OREANDA-NEWS The seventh racket of the world, Russian Andrey Rublev, shared his impressions of winning the doubles title with Ukrainian Denis Molchanov at a tournament in Marseille, noting that they are united by sports and they are not involved in politics.

In the final match, the Russian-Ukrainian duo defeated the Raven Klaasen pair/Ben McLachlan (South Africa/Japan) with an account 4:6, 7:5, 10:7.

— We are ordinary people, we are not involved in politics, we are athletes. Sport unites us. Fans support their teams and their players. And in the end we are all together at this time. Everything is simple. Peace to all, - quotes the words of the Russian Tennis Majors athlete on Twitter.

For Rublev, this is the third trophy at the tournaments of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in doubles.

Earlier on Sunday, Rublev won the tournament in Marseille in singles, taking over the Canadian Felix Auger-Alyassim in the decisive match.

Earlier it became known that in the updated version of the ATP ranking of February 21, the second racket of the world, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev significantly reduced the gap from the leading Serb Novak Djokovic. Last week, the native of Belgrade was ahead of Daniel by 1240 points. In the new ranking, the gap decreased to 440 points due to the fact that the points for the Australian Open — 2021, where Djokovic beat Medvedev in the final, "burned out".