World No. 7, however, revealed that he had been in the singing mood earlier during a photoshoot. “Do not stop me now. I’m so fine,” Rublev exclaimed, shaking his head. “We sang this song with Sascha today.”
Unfortunately for Kyle, he made an unforced error when he asked, “What song is that?”
“Do not stop me now,” Rublev repeated with a touch of disappointment.
Some staccato on the lyrics could have helped recognize the Queen’s anthem. Nevertheless, Rublev has been hard to stop touring over the past month with a 13-match winning streak that resulted in two more singles titles being added to his trophy cabinet (Marseille, Doha) before ending in a semi-final at Indian Wells. He also took home Marseille’s double crown.
Rublev is seeded in fifth place at the Miami Open and could face Nick Kyrgios if the Australian moves past Adrian Mannarino.