Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev left commentators and fans scratching their heads after an awkward joke following his match at the World Tennis League.
Speaking on-court after defeating Grigor Dimitrov in a one-set match at the exhibition tournament, Rublev was asked what it’s like playing on the same team as close friend Daniil Medvedev.
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The pair had earlier teamed up to defeat Dimitrov and Stefanos Tsitsipas in a doubles set.
“We enjoy to play together for sure, we enjoy to play in one team. Being in a team with Daniil it feels secure because you every single match he is going to play we are most likely going to win,” Rublev said as looked over and laughed at Medvedev, who was sitting courtside.
But thinks took an awkward turn after that.
The interviewer asked Rublev about being the godfather to Medvedev’s baby daughter Alisa.
Rublev replied: “I’m the real father” before cheekily laughing at Medvedev and adding “he’s the godfather”.
Rublev laughed off the joke. Credit: TwitterDaria Medvedev could see the funny side. Credit: Twitter
The camera panned to Medvedev’s wife, Daria, who could see the funny side of things, but Daniil appeared stone-faced in the background.
There were some awkward laughs from the interviewer as Rublev then clarified he is, in fact, the godfather.
“Well it shows how close you are,” the interviewer awkwardly said.
“Well done Adrian for keeping that together,” another commentator added.
Rublev, who was still laughing, then went over to give Medvedev a hug, but his mate was having none of it.
Rublev, Medvedev and baby Alisa. Credit: Instagram
Tennis fans were divided by the joke with some praising Rublev for the hilarious joke.
“That was hilarious (I don’t care) what anyone says,” one fan said.
“How can you not love Rublev!??” another said
“That’s high-level stuff right there from Rublev. Game recognize game lol,” another added.
“Lolol this is funniest clip on the internet of 2023… thank you Andre I’m a big fan,” another said.
But others thought it was a bit tasteless.
“Nothing to see here, just Rublev giving the world more reasons to dislike him. I don’t get how people find this funny, it’s quite disrespectful tbh,” one angry fan said
“Awkward joke. I bet he wishes he could take that one back,” another said.