35 Facts About Nikoloz Basilashvili

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Nikoloz Basilashvili is a Georgian professional tennis player.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No 16 on 27 May 2019.

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In October 2018, Basilashvili won his second ATP title at the China Open by defeating world No 4 Juan Martin del Potro in the final.

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In 2019, Nikoloz Basilashvili completed his first title defense by winning the German Open for a second successive year.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili's father, Nodar, is a dancer of the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet, his mother, Natalia, worked as a physician.

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In 2011, Nikoloz Basilashvili announced that he may play for Russia, but decided to keep playing under the Georgian flag.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili has a son, Lukas who was born in 2015.

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8.

On 21 May, 2020, Nikoloz Basilashvili was arrested on a charge of physically assaulting ex-wife Neka Dorokashvili in front of their son.

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Dorokashvili elaborated at a later point, alleging that Nikoloz Basilashvili "declared her as a subordinate" and treated her in a derogatory way.

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10.

Nikoloz Basilashvili did not play at any Grand Slams during his junior career.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili reached a career high combined of world No 59 on 5 January 2009.

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12.

Nikoloz Basilashvili played in his first ITF Junior Circuit tournament in late 2006 at the G2 Jerry Simmons Tournament.

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13.

In 2008, Nikoloz Basilashvili won his only junior title, the G4 Tennis Express tournament, defeating Raymond Sarmiento in three sets.

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14.

Nikoloz Basilashvili reached the round of 16 in the former and the quarterfinals in the latter.

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15.

Nikoloz Basilashvili managed to qualify for Wimbledon later that year, where he beat Facundo Bagnis and 15th seed Feliciano Lopez, advancing to the third round of a major for the first time in his career.

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In February 2017, Nikoloz Basilashvili participated at the Sofia event, grabbing victories over Adrian Mannarino, 1st seed Dominic Thiem and 8th seed Martin Klizan, before losing to 3rd seed and eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals.

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17.

Nikoloz Basilashvili continued his good form at the Memphis Open, where he defeated 1st seed Ivo Karlovic and went on to subsequently reach the final, losing to Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

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18.

In June 2017, Nikoloz Basilashvili achieved a then career-high singles ranking of World No 51.

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19.

Nikoloz Basilashvili reached three semifinals and one final throughout the year.

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20.

At the 2017 French Open, after defeating Gilles Simon and Viktor Troicki, Nikoloz Basilashvili lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the third round, winning just one game in three sets.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili's performance earned him his career-high ranking of World No 19.

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22.

Nikoloz Basilashvili then played the 2019 Dubai Tennis Championships where he beat Karen Khachanov and Roberto Bautista Agut before falling to Borna Coric of Croatia.

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23.

At the 2020 Australian Open, Nikoloz Basilashvili lost in the second round to Fernando Verdasco in 4 sets.

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24.

In Montpellier, Nikoloz Basilashvili was beaten in the first round by French qualifier Gregoire Barrere.

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25.

Nikoloz Basilashvili ended up beating Bautista Agut to win his fourth ATP singles title.

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26.

Nikoloz Basilashvili retired during his first-round match against Filip Krajinovic at the Monte-Carlo Masters due to injury.

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27.

Nikoloz Basilashvili defeated 7th seed, Jan-Lennard Struff, in the championship match to lift his fifth ATP singles title.

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28.

Nikoloz Basilashvili began his preparation for the US Open at the National Bank Open in Toronto.

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29.

Nikoloz Basilashvili was defeated in the third round by seventh seed Hubert Hurkacz.

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30.

Nikoloz Basilashvili became the first Georgian to reach the semifinals of a Masters 1000 since Irakli Labadze at the 2004 Indian Wells Masters.

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31.

Nikoloz Basilashvili lost in the final to 21st seed, Cameron Norrie, in three sets.

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32.

Nikoloz Basilashvili started his 2022 season by representing Georgia at the ATP Cup.

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33.

Nikoloz Basilashvili was seeded third and was the defending champion at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

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34.

Nikoloz Basilashvili reached the final where he fell to second seed and world No 16, Roberto Bautista Agut, in a rematch of the previous year's final.

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35.

Nikoloz Basilashvili started his grass-court season at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart.

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