|Full name||Alexander Irakleivich Metreveli|
November 2, 1944 |
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
|Turned pro||1968 (amateur tour from 1962)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Career record||183-90 (Open era)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (June 3, 1974)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1972)|
|French Open||SF (1972)|
|US Open||QF (1974)|
|Career record||78-84 (Open era)|
|Career titles||2 (Open era)|
Alexander Metreveli (Georgian: ალექსანდრე მეტრეველი; Russian: Александр Ираклиевич Метревели – Aleksandr Iraklievich Metreveli, born November 2, 1944, in Tbilisi, Georgia) is a retired Soviet tennis player of Georgian background. He lives in Moscow.
Metreveli is best known for making the final at Wimbledon in 1973, where he lost to Jan Kodeš of Czechoslovakia. In that year 13 of the 16 seeded men had withdrawn from Wimbledon in protest at the suspension of Nikki Pilic by the Yugoslav tennis federation. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 9 and won 15 singles titles (5 in the Open era).
Metreveli was a member of the Dynamo sports society. He competed in professional tour events during the 1970s.
Grand Slam singles final
|Year||Championship||Opponent in Final||Score in Final|
|1973||Wimbledon||Jan Kodeš||6–1, 9–8, 6–3|
- "Could've been a contender" - The Guardian, 27 July 2007