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Irakli Labadze (Georgian: ირაკლი ლაბაძე, translit.: irak'li labadze, pronounced [irɑkʼli lɑbɑd͡zɛ]; born June 9, 1981) is a Georgian retired professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 42, which he attained in July 2004.

Irakli Labadze
Country (sports) Georgia
ResidenceTbilisi, Georgia
Born (1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 38)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2010
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,234,668
Singles
Career record50–83
Career titles0
9 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 42 (July 5, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
French Open2R (2002, 2004)
Wimbledon4R (2006)
US Open1R (2002, 2004)
Doubles
Career record27–34
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 100 (October 29, 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon3R (2006)
US Open1R (2004)
Last updated on: February 18, 2017.

CareerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Labadze had a successful junior career, notably reaching the final of the Wimbledon boys' singles in 1998 and losing to future World No.1 Roger Federer. Together with Lovro Zovko he won the 1999 French Open boys' doubles.

Pro tourEdit

Labadze's most successful appearance at a Grand Slam event came at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the fourth round. After eliminating Gastón Gaudio and Mardy Fish, he was defeated by the eventual runner-up Rafael Nadal in three sets. It was to be his last appearance in the singles main draw at a major championship.

Labadze's best result in Masters 1000 tournaments was reaching the semifinals of the 2004 Indian Wells Masters. After defeating Carlos Moyá and James Blake, he lost to Tim Henman in straight sets.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

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 (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2001 Orange Warsaw Open, Poland Clay   Attila Sávolt   Paul Hanley
  Nathan Healey
6–7(10–12), 2–6
Loss 2001 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard (i)   Marat Safin   Denis Golovanov
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5–7, 4–6
Loss 2002 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard (i)   Marat Safin   David Adams
  Jared Palmer
6–7(8–10), 3–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
French Open A A Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 Q1 A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 4R A Q1 0 / 4 5–4 56%
US Open A Q1 A 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–4 0–3 2–4 0–1 3–1 0–0 0 / 13 7–13 35%
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals DNQ 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Year End Ranking 169 109 92 73 78 143 167 1461 539
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L Win %
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A SF 1R 0 / 2 5–2 71%
Miami 1R Q2 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Monte Carlo Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Madrid A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome Q1 Q2 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Canada A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Hamburg A Q2 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Paris A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 7–7 1–2 0 / 10 8–10 44%

TitlesEdit

Singles (10)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
Futures (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. 2000   Boca Raton Hard   Marcos Daniel 6–4, 6–4
2. 2000   Furth Clay   Daniel Elsner 6–4, 6–4
3. 2001   Birmingham Clay   James Blake 6–2, 6–3
4. 2001   Bucharest Clay   Emilio Benfele Álvarez 6–4, 6–2
5. 2002   Brest Carpet   Paradorn Srichaphan 6–4, 7–5
6. 2002   Kiev Clay   Gorka Fraile 6–0, 4–6, 6–4
7. 2003   Kiev Clay   Petr Kralert 6–1, 6–2
8. 2003   Saint-Jean-de-Luz Hard   Fabrice Santoro 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
9. 2003   Dnepropetrovsk Hard   Harel Levy 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
10. 2005   Biella Hard   Carlos Berlocq 7–6(7–4), 6–0

Doubles: (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1999   Vero Beach Clay   Lovro Zovko   Hugo Armando
  Mitch Sprengelmeyer
7–6, 7–6
2. 2000   Quito Clay   Francisco Costa   Eric Nunez
  Martin Stringari
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
3. 2000   Santiago Clay   Dušan Vemić   Joan Balcells
  Germán Puentes
6–3, 6–4
4. 2003   Mönchengladbach Clay   Rogier Wassen   Karsten Braasch
  Franz Stauder
6–7(7–4), 6–2, 6–2
5. 2005   Reggio Emilia Clay   Yuri Schukin   Francesco Aldi
  Francesco Aldi
6–4, 6–3
6. 2008   Samarkand Clay   Denis Matsukevich   Danila Arsenov
  Vaja Uzakov
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [10–3]

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