Teymuraz Gabashvili

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Teymuraz Besikovich Gabashvili[a] (Russian: Теймураз Бесикович Габашвили; Georgian: თეიმურაზ გაბაშვილი, pronounced [tʰɛimurɑz ɡɑbɑʃvili]; born 23 May 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player. He reached the fourth round of the 2010 and 2015 French Open. His biggest weapons are his very powerful groundstrokes and his strong serve, the latter of which can reach speeds of up to 220 km/h (137 mph).

Teymuraz Gabashvili
Теймураз Габашвили
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Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1985-05-23) 23 May 1985 (age 34)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGuillermo Cañas (2015–present) & Dominic Mahboubi
Prize money$4,076,115
Singles
Career record116–199 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
10 Challengers, 5 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 43 (1 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 273 (2 December 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2014)
French Open4R (2010, 2015)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open3R (2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record45–85 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
9 Challengers, 3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 101 (13 April 2015)
Current rankingNo. 186 (2 December 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
French Open3R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2014, 2015)
US Open2R (2007)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2009, 2010)
Last updated on: 3 December 2019.

BiographyEdit

Gabashvili began playing tennis at the age of six in Tbilisi, Georgia. His mother Anna, who is a doctor, took him to play tennis and began coaching him until the age of ten. Gabashvili's family moved to Moscow, because of better opportunities there. Andrey Kesarev began coaching him when he was ten years old and at the age of 18 he turned pro. He's nicknamed "Tsunami" because of his energy.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

As a junior Gabashvili posted a singles win/loss record of 38–34 (47–29 in doubles) and reached as high as no. 33 in the junior world singles rankings (and no. 40 in doubles) in January 2002.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2002)
French Open: 1R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon: 1R (2002)
US Open: 2R (2001)

2002–2006Edit

Gabashvili made his ATP tour debut in 2004 in Båstad, where he lost to Olivier Patience of France.

2007Edit

At Wimbledon, Gabashvili faced Roger Federer in the first round and lost.

In the first round of the 2007 US Open, Gabashvili defeated World No. 7 Fernando González in five sets. In the fourth set, Gabashvili served for the match at 5–4, but hit three consecutive double faults. He lost the game and the set, but came back in the fifth and final set to win the match.[2]

2008Edit

2008 proved to be unimpressive for Gabashvili as he lost in the first round of his first four tournaments before breaking his right wrist, effectively ending his season.

2009Edit

In the first round of the 2009 US Open, he lost in straight sets to American Jesse Levine.

2010Edit

In the third round of the 2010 French Open, he beat Andy Roddick in straight sets. However, he was beaten in the fourth round by Austria's Jürgen Melzer in four sets.

At the 2010 US Open, Gabashvili played World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the first round, and lost.

2011Edit

Gabashvili represented his country at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen and won a silver medal. Despite being ranked below the top 100 in the ATP rankings, Gabashvili was still by far the highest-ranked player in the singles draw, and was thus a favorite to win Gold. He advanced all the way to the singles final without dropping a set before suffering a surprising defeat at the hands of Lim Yong-Kyu, an established member of South Korea's Davis Cup team.

2012–2015Edit

At the 2015 French Open, Gabashvili reapeated his 2010's result and advanced to the fourth round without losing a set, defeating in order, 10th seed Feliciano López, Juan Mónaco and Lukáš Rosol. In the fourth round, he lost in straight sets to 5th seed Kei Nishikori.[3]

At the 2015 Citi Open, Gabashvili upset two time Grand Slam champion and world No. 3 Andy Murray in the second round in three tight sets to claim only his fourth ever win against a Top 10 player, however he lost to Ričardas Berankis in the next round in two sets.

Personal lifeEdit

Gabashvili speaks Russian, Georgian, Spanish and English. He has a daughter named Nicole. His younger sister Ekaterina graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California. His younger brother, Levan played professional basketball for Dinamo Tbilisi, until he started to attend college at Seward County Community College. Outside of tennis, Gabashvili enjoys spending time with his daughter, and also likes reading, playing football, and basketball. He is coached by Guillermo Cañas.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)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 (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2007 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, US International Hard   Ivo Karlović   Juan Martín del Potro
  Travis Parrott
6–3, 2–6, [6–10]
Win 1–1 Apr 2015 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, US 250 Series Clay   Ričardas Berankis   Treat Huey
  Scott Lipsky
6–4, 6–4

