVE microphones.

Minutes later it was the tennis player himself who confirmed his coach’s words: “I’m still sick and tomorrow I’ll go back to the hospital for a full checkup to find out exactly what’s going on.”Rublev said at a press conference. “I felt almost dead every day. I haven’t been able to sleep for the last three or four days”.

“I’ve been sick for eight or nine days and that’s not normal because I’m not really getting better. That’s strange because usually when I get sick it lasts two or three days at most. I may have a fever, but nothing special. This is the first time In my life I feel so bad. I can’t swallow, my head hurts, I don’t know if it’s angina, a virus. “I’m loaded with medicine.”

Rublev, who with his qualification for the final of the Madrid Masters ensured his rise in the ATP ranking to seventh position, also confessed that he not only suffered a viral process before the final. He also had to play with a numb toe because of the pain he suffered before the match against Auger-Aliassime.

“They put an anesthetic on my toe. because, I don’t know how, it became inflamed and began to grow. The pressure began to grow in the bone area and I couldn’t even put on the shoe. The feeling was similar to when you break a finger.“So they gave me an anesthetic so that I wouldn’t feel it and at least I could play without thinking.”

Despite the numerous physical problems he has suffered in Madrid, Rublev is already looking to Rome to try to continue his winning streak. “I think it’s normal to have ups and downs, but my goal now is to keep working and try to improve. I think I showed a great level of tennis from the first match and in the end I was able to win the title. Now I think the most important thing is to try to recover and be prepared for Rome”.

 
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