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)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1.23 July 2016Austrian Open Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Paolo Lorenzi3–6, 4–6
Runner-up2.19 February 2017Memphis Open, United StatesHard (i) Ryan Harrison1–6, 4–6

Singles performance timeline

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#APZ#POGF-SSF-BNMSNH
(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.

Tournament200920102011201220132014201520162017SRW–LWin%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian OpenAAAAAAQ11R1R0 / 20–20%
French OpenAAAAAA1R1R3R0 / 32–340%
WimbledonAAAAAQ13RQ22R0 / 23–260%
US OpenAAAAAQ21RQ11R0 / 20–20%
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–00–02–30–23–40 / 95–936%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian WellsAAAAAAQ2A1R0 / 10–10%
MiamiAAAAAAAA1R0 / 10–10%
Monte CarloAAAAAAAA1R0 / 10–10%
MadridAAAAAAAAQ10 / 00–0
RomeAAAAAAAAA0 / 00–0
CanadaAAAAAAAA1R0 / 10–10%
CincinnatiAAAAAAQ11R3R0 / 22–250%
ShanghaiAAAAAA1RQ11R0 / 20–20%
ParisAAAAAAAQ20 / 00–0
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–00–00–10–12–60 / 82–820%
Olympic Games
Summer OlympicsNot HeldANot Held1RNH0 / 10–10%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 10 / 2
Overall Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–00–14–88–1025–2737–46
Year-end ranking556635585264447178113945945%

Wins over top-10 players per season

Season2008 – 201520162017Total
Wins0112
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreBasilashvili
Rank
2016
1. Tomáš Berdych10Vienna Open, Vienna, AustriaHard (i)1R6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–5107
2017
2. Dominic Thiem8Sofia Open, Sofia, BulgariaHard (i)2R6–4, 6–487

Futures and Challenger finals

Singles: 20 (15–5)

Legend
ATP Challengers (5–1)
ITF Futures (10–4)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Winner1.24 August 2009Sochi, RussiaClay Mikhail Fufygin2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner2.18 June 2012Kazan, RussiaClay Ivan Sergeyev6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up3.2 July 2012Yerevan, ArmeniaClay Arthur De Greef0–6, 1–6
Runner-up4.6 August 2012Moscow, RussiaClay Boy Westerhof4–6, 4–6
Winner5.13 August 2012Moscow, RussiaClay Alexander Lobkov6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Winner6.10 September 2012Tbilisi, GeorgiaClay Toni Androić6–3, 4–6, 7–6(7–1)
Winner7.3 December 2012Antalya, TurkeyHard Vladimir Uzhylovsky3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner8.10 December 2012Antalya, TurkeyHard Guillermo Olaso6–2, 6–2
Winner9.12 August 2013Appiano, ItalyClay Matteo Trevisan7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up10.4 November 2013Antalya TurkeyHard Robin Kern6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up11.11 November 2013Antalya, TurkeyClay Marc Rath1–6, 3–6
Winner12.20 January 2014Kaarst, GermanyCarpet (i) Miloslav Mečíř2–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner13.19 May 2014Karshi, UzbekistanHard Chase Buchanan7–6(7–2), 6–2
Runner-up14.17 November 2014Andria, ItalyCarpet (i) Ričardas Berankis4–6, 0–1 RET
Winner15.8 December 2014Doha, QatarHard Ramkumar Ramanathan7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner16.15 December 2014Doha, QatarHard James Marsalek6–1, 6–2
Winner17.5 March 2015Ra'anana, IsraelHard Lukáš Lacko4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner18.26 July 2015Scheveningen, NetherlandsClay Andrey Kuznetsov6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner19.21 March 2016Guangzhou, PR ChinaHard Lukáš Lacko6–1, 6–7(6–8), 7–5
Winner20.14 May 2016Heilbronn, GermanyClay Jan-Lennard Struff6–4, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 6 (2–4)

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–1)
ITF Futures (2–3)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentScore
Winner1.7 March 2010McAllen, USAHard Chen Ti Jared Easton
Matheson Klein
7–5, 4–6, [10–4]
Runner-up2.28 February 2011Brownsville, USAHard Boris Nicola Bakalov Devin Britton
Greg Ouellette
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up3.18 November 2013Antalya, TurkeyClay Miljan Zekić Tom Schonenberg
Matthias Wunner
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up4.16 December 2013Doha, QatarHard Yahor Yatsyk Evan Hoyt
Skander Mansouri
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner5.27 January 2014Kaarst, GermanyCarpet (i) Alexander Bury Uladzimir Ignatik
Dimitar Kutrovsky
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up6.12 April 2015Naples, ItalyClay Alexander Bury Ilija Bozoljac
Filip Krajinović
1–6, 2–6

Davis Cup matches

2015 Davis Cup Europe Group III
RoundDateOpponentsFinal match scoreLocationSurfaceMatchOpponentRubber Score
RRJuly 15, 2015 Albania3–0San MarinoClaySingles 2Rel Pelushi6–0, 6–0 (W)
RRJuly 17, 2015 Malta3–0San MarinoClaySingles 2Bernard Cassar Torregiani6–1, 6–0 (W)
Play-offJuly 18, 2015 Estonia2–0San MarinoClaySingles 2Jurgen Zopp3–6, 6–2, 6–4 (W)
2016 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II
RoundDateOpponentsFinal match scoreLocationSurfaceMatchOpponentRubber Score
1R
March 4–6, 2016 Denmark0–5TbilisiCarpet (indoor)Singles 1Christian Sigsgaard7–6(7–4), 1–6, 4–6, 4–6 (L)
Doubles (with George Tsivadze)Sigsgaard/Nielsen6–7(3–7), 1–6, 2–6 (L)
Play-off
July 15–17, 2016 Zimbabwe3–2TbilisiHardSingles 2Mark Fynn6–3, 6–3, 6–2 (W)
Doubles (with
Nodar Itonishvili)
Lock/John Lock6–3, 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 4–6, 4–6 (L)
Singles 3Benjamin Lock6–3, 6–4, 6–2 (W)
2017 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II
RoundDateOpponentsFinal match scoreLocationSurfaceMatchOpponentRubber Score
1R
February 3–5, 2017 Finland3–2TbilisiCarpet (indoor)Singles 1Eero Vasa2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–1 (W)
Doubles (with George Tsivadze)Heliövaara/Niklas-Salminen4–6, 0–6, 3–6 (L)
Singles 3Emil Ruusuvuori6–2, 6–4, 6–4 (W)
2R
April 7–9, 2017 Lithuania2–3TbilisiHardSingles 1Tadas Babelis6–3, 6–2, 6–0 (W)
Doubles (with George Tsivadze)Grigelis/Mugevičius4–6, 3–6, 3–6 (L)
Singles 3Laurynas Grigelis6–0, 6–1, 6–0 (W)