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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).
Gabashvili at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||23 May 1985|
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Guillermo Cañas (2015–present) & Dominic Mahboubi|
|Career record||116–199 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
10 Challengers, 4 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (1 February 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 257 (29 January 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2014)|
|French Open||4R (2010, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Career record||45-84 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 101 (13 April 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 130 (1 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|French Open||3R (2011)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2014, 2015)|
|US Open||2R (2007)|
|Davis Cup||QF (2009, 2010)|
|Last updated on: 1 February 2018.|
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 opportunitites 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.
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:
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.
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.
At the 2010 US Open, Gabashvili played World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the first round, and lost.
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.
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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.
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.
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
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2007||Indianapolis Tennis Championships, US||International||Hard||Ivo Karlović|| Juan Martín del Potro
|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
Career performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||3R||Q1||2R||A||1R||A||A||2R||1R||1R||4–6||40.00|
|Monte Carlo Masters||1R||1R||Q1||Q1||Q2||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||1–4||20.00|
|Hamburg Masters||A||Q2||A||Not Masters Series||0–0||00.00|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||Q1||Q2||A||A||1R||Q1||0–1||00.00|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
|1.||Fernando González||7||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||1R||6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 5–7, 6–4|
|2.||Andy Roddick||8||Roland Garros, Paris, France||Clay||3R||6–4, 6–4, 6–2|
|3.||David Ferrer||5||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||2R||6–4, 6–2|
|4.||Andy Murray||3||Washington D.C., United States||Hard||2R||6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)|
- indicates the outcome of the Davis Cup match followed by the score, date, place of event, the zonal classification and its phase, and the court surface.
|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|
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- "Tennis-Nishikori hurries past Gabashvili into quarter-finals". Reuters. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.