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Georgia, Indian Wells, Federer: 10 questions about Nikoloz Basilashvili

Nikoloz Basilashvili is making a habit for creating new milestones when it comes to players from his country on the ATP Tour. Here are some responses to common questions you may have about the Georgian

Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Tennis BMW Open 2021 ATP MTTC Iphitos Munich Germany Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Tennis BMW Open 2021 ATP MTTC Iphitos Munich Germany Image Credit: Imago / Panoramic

Who is Nikoloz Basilashvili?

Nikoloz Basilashvili is a professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour. He was born on February 23, 1992.

Which country is Nikoloz Basilashvili from?

Basilashvili was born and resides in Georgia, a country located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, with a population of around 4 million.

Basilavashili became the first player from Georgia to reach an ATP Tour final (Kitzbuhel in 2016) and was also the first from his country to win an ATP singles title (Hamburg 2018 as a qualifier).

Why is Nikoloz Basilashvili in the news?

Basilashvili is through to the final of the 2021 Indian Wells Masters – marking the first time that a player from Georgia has reached the final of an ATP Masters 1000 final.

Seeded 29th at the BNP Paribas Open, Basilashvili beat 24th seeded Karen Khachanov, No 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, and 31st seeded Taylor Fritz on his way to achieving the milestone.

Is Basilavashili facing a legal case in Georgia?

In May 2020, Basilashvili was arrested on domestic violence charges in Georgia. As per reports, he had allegedly assaulted his former wife Neka Dorokashvili in front of a minor. The pair have a son, Lukas, born in 2015.

Basilashvili, who has denied the charges, was bailed on paying 100,000 GEL and the matter is currently under legal proceedings in Georgia.

What is Basilashvili ‘s highest ranking?

Basilashvili’s highest ranking is No 16, which he achieved in May 2019. You can find his current ranking and ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.

Has Basilavashili defeated Roger Federer?

The Georgian scored one of the biggest wins of his career when he defeated 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the quarter-finals in Doha in March 2021 en route to winning the title.

How many titles has Nikoloz Basilavashili won in his career?

Basilashvili has won five ATP singles titles in his career, three of them coming on German clay: Hamburg in 2018 and 2019, and Munich in 2021. His other two titles came on hardcourts – Beijing in 2018 and Doha in 2021.

What is Basilashvili’s best performance at a Grand Slam?

Basilashvili’s best performance at a Grand Slam has been reaching the fourth round of the US Open in 2018. He has also reached the third round of the Australian Open (2018, 2019), French Open (2017), and Wimbledon (2015).

How much prize money has Nikoloz Basilavashili won in his career?

As of October 11, 2021, Basilashvili had won $6.72 million in career prize money, including $948,529 in 2021.

Is Nikoloz Basilavashili on social media?

Basilavashili is active on Instagram and Facebook. As of October 17, 2021, the 29-year-old has over 90, 000 followers on Instagram, and more than 112,000 followers on Facebook.

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