Teymuraz Gabashvili

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Teymuraz Gabashvili
Теймураз Габашвили
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Gabashvili at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1985-05-23) 23 May 1985 (age 34)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Guillermo Cañas (2015–present) & Dominic Mahboubi
Prize money $4,170,438
Singles
Career record116–199 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
10 Challengers, 5 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 43 (1 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 257 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 4R (2010, 2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 3R (2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record47–86 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
9 Challengers, 3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 101 (13 April 2015)
Current rankingNo. 147 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2014, 2015)
US Open 2R (2007)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2009, 2010)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Teymuraz Besikovich Gabashvili [lower-alpha 1] (Russian : Теймураз Бесикович Габашвили; Georgian :თეიმურაზ გაბაშვილი, pronounced  [tʰɛimurɑz ɡɑbɑʃvili] ; born 23 May 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player. He reached the fourth round of the 2010 and 2015 French Open. His biggest weapons are his very powerful groundstrokes and his strong serve, the latter of which can reach speeds of up to 220 km/h (137 mph). He is nicknamed "Tsunami" because of his energy.

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Biography

Gabashvili began playing tennis at the age of six in Tbilisi, Georgia. His mother Anna, who is a doctor, took him to play tennis and began coaching him until the age of ten. Gabashvili's family moved to Moscow, because of better opportunities there. Andrey Kesarev began coaching him when he was ten years old and at the age of 18 he turned pro.

Tennis career

Juniors

As a junior Gabashvili posted a singles win/loss record of 38–34 (47–29 in doubles) and reached as high as no. 33 in the junior world singles rankings (and no. 40 in doubles) in January 2002.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2002)
French Open: 1R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon: 1R (2002)
US Open: 2R (2001)

2002–2006

Gabashvili made his ATP tour debut in 2004 in Båstad, where he lost to Olivier Patience of France.

2007

At Wimbledon, Gabashvili faced Roger Federer in the first round and lost.

In the first round of the 2007 US Open, Gabashvili defeated World No. 7 Fernando González in five sets. In the fourth set, Gabashvili served for the match at 5–4, but hit three consecutive double faults. He lost the game and the set, but came back in the fifth and final set to win the match. [2]

2008

2008 proved to be unimpressive for Gabashvili as he lost in the first round of his first four tournaments before breaking his right wrist, effectively ending his season.

2009

In the first round of the 2009 US Open, he lost in straight sets to American Jesse Levine.

2010

In the third round of the 2010 French Open, he beat Andy Roddick in straight sets. However, he was beaten in the fourth round by Austria's Jürgen Melzer in four sets.

At the 2010 US Open, Gabashvili played World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the first round, and lost.

2011

Gabashvili represented his country at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen and won a silver medal. Despite being ranked below the top 100 in the ATP rankings, Gabashvili was still by far the highest-ranked player in the singles draw, and was thus a favorite to win Gold. He advanced all the way to the singles final without dropping a set before suffering a surprising defeat at the hands of Lim Yong-Kyu, an established member of South Korea's Davis Cup team.

2012–2015

At the 2015 French Open, Gabashvili reapeated his 2010's result and advanced to the fourth round without losing a set, defeating in order, 10th seed Feliciano López, Juan Mónaco and Lukáš Rosol. In the fourth round, he lost in straight sets to 5th seed Kei Nishikori. [3]

At the 2015 Citi Open, Gabashvili upset two time Grand Slam champion and world No. 3 Andy Murray in the second round in three tight sets to claim only his fourth ever win against a Top 10 player, however he lost to Ričardas Berankis in the next round in two sets.

Personal life

Gabashvili speaks Russian, Georgian, Spanish and English. He has a daughter named Nicole. His younger sister Ekaterina graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California. His younger brother, Levan played professional basketball for Dinamo Tbilisi, until he started to attend college at Seward County Community College. Outside of tennis, Gabashvili enjoys spending time with his daughter, and also likes reading, playing football, and basketball. He is coached by Guillermo Cañas.

