Alex Metreveli

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Alex Metreveli
Full name Alexander Irakleivich Metreveli
Country  Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1944-11-02) November 2, 1944 (age 70)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired 1978
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 183-90 (Open era)
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 9 (June 3, 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1972)
French Open SF (1972)
Wimbledon F (1973)
US Open QF (1974)
Doubles
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.

In 1962, aged 17, Metreveli lost 7–5 to Stanley Matthews in the Wimbledon Boys' Championship.[1]

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 In that year 13 of the 16 seeded men had withdrawn from Wimbledon in protest at the suspension of Nikki Pilic by the Yugoslav tennis federation.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[edit]

Runner-up (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1973 Wimbledon Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6–1, 9–8, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Could've been a contender" - The Guardian, 27 July 2007

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