After Monaco, Andrey trains for the Italian International
Stopped in the second round (after winning two qualifying matches and the opening meet of the main draw against Chardy) Andrey left the Masters Series of Monte Carlo. Spaniard David Ferrer, seeded number 11 and 17 in the world, proved an opponent still out of reach for the Kazakh, who surrendered with a score of 6-3, 6-2. Golubev on the previous day seemed to be able to take on the highest rated opponents, but "Babyface" failed to translate that into game points. The feeling, confirmed by his coach Massimo Puci of "Match Ball Bra" is that Andrey has failed to shake off the anxiety of being able to deal with the best players around. In any event, this experience is one that Andrey will treasure for the rest of the season, as well as the excellent haul of ATP points he collected (90 in all) which put him comfortably in the top 80 in the world. Now for the "Kazakh from Bra" it's time to pull the plug for a while, allowing himself a few days away from tournaments to recharge his batteries and to train with continuity. for the next important event, the Italy International, to be held in Rome from 24 April to 8 May.
Davis Cup: Andrey in China to defend the flag of Kazakhstan
After losing against Leonardo Mayer in the last qualifying round at the Foro Italico (and before starting play in Paris with preliminary matches to enter the main draw at Roland Garros), Andrey must don the colors of his country, Kazakhstan, for an important challenge for the group's Asia-Ocena Davis Cup from Friday May 7 to Sunday May 9 at the Hubei Olympic Sports Center in Wuhan. The Kazakh group also includes Mikhail Kukushkin, Yuriy Schukin and Serizhan Yessenbekov, all of whom seek to overpower their Chinese hosts, win the right to play in the playoffs, and enter the elite world group, which includes nations taking part in the Davis Cup.
After Wimbledon, Andrey back to playing on clay in Turin
After the grass of Eastbourne and Wimbledon, where he surrendered to powerful Czech Tomas Berdych in straight sets, Andrey returns to the clay, not far from his Bra home. This week, in fact, Golubev, coached by Massimo Puci and number 81 in the last ATP rankings, is making the scene in Turin at the Sporting Club La Stampa. Seeded third in the $ 100,000 Turin Challenger, Golubev was inserted at the top, and in the first round will face Spaniard Ivan Navarro. The tournament has many of Italy's best players... from Andreas Seppi to Simone Bolelli, Potito Starace to Flavio Cipolla (seeded number one and defending champion). Admission to the Sporting Club, located at Corso Agnelli 45, is free: just one more reason to go to Turin to cheer on the "Kazakh from Bra!