Alexander Bublik admits that he is not really thinking too much about the upcoming US Open after welcoming his first child. On August 16, Bublik and his wife welcomed a baby boy Vasily. Bublik kicked off his North American hard court swing at the Montreal Masters, where he was beaten in the first round by Jenson Brooksby.
Seven days later, his wife gave a birth and he skipped last week’s Cincinnati Masters, as well as this week’s Winston-Salem Open. “They gave us three weeks, an approx. date. We didn’t know if it should have been Montreal or Cincy or the beginning of the US Open,” Bublik told TENNIS.com.
“But she felt like I have to come. We were waiting four or five days until the baby came out”.
Bublik getting used to the ‘new chapter’ of his life
Bublik has played just one match leading up to the US Open, but he is not concerned about that right now.
“You don’t really think about a Grand Slam when you’re having a baby,” Bublik noted. “We’re getting used to the new chapter of our life. It’s not that tough, as some say. It’s a lot more fun even though he’s not speaking and sleeping all the time.
Your home becomes even warmer and nicer even though he’s crying. It’s incredible”. Overall, it has been a good year for Bublik. Earlier this year in Montpellier, Bublik won his first ATP title after shocking Alexander Zverev in the final.
Also, Bublik achieved a career-high ranking of No. 30 this year. When it comes to the upcoming US Open, Bublik will be hoping to reach the second week at Flushing Meadows for the first time in his career. Bublik’s best US Open result came in 2019, when he reached the third round before losing to Pablo Andujar. It remains to be seen if Bublik can make a deep run in his first tournament since becoming a father.