ATP career finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–1)
Indoor (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1 Jul 2007 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, USInternationalHard Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Karlović Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro
Flag of the United States.svg Travis Parrott
6–3, 2–6, [6–10]
Win1–1 Apr 2015 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, US250 SeriesClay Flag of Lithuania.svg Ričardas Berankis Flag of the Philippines.svg Treat Huey
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Lipsky
6–4, 6–4

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 26 (15–11)

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (10–9)
ITF Futures Tour (5–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (9–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Jun 2003Spain F10, Tenerife FuturesHard Flag of Switzerland.svg Roman Valent 6–2, 6–0
Win2–0Jul 2003Georgia F1, Tbilisi FuturesClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Minář 6–4, 6–1
Win3–0Jul 2003Georgia F2, Tbilisi FuturesClay Flag of Austria.svg Martin Slanar 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win4–0Aug 2003Russia F3, Zhukovsky FuturesClay Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Sikanov6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Loss4–1Aug 2004 Bukhara, UzbekistanChallengerHard Flag of Slovakia.svg Michal Mertiňák 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Loss4–2Jun 2005 Barcelona, SpainChallengerClay Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Roitman 2–6, 3–6
Win5–2Jul 2005 Poznań, PolandChallengerClay Flag of Chile.svg Adrián García 6–4, 6–2
Loss5–3Nov 2005 Reunion Island, RéunionChallengerHard Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Kohlschreiber 2–6, 3–6
Win6–3May 2008Telde, SpainChallengerClay Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Andújar 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Win7–3Jun 2008 Karlsruhe, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Germany.svg Tobias Kamke 6–1, 6–4
Win8–3Jun 2008 Milan, ItalyChallengerClay Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Hartfield 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Win9–3Oct 2008 Mons, BelgiumChallengerHard (i) Flag of France.svg Édouard Roger-Vasselin 6–4, 6–4
Loss9–4 Jul 2009 Braunschweig, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Spain.svg Óscar Hernández Pérez 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss9–5 Aug 2011 Astana, KazakhstanChallengerHard Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Schüttler 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 4–6
Loss9–6 May 2012 Bordeaux, FranceChallengerClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Martin Kližan 5–7, 3–6
Win10–6 May 2013 Karshi, UzbekistanChallengerHard Flag of Moldova.svg Radu Albot 6–4, 6–4
Win11–6 May 2013 Samarkand, UzbekistanChallengerClay Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Nedovyesov 6–3, 6–4
Loss11–7 Sep 2013 Kenitra, MoroccoChallengerClay Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 6–7(4–7), 1–5 ret.
Loss11–8 Oct 2013 Tashkent, UzbekistanChallengerHard Flag of Israel.svg Dudi Sela 1–6, 2–6
Win12–8 May 2015 Karshi, UzbekistanChallengerHard Flag of Russia.svg Evgeny Donskoy 5–2 ret.
Win13–8 May 2015 Samarkand, UzbekistanChallengerClay Flag of India.svg Yuki Bhambri 6–3, 6–1
Win14–8 Jun 2015 Fergana, UzbekistanChallengerHard Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Kudryavtsev 6–2, 1–0 ret.
Loss14–9 May 2017 Gimcheon, South KoreaChallengerHard Flag of Italy.svg Thomas Fabbiano 5–7, 1–6
Loss14–10Apr 2018Egypt F11, Sharm El Sheikh FuturesHard Flag of Austria.svg Lucas Miedler 3–6, 5–7
Win15–10Apr 2018Egypt F12, Sharm El Sheikh FuturesHard Flag of Austria.svg Lucas Miedler 6–2, 6–3
Loss15–11Apr 2018Kazakhstan F5, Shymkent FuturesClay Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Denis Yevseyev2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 19 (12–7)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (9–6)
ITF Futures Tour (3–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8–4)
Clay (4–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0Aug 2002Russia F2, Saransk FuturesClay Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Pavlioutchenkov Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Demekhine
Flag of Russia.svg Ivan Syrov
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win2–0Jun 2003Spain F9, La Palma FuturesHard Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Pavlioutchenkov Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Moreno-Negrín
Flag of Spain.svg Ferran Ventura-Martell
6–4, 6–4
Win3–0Aug 2004Togliatti, RussiaChallengerHard Flag of Russia.svg Dmitri Vlasov Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Auckland
Flag of Slovakia.svg Ladislav Švarc
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win4–0Nov 2005 Reunion Island, RéunionChallengerHard Flag of France.svg Stéphane Robert Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Cerović
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Petar Popović
6–4, 6–3
Win5–0Oct 2006 Grenoble, FranceChallengerHard (i) Flag of Russia.svg Evgeny Korolev Flag of France.svg Thomas Oger
Flag of France.svg Nicolas Tourte
7–5, 6–4
Win6–0 Sep 2009 Trnava, SlovakiaChallengerClay Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Minář
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Rosol
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Loss6–1 Oct 2009 Mons, BelgiumChallengerHard (i) Flag of Colombia.svg Alejandro Falla Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Denis Istomin
Flag of Russia.svg Evgeny Korolev
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [9–11]
Loss6–2 Jul 2011 Dortmund, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Kuznetsov Flag of Germany.svg Dominik Meffert
Flag of Germany.svg Björn Phau
4–6, 3–6
Win7–2 May 2012 Ostrava, Czech RepublicChallengerClay Flag of Moldova.svg Radu Albot Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Pavlásek
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Veselý
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss7–3 Jun 2012 Monza, ItalyChallengerClay Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Ianni Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Andrey Golubev
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yuriy Schukin
6–7(4–7), 7–5, [7–10]
Win8–3 Apr 2013 Savannah, USAChallengerClay Flag of Ukraine.svg Denys Molchanov Flag of the United States.svg Michael Russell
Flag of the United States.svg Tim Smyczek
6–2, 7–5
Win9–3 Oct 2013 Tashkent, UzbekistanChallengerHard Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Elgin Flag of India.svg Purav Raja
Flag of India.svg Divij Sharan
6–4, 6–4
Win10–3 May 2017 Gimcheon, South KoreaChallengerHard Flag of Switzerland.svg Marco Chiudinelli Flag of South Africa.svg Ruan Roelofse
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Yi Chu-huan
6–1, 6–3
Loss10–4Mar 2018Russia F3, Kazan FuturesHard (i) Flag of Russia.svg Roman Safiullin Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Pavlioutchenkov
Flag of Russia.svg Evgenii Tiurnev
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win11–4Apr 2018Egypt F12, Sharm El Sheikh FuturesHard Flag of Austria.svg Lucas Miedler Flag of Ukraine.svg Marat Deviatiarov
Flag of Ukraine.svg Vladyslav Manafov
6–4, 6–0
Loss11–5 May 2019 Samarkand, UzbekistanChallengerClay Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Sergey Fomin Flag of Portugal.svg Gonçalo Oliveira
Flag of Belarus.svg Andrei Vasilevski
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Win12–5 Aug 2019 Portorož, SloveniaChallengerHard Flag of Spain.svg Carlos Gómez-Herrera Flag of Austria.svg Lucas Miedler
Flag of Austria.svg Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 6–2
Loss12–6 Sep 2019 Baotou, ChinaChallengerHard Flag of India.svg Sasikumar Mukund Flag of South Korea.svg Nam Ji-sung
Flag of South Korea.svg Song Min-kyu
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Loss12–7 Jan 2020 Rennes, FranceChallengerHard Flag of Slovakia.svg Lukas Lacko Flag of Austria.svg Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
Flag of Croatia.svg Antonio Sancic
5-7, 7-6(7-5), [7-10]

