Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili
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    • Nickname is Basil.
    • Speaks English, Georgian and Russian.
    • Began playing tennis at age 5 with his father.
    • Son, Lukas; father, Nodar, was a dancer in Georgian national ballet; mother, Natalia, was a doctor; brother, Tengiz.
    • Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
    • Dream opponent is Marat Safin.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournament is Wimbledon.
    • Out of superstition, never goes on court without a headband.
    • Hobbies include aviation, movies and cooking.
    • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would be a pilot or a psychologist.
    • Admires countrymen Zaza Pachulia (basketball) and Kahka Kaladze (football).
    • Trained from 2007 to 2011 in Sacramento, CA, USA.


    • Broke into Top 20 and achieved career-high No. 16 in 2019 after advancing to Grand Slam 4R for 1st time at 2018 US Open.
    • Earned personal-best 33 victories in 2021, highlighted by biggest win of career over No. 3 Tsitsipas en route to 1st ATP Masters 1000 final at Indian Wells.
    • Captured 5 ATP Tour titles despite 145-169 career record (.462) and 5 ATP Challenger Tour titles despite 57-57 career record (.500).
    • En route to titles, defeated No. 4 Del Potro at 2018 Beijing, No. 5 A. Zverev at 2019 Hamburg (saved 2 MPs) and No. 6 Federer at 2021 Doha (saved 1 MP).
    • Father, Nodar, was a dancer in Georgian national ballet.


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