Sebastian Korda is defeated by Andrey Rublev to win the first Gijon Open championship.

After winning the first Gijon Open, Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev expressed his happiness and gratitude. Rublev defeated up-and-coming American Sebastian Korda on Sunday, 6-2, 6-3, to win his fourth championship of the year.

Rublev dropped just one set en route to taking home the first-ever Gijon Open title. “I am quite appreciative and thrilled. Because every player strives to succeed and compete in the finest events, winning a title is always a wonderful feeling.

It would mean a lot to me if I could add one more championship to my resume. Because I am competing for the [Nitto ATP] Finals, every week is crucial for me “According to Rublev and the ATP website.

Rublev aims for the ATP Finals.

Rublev is presently ranked sixth among all competitors in the Race to Turin.

“It would be a really fantastic experience [to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals] because this is the tournament players are dreaming of playing,” said Rublev, who will now be competing at the coveted season-ending competition for a third consecutive year.

It will be crucial for me to qualify for three straight years, “Rublev tacked on. Rublev took another step forward on Sunday toward reaching the ATP Finals. Rublev got out to a fast start in the Gijon final, earning the first break of the match in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead.

Korda was down a break in the seventh game and had a break point, but she failed to recognize Rublev’s comeback to win the game 5-2. Rublev broke the American for the second time in the eighth game to take the first set as Korda was serving to stay in it.

Rublev won the first set, then in the second set, he survived a break point in the fifth game and broke Korda in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead. Rublev won in straight sets after taking the first set by a set and a break and maintaining his serve for the remainder of the match. Rublev is taking a brief break after Gijon and isn’t competing this week.