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 26 (15–11)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (10–9)
ITF Futures Tour (5–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (9–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2003 Spain F10, Tenerife Futures Hard   Roman Valent 6–2, 6–0
Win 2–0 Jul 2003 Georgia F1, Tbilisi Futures Clay   Jan Minář 6–4, 6–1
Win 3–0 Jul 2003 Georgia F2, Tbilisi Futures Clay   Martin Slanar 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 4–0 Aug 2003 Russia F3, Zhukovsky Futures Clay   Alexander Sikanov 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Loss 4–1 Aug 2004 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Michal Mertiňák 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 4–2 Jun 2005 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay   Sergio Roitman 2–6, 3–6
Win 5–2 Jul 2005 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay   Adrián García 6–4, 6–2
Loss 5–3 Nov 2005 Reunion Island, Réunion Challenger Hard   Philipp Kohlschreiber 2–6, 3–6
Win 6–3 May 2008 Telde, Spain Challenger Clay   Pablo Andújar 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Win 7–3 Jun 2008 Karlsruhe, Germany Challenger Clay   Tobias Kamke 6–1, 6–4
Win 8–3 Jun 2008 Milan, Italy Challenger Clay   Diego Hartfield 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Win 9–3 Oct 2008 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i)   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 6–4, 6–4
Loss 9–4 Jul 2009 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Óscar Hernández Pérez 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 9–5 Aug 2011 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard   Rainer Schüttler 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 4–6
Loss 9–6 May 2012 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay   Martin Kližan 5–7, 3–6
Win 10–6 May 2013 Karshi, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Radu Albot 6–4, 6–4
Win 11–6 May 2013 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay   Oleksandr Nedovyesov 6–3, 6–4
Loss 11–7 Sep 2013 Kenitra, Morocco Challenger Clay   Dominic Thiem 6–7(4–7), 1–5 ret.
Loss 11–8 Oct 2013 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Dudi Sela 1–6, 2–6
Win 12–8 May 2015 Karshi, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Evgeny Donskoy 5–2 ret.
Win 13–8 May 2015 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay   Yuki Bhambri 6–3, 6–1
Win 14–8 Jun 2015 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Alexander Kudryavtsev 6–2, 1–0 ret.
Loss 14–9 May 2017 Gimcheon, South Korea Challenger Hard   Thomas Fabbiano 5–7, 1–6
Loss 14–10 Apr 2018 Egypt F11, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Lucas Miedler 3–6, 5–7
Win 15–10 Apr 2018 Egypt F12, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Lucas Miedler 6–2, 6–3
Loss 15–11 Apr 2018 Kazakhstan F5, Shymkent Futures Clay   Denis Yevseyev 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 19 (12–7)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (9–6)
ITF Futures Tour (3–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8–4)
Clay (4–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2002 Russia F2, Saransk Futures Clay   Alexander Pavlioutchenkov   Sergei Demekhine
  Ivan Syrov
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 2–0 Jun 2003 Spain F9, La Palma Futures Hard   Alexander Pavlioutchenkov   Rafael Moreno-Negrín
  Ferran Ventura-Martell
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–0 Aug 2004 Togliatti, Russia Challenger Hard   Dmitri Vlasov   James Auckland
  Ladislav Švarc
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 4–0 Nov 2005 Reunion Island, Réunion Challenger Hard   Stéphane Robert   Ivan Cerović
  Petar Popović
6–4, 6–3
Win 5–0 Oct 2006 Grenoble, France Challenger Hard (i)   Evgeny Korolev   Thomas Oger
  Nicolas Tourte
7–5, 6–4
Win 6–0 Sep 2009 Trnava, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Grigor Dimitrov   Jan Minář
  Lukáš Rosol
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Loss 6–1 Oct 2009 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i)   Alejandro Falla   Denis Istomin
  Evgeny Korolev
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [9–11]
Loss 6–2 Jul 2011 Dortmund, Germany Challenger Clay   Andrey Kuznetsov   Dominik Meffert
  Björn Phau
4–6, 3–6
Win 7–2 May 2012 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Radu Albot   Adam Pavlásek
  Jiří Veselý
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss 7–3 Jun 2012 Monza, Italy Challenger Clay   Stefano Ianni   Andrey Golubev
  Yuriy Schukin
6–7(4–7), 7–5, [7–10]
Win 8–3 Apr 2013 Savannah, USA Challenger Clay   Denys Molchanov   Michael Russell
  Tim Smyczek
6–2, 7–5
Win 9–3 Oct 2013 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Mikhail Elgin   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
6–4, 6–4
Win 10–3 May 2017 Gimcheon, South Korea Challenger Hard   Marco Chiudinelli   Ruan Roelofse
  Yi Chu-huan
6–1, 6–3
Loss 10–4 Mar 2018 Russia F3, Kazan Futures Hard (i)   Roman Safiullin   Alexander Pavlioutchenkov
  Evgenii Tiurnev
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 11–4 Apr 2018 Egypt F12, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Lucas Miedler   Marat Deviatiarov
  Vladyslav Manafov
6–4, 6–0
Loss 11–5 May 2019 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay   Sergey Fomin   Gonçalo Oliveira
  Andrei Vasilevski
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Win 12–5 Aug 2019 Portorož, Slovenia Challenger Hard   Carlos Gómez-Herrera   Lucas Miedler
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 6–2
Loss 12–6 Sep 2019 Baotou, China Challenger Hard   Sasikumar Mukund   Nam Ji-sung
  Song Min-kyu
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Loss 12–7 Jan 2020 Rennes, France Challenger Hard   Lukas Lacko   Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
  Antonio Sancic
5-7, 7-6(7-5), [7-10]

