George Edward Bastl (born 1 April 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.

George Bastl
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Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1975-04-01) 1 April 1975 (age 44)
Ollon
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Southern California
Official websitewww.georgebastl.com
Singles
Career record48–89
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 71 (1 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2000, 2001)
French Open1R (2000)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US Open2R (1999, 2001)
Doubles
Career record24–34
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 73 (14 October 2002)

Tennis careerEdit

Bastl was an All-American at the University of Southern California.

He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 71 in May 2000 and reached one ATP Tour singles final at Tashkent in 1999.

The biggest win of Bastl's tennis career came in the second round of the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, where he caused one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon and Grand Slam history by defeating seven-time champion Pete Sampras, winning in five sets by the score of 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4. Bastl had only been in the main draw of 2002 Wimbledon as a lucky loser, having previously lost to Alexander Waske in three straight sets in the final qualifying round at Roehampton. He beat Denis Golovanov in the first round and after beating Sampras he lost in the third round to eventual runner-up David Nalbandian. Bastl teamed up with Roger Federer in the men's doubles at the US Open in 2002. They got to the third round before being knocked out by Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett.

Bastl was the first player to be beaten by Andy Murray in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at Wimbledon in 2005, with Murray winning 6–4, 6–2, 6–2.[1]

Singles titles (4)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1999 Eckental Carpet   Petr Luxa 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
2. 1999 Nuembrecht Carpet   Martin Damm 7–6, 6–3
3. 2001 Helsinki Carpet   Ota Fukárek 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
4. 2004 Milan-1 Carpet   Alexander Waske 7–6, 6–4

Runners-up (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1998 Andorra Hard (I)   Justin Gimelstob 3–6, 6–2, 6–7
2. 1999 Tashkent Hard   Nicolas Kiefer 4–6, 2–6
3. 2003 Leon Hard   Alex Bogomolov 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
4. 2005 Wrexham Hard (I)   Vladimir Voltchkov 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
5. 2005 Luxembourg Hard (I)   Christophe Rochus 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
6. 2008 Fergana Hard   Pavel Šnobel 5–7, 3–6

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R Q3 A Q2 A A Q2 A Q1 A A 0 / 2 0–2
French Open A A A Q2 1R Q2 Q2 Q2 A Q2 Q1 Q1 A Q1 A A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon A A A A 1R Q1 3R Q1 A 1R Q3 Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 3 2–3
US Open A A Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 Q2 A 1R 1R Q1 A Q1 A A 0 / 5 2–5
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 11 4–11
Year End Ranking 437 293 194 85 105 115 160 277 201 128 173 464 233 523 707

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