Career performance timeline

Singles

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R AA 3R 1R 1R 2–722.22
French Open A 1R A 2R 4R 1R Q1 Q3 2R 4R 3R 10–758.82
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 2R 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R 1–811.11
US Open 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R Q1 3R 2R 1R 5–935.71
Win–Loss1–11–40–11–44–40–30–10–15–44–42–418–3136.73
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 3R Q1 2R A 1R AA 2R 1R 1R 4–640.00
Miami Masters A 2R Q1 2R A 2R AA 2R 2R 1R 5–645.45
Monte Carlo Masters 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 AAA 2R A 1R 1–420.00
Rome Masters 1R 1R A Q2 A Q1 AAAA 1R 0–300.00
Hamburg Masters A Q2 ANot Masters Series0–000.00
Madrid Masters A Q2 A 1R A Q1 AA 1R A 1R 0–300.00
Canada Masters 1R Q2 A Q1 AA Q2 Q1 AAA0–100.00
Cincinnati Masters A Q2 A Q1 AAA Q1 1R AA0–100.00
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series Q1 Q2 AA 1R Q1 0–100.00
Paris Masters 3R 1R A Q1 Q1 Q1 AA Q1 1R 2–340.00
Win–Loss1–43–50–02–30–01–20–00–03–61–30–512–2830.00
Year-end Ranking1121256510680138182766750