Career performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A 3R 1R 1R 2–7 22.22
French Open A 1R A 2R 4R 1R Q1 Q3 2R 4R 3R 10–7 58.82
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 2R 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R 1–8 11.11
US Open 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R Q1 3R 2R 1R 5–9 35.71
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–4 4–4 0–3 0–1 0–1 5–4 4–4 2–4 18–31 36.73
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 3R Q1 2R A 1R A A 2R 1R 1R 4–6 40.00
Miami Masters A 2R Q1 2R A 2R A A 2R 2R 1R 5–6 45.45
Monte Carlo Masters 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 A A A 2R A 1R 1–4 20.00
Rome Masters 1R 1R A Q2 A Q1 A A A A 1R 0–3 00.00
Hamburg Masters A Q2 A Not Masters Series 0–0 00.00
Madrid Masters A Q2 A 1R A Q1 A A 1R A 1R 0–3 00.00
Canada Masters 1R Q2 A Q1 A A Q2 Q1 A A A 0–1 00.00
Cincinnati Masters A Q2 A Q1 A A A Q1 1R A A 0–1 00.00
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series Q1 Q2 A A 1R Q1 0–1 00.00
Paris Masters 3R 1R A Q1 Q1 Q1 A A Q1 1R 2–3 40.00
Win–Loss 1–4 3–5 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–6 1–3 0–5 12–28 30.00
Year-end Ranking 112 125 65 106 80 138 182 76 67 50

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R A A 1R 0–2 00.00
French Open 1R A 2R A 3R A A 2R 4–4 50.00
Wimbledon 1R A A A A A Q1 2R 1–2 33.33
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1–5 16.67
Win–Loss 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 6–12
Year-end Ranking 172 279 184 237 130 307 191 164

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2007
1.   Fernando González 7 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1R 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 5–7, 6–4
2010
2.   Andy Roddick 8 Roland Garros, Paris, France Clay 3R 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
2014
3.   David Ferrer 5 Barcelona, Spain Clay 2R 6–4, 6–2
2015
4.   Andy Murray 3 Washington D.C., United States Hard 2R 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)

National participationEdit

Davis Cup (6–6)Edit

Group membership
World Group (1–3)
WG Play-off (1–3)
Group I (4–0)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (6–4)
Doubles (0–2)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 4–1; 6–8 March 2009; Sala Transilvania, Sibiu, Romania; World Group; Carpet(i) surface
Victory 1 V Singles (dead rubber)   Romania Victor Crivoi 6–4, 6–2
 3–2; 5–7 March 2010; Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow, Russia; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 2 III Doubles (with Igor Kunitsyn)   India Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Defeat 3 V Singles (dead rubber) Rohan Bopanna 6–7(5–7), 4–6
 2–3; 4–6 March 2011; Boråshallen, Borås, Sweden; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 4 II Singles   Sweden Joachim Johansson 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
 0–5; 14–16 September 2012; Harmonia Tenis Clube, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil; World Group play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 5 II Singles   Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 3–6, 6–4, 0–6, 6–7(4–7)
Defeat 6 III Doubles (with Alex Bogomolov, Jr.) Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares 5–7, 2–6, 6–7(7–9)
 2–3; 31 January – 2 February 2014; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa First round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 7 V Singles (dead rubber)   Poland Michal Przysiezny 7–5, 7–5
 1–4; 18–20 September 2015; Baikal-Arena, Irkutsk, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 8 I Singles   Italy Simone Bolelli 7–6(7–2), 6–1, 6–3
Defeat 9 IV Singles Fabio Fognini 6–7(4–7), 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
 5–0; 4–6 March 2016; Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia; Europe/Africa First round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 10 II Singles   Sweden Daniel Windahl 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
Victory 11 IV Singles (dead rubber) Isak Arvidsson 6–4, 6–0
 4–1; 15–17 July 2016; National Tennis Centre, Moscow, Russia; World Group Second round; Hard surface
Victory 12 II Singles   Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–4

ATP Cup (2–1)Edit

Matches by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Matches by type
Singles (0–0)
Doubles (2–1)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 8–1; 3–7 January 2020; Perth Arena, Perth, Australia; Group stage; Hard surface
Victory 1 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)   Norway Viktor Durasovic / Casper Ruud 7–6(7–4), 6–4
 3–3; 10–11 January 2020; Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia; Knockout stage; Hard surface
Victory 2 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)   Argentina Máximo González / Andrés Molteni 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Defeat 3 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)   Serbia Nikola Čačić / Viktor Troicki 4–6, 6–7(7–9)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ formerly transliterated as Teimuraz Gabashvili[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gabashvili Changes His First Name : Tennis Connected". archive.org. 22 July 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Tennis-Nishikori hurries past Gabashvili into quarter-finals". Reuters. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.

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