Georgia, Indian Wells, Federer: Everything you always wanted to know about Nikoloz Basilashvili (but never had time to find out) – updated with court judgement

Nikoloz Basilashvili is making a habit of 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.

Is Basilashvili 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 denied the charges, was bailed for 100,000 GEL and the matter went to court. On October 22, Basilashvili was acquitted of the charges. According to OC Media, Basilashvili described it as a “fair decision”.

“All these false accusations were very difficult for me to bear, and I am very glad that it’s all over,” he said. “The priority for me now is to restore my relationship with  my child.”

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).

What did Nikoloz Basilashvili do at Indian Wells in 2021?

Basilashvili reached 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. He lost in the final to Cameron Norrie.

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 Basilashvili 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 Basilashvili 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 Basilashvili won in his career?

As of October 22, 2022, Basilashvili had won $8.5 million in career prize money, including $! million in 2022.

Is Nikoloz Basilashvili on social media?

Basilashvili is active on Instagram and Facebook. As of October 17, 2021, the 29-year-old has over 97,000 followers on Instagram, and more than 110,000 followers on Facebook.

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