Doubles

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAA 1R AA 1R 0–200.00
French Open 1R A 2R A 3R AA 2R 4–450.00
Wimbledon 1R AAAAA Q1 2R 1–233.33
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R AAA 1R 1–516.67
Win–Loss1–30–11–20–12–20–00–02–36–12
Year-end Ranking172279184237130307191164

Wins over top 10 players

#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScore
2007
1. Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González 7 US Open, New York, United StatesHard1R6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 5–7, 6–4
2010
2. Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 8 Roland Garros, Paris, FranceClay3R6–4, 6–4, 6–2
2014
3. Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer 5 Barcelona, SpainClay2R6–4, 6–2
2015
4. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray 3 Washington D.C., United StatesHard2R6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)

National participation

Davis Cup (6–6)

Group membership
World Group (1–3)
WG Play-off (1–3)
Group I (4–0)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (6–4)
Doubles (0–2)
Rubber outcomeNo.RubberMatch type (partner if any)Opponent nationOpponent player(s)Score
Increase2.svg4–1; 6–8 March 2009; Sala Transilvania, Sibiu, Romania; World Group; Carpet(i) surface
Victory1VSingles (dead rubber) Flag of Romania.svg Romania Victor Crivoi 6–4, 6–2
Increase2.svg3–2; 5–7 March 2010; Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow, Russia; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat2IIIDoubles (with Igor Kunitsyn) Flag of India.svg India Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Defeat3VSingles (dead rubber) Rohan Bopanna 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Decrease2.svg2–3; 4–6 March 2011; Boråshallen, Borås, Sweden; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat4IISingles Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Joachim Johansson 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Decrease2.svg0–5; 14–16 September 2012; Harmonia Tenis Clube, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil; World Group play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat5IISingles Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 3–6, 6–4, 0–6, 6–7(4–7)
Defeat6IIIDoubles (with Alex Bogomolov, Jr.) Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares 5–7, 2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Decrease2.svg2–3; 31 January – 2 February 2014; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa First round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory7VSingles (dead rubber) Flag of Poland.svg Poland Michal Przysiezny 7–5, 7–5
Decrease2.svg1–4; 18–20 September 2015; Baikal-Arena, Irkutsk, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory8ISingles Flag of Italy.svg Italy Simone Bolelli 7–6(7–2), 6–1, 6–3
Defeat9IVSingles Fabio Fognini 6–7(4–7), 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Increase2.svg5–0; 4–6 March 2016; Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia; Europe/Africa First round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory10IISingles Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Daniel Windahl6–3, 6–1, 6–1
Victory11IVSingles (dead rubber) Isak Arvidsson 6–4, 6–0
Increase2.svg4–1; 15–17 July 2016; National Tennis Centre, Moscow, Russia; World Group Second round; Hard surface
Victory12IISingles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–4

ATP Cup (2–1)

Matches by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Matches by type
Singles (0–0)
Doubles (2–1)
Rubber outcomeNo.RubberMatch type (partner if any)Opponent nationOpponent player(s)Score
Increase2.svg8–1; 3–7 January 2020; Perth Arena, Perth, Australia; Group stage; Hard surface
Victory1IIIDoubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Flag of Norway.svg Norway Viktor Durasovic / Casper Ruud 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Steady2.svg3–3; 10–11 January 2020; Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia; Knockout stage; Hard surface
Victory2IIIDoubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Máximo González / Andrés Molteni 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Defeat3IIIDoubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Nikola Čačić / Viktor Troicki 4–6, 6–7(7–9)

Notes

  1. formerly transliterated as Teimuraz Gabashvili [1]

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Yoshihito Nishioka Japanese tennis player

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