Nikoloz Basilashvili ( Georgian: ნიკოლოზ ბასილაშვილი , translit.: nik'oloz basilashvili , pronounced [nikʼɔlɔz bɑsilɑʃvili] ; [6] born 23 February 1992) is a Georgian professional tennis player. He reached two ATP finals and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world no. 51 on 19th June 2017 [7] .

Career

Junior career

Nikoloz didn't play in any Grand Slams during his junior career. He reached a career high combined (singles and doubles) of World No. 59 on January 5, 2009. He ended his junior career with a 35–22 record on singles and 14–17 on doubles. [8]

Basilashvili played in his first ITF Junior Circuit tournament in later 2006 at the G2 Jerry Simmons Tournament. He lost in the first qualifying round. [9] In 2007, he managed to break through the qualifying of two G4 tournaments in Israel and a G3 in Romania. Nikoloz lost in the Round of 16 in all of them. Later that year, he reached his first semifinal at any junior tournament doing that in doubles for the first time at the US Junior Hard Court Championships, partnering Patrick Daciek. In singles, he reached that round at the G4 USTA Illinois losing to Filip Krajinovic, in September. [10] [11]

In 2008, Nikoloz won his only junior title, the G4 Tennis Express tournament, defeating Raymond Sarmiento in three sets. The Georgian played mostly at G1 and GA tournaments that year, breaking through the qualifiers of the Eddie Herr Tennis Championship and the Orange Bowl. He reached the round of 16 in the first and the quarterfinals in the later. The Orange Bowl was his last Junior tournament. [12]

Senior career

In 2015, he qualified for his first Grand Slam Tournament – Roland Garros, losing in the first round to Thanasi Kokkinakis. Later in the same year he managed to qualify for Wimbledon, where he beat Facundo Bagnis and the 15th seed Feliciano López, advancing to the third round of a major for the first time in his career. Later that year he managed to qualify for US Open too, where he lost to Feliciano López in the first round in straight sets.

In 2016, he qualified for his first Australian Open, losing the first round in straight sets to Roger Federer. That year in July Basilashvili played in his first ATP tournament final, the Austrian Open Kitzbühel that is part of the 250 series, where he lost to Paolo Lorenzi in two sets. In October Georgian player got his first Top 10 win, when he defeated world number 10 Tomáš Berdych in Vienna Open.

In February 2017 Basilashvili participated in the Sofia event, grabbing victories over Adrian Mannarino, 1st seed Dominic Thiem and 8th seed Martin Kližan, before losing to 3rd seed and eventual winner Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals. Basilashvili continued his good form on Memphis Open, where he defeated 1st seed Ivo Karlović and went to reach the final, but lost to Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

In June 2017, Basilashvili achieved a career-high singles ranking of 51.

At the 2017 French Open, after defeating Gilles Simon and Viktor Troicki, Basilashvili lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the third round, winning just one game across three sets. [13]

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

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 (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 July 2016 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Paolo Lorenzi 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 February 2017 Memphis Open, United States Hard (i) Ryan Harrison 1–6, 4–6

Singles performance timeline

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.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A Q1 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Wimbledon A A A A A Q1 3R Q2 2R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
US Open A A A A A Q2 1R Q1 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–2 3–4 0 / 9 5–9 36%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A Q2 A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid A A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A A Q1 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Shanghai A A A A A A 1R Q1 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Paris A A A A A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–6 0 / 8 2–8 20%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–8 8–10 25–27 37–46
Year-end ranking 556 635 585 264 447 178 113 94 59 45%

Wins over top-10 players per season

Season 2008 – 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 1 1 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Basilashvili
Rank
2016
1. Tomáš Berdych 10 Vienna Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 1R 6–4, 6–7 (5–7) , 7–5 107
2017
2. Dominic Thiem 8 Sofia Open, Sofia, Bulgaria Hard (i) 2R 6–4, 6–4 87

Futures and Challenger finals

Singles: 20 (15–5)

