George Bastl

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George Bastl
George Bastl.JPG
Country   Switzerland
Born (1975-04-01) April 1, 1975 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College University of Southern California
Official website www.georgebastl.com
Singles
Career record 48–89
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 71 (May 1, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2000, 2001)
French Open 1R (2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 2R (1999, 2001)
Doubles
Career record 24–34
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 73 (October 14, 2002)
Last updated on: January 24, 2013.

George Edward Bastl (born April 1, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional tennis player from Switzerland.

Tennis career[edit]

Bastl was an All-American at the University of Southern California.

He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 71 in May 2000 and reached one ATP Tour singles final at Tashkent in 1999.

The biggest win of Bastl's tennis career came in the second round of the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, where he caused one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon and Grand Slam history by defeating seven-time champion Pete Sampras, winning in five sets by the score of 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4. Bastl had only been in the main draw of 2002 Wimbledon as a lucky loser, having previously lost to Alexander Waske in three straight sets in the final qualifying round at Roehampton. He subsequently lost in the third round to eventual runner-up David Nalbandian.

He was the first player to be beaten by Andy Murray in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at Wimbledon in 2005, with Murray winning 6–4, 6–2, 6–2.[1]

Bastl and Chris Guccione beat Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich in doubles 7–5, 7–6 to win the final of the Israel Ramat Hasharon Challenger tournament in May 2009.

Singles titles (4)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1999 Germany Eckental Carpet Czech Republic Petr Luxa 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
2. 1999 Germany Nuembrecht Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm 7–6, 6–3
3. 2001 Finland Helsinki Carpet Czech Republic Ota Fukárek 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
4. 2004 Italy Milan-1 Carpet Germany Alexander Waske 7–6, 6–4

Runner-ups (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1998 Andorra Andorra Hard (I) United States Justin Gimelstob 3–6, 6–2, 6–7
2. 1999 Uzbekistan Tashkent Hard Germany Nicolas Kiefer 4–6, 2–6
3. 2003 Mexico Leon Hard United States Alex Bogomolov 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
4. 2005 Wales Wrexham Hard (I) Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
5. 2005 Luxembourg Luxembourg Hard (I) Belgium Christophe Rochus 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
6. 2008 Uzbekistan Fergana Hard Czech Republic Pavel Šnobel 5–7, 3–6

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R Q3 A Q2 A A Q2 A Q1 A A 0 / 2 0–2
French Open A A A Q2 1R Q2 Q2 Q2 A Q2 Q1 Q1 A Q1 A A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon A A A A 1R Q1 3R Q1 A 1R Q3 Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 3 2–3
US Open A A Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 Q2 A 1R 1R Q1 A Q1 A A 0 / 5 2–5
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 11 4–11
Year End Ranking 437 293 194 85 105 115 160 277 201 128 173 464 233 523 707

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