Legend
ATP Challengers (5–1)
ITF Futures (10–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 August 2009 Sochi, Russia Clay Mikhail Fufygin 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 18 June 2012 Kazan, Russia Clay Ivan Sergeyev 6–4, 7–6 (7–4)
Runner-up 3. 2 July 2012 Yerevan, Armenia Clay Arthur De Greef 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 6 August 2012 Moscow, Russia Clay Boy Westerhof 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 13 August 2012 Moscow, Russia Clay Alexander Lobkov 6–3, 7–6 (7–0)
Winner 6. 10 September 2012 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Toni Androić 6–3, 4–6, 7–6 (7–1)
Winner 7. 3 December 2012 Antalya, Turkey Hard Vladimir Uzhylovsky 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 10 December 2012 Antalya, Turkey Hard Guillermo Olaso 6–2, 6–2
Winner 9. 12 August 2013 Appiano, Italy Clay Matteo Trevisan 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 4 November 2013 Antalya Turkey Hard Robin Kern 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 11 November 2013 Antalya, Turkey Clay Marc Rath 1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 20 January 2014 Kaarst, Germany Carpet (i) Miloslav Mečíř 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 19 May 2014 Karshi, Uzbekistan Hard Chase Buchanan 7–6 (7–2) , 6–2
Runner-up 14. 17 November 2014 Andria, Italy Carpet (i) Ričardas Berankis 4–6, 0–1 RET
Winner 15. 8 December 2014 Doha, Qatar Hard Ramkumar Ramanathan 7–6 (7–5) , 6–2
Winner 16. 15 December 2014 Doha, Qatar Hard James Marsalek 6–1, 6–2
Winner 17. 5 March 2015 Ra'anana, Israel Hard Lukáš Lacko 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. 26 July 2015 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay Andrey Kuznetsov 6–7 (3–7) , 7–6 (7–4) , 6–3
Winner 19. 21 March 2016 Guangzhou, PR China Hard Lukáš Lacko 6–1, 6–7 (6–8) , 7–5
Winner 20. 14 May 2016 Heilbronn, Germany Clay Jan-Lennard Struff 6–4, 7–6 (7–3)

Doubles: 6 (2–4)

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–1)
ITF Futures (2–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 7 March 2010 McAllen, USA Hard Chen Ti Jared Easton
Matheson Klein
7–5, 4–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 2. 28 February 2011 Brownsville, USA Hard Boris Nicola Bakalov Devin Britton
Greg Ouellette
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 18 November 2013 Antalya, Turkey Clay Miljan Zekić Tom Schonenberg
Matthias Wunner
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 16 December 2013 Doha, Qatar Hard Yahor Yatsyk Evan Hoyt
Skander Mansouri
4–6, 6–7 (2–7)
Winner 5. 27 January 2014 Kaarst, Germany Carpet (i) Alexander Bury Uladzimir Ignatik
Dimitar Kutrovsky
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 6. 12 April 2015 Naples, Italy Clay Alexander Bury Ilija Bozoljac
Filip Krajinović
1–6, 2–6

Davis Cup matches

2015 Davis Cup Europe Group III
Round Date Opponents Final match score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
RR July 15, 2015 Albania 3–0 San Marino Clay Singles 2 Rel Pelushi 6–0, 6–0 ( W )
RR July 17, 2015 Malta 3–0 San Marino Clay Singles 2 Bernard Cassar Torregiani 6–1, 6–0 ( W )
Play-off July 18, 2015 Estonia 2–0 San Marino Clay Singles 2 Jurgen Zopp 3–6, 6–2, 6–4 ( W )
2016 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II
Round Date Opponents Final match score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
1R
March 4–6, 2016 Denmark 0–5 Tbilisi Carpet (indoor) Singles 1 Christian Sigsgaard 7–6 (7–4) , 1–6, 4–6, 4–6 ( L )
Doubles (with George Tsivadze) Sigsgaard / Nielsen 6–7 (3–7) , 1–6, 2–6 ( L )
Play-off
July 15–17, 2016 Zimbabwe 3–2 Tbilisi Hard Singles 2 Mark Fynn 6–3, 6–3, 6–2 ( W )
Doubles (with
Nodar Itonishvili)
Lock / John Lock 6–3, 6–3, 6–7 (6–8) , 4–6, 4–6 ( L )
Singles 3 Benjamin Lock 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 ( W )
2017 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II
Round Date Opponents Final match score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
1R
February 3–5, 2017 Finland 3–2 Tbilisi Carpet (indoor) Singles 1 Eero Vasa 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–1 ( W )
Doubles (with George Tsivadze) Heliövaara / Niklas-Salminen 4–6, 0–6, 3–6 ( L )
Singles 3 Emil Ruusuvuori 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 ( W )
2R
April 7–9, 2017 Lithuania 2–3 Tbilisi Hard Singles 1 Tadas Babelis 6–3, 6–2, 6–0 ( W )
Doubles (with George Tsivadze) Grigelis / Mugevičius 4–6, 3–6, 3–6 ( L )
Singles 3 Laurynas Grigelis 6–0, 6–1, 6–0 ( W )