May 23, 1985 |
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||64–123 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
5 Challengers, 4 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 59 (2 February 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 60 (24 February 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2014)|
|French Open||4R (2010)|
|US Open||2R (2006, 2007)|
|Career record||25-46 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 105 (24 October 2011)|
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Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russian: Теймураз Габашвили, Georgian: თეიმურაზ გაბაშვილი; born May 23, 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR) is a tennis player from Russia of Georgian origin. He was born in Georgia but moved to Moscow, Russia. Gabashvili reached the fourth round of the 2010 French Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world no. 59 in February 2009.
He began playing tennis at the age of six. He was nicknamed "Tsunami" because of his energy.
As a junior Gabashvili posted a singles win/loss record of 38–34 (47–29 in doubles) and reached as high as no. 33 in the junior world singles rankings (and no. 40 in doubles) in January 2002.
Junior Slam results:
In the first round of the 2007 US Open, Gabashvili defeated World No. 7 Fernando González in five sets. In the fourth set, Gabashvili served for the match at 5–4, but hit three consecutive double faults. He lost the game and the set, but came back in the fifth and final set to win the match.
In the third round of the 2010 French Open, he beat Andy Roddick in straight sets. However, he was beaten in the fourth round by Austria's Jurgen Melzer in four sets.
At the 2010 US Open, Gabashvili played World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the first round, and lost.
Gabashvili represented his country at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen and won a Silver medal. Despite being ranked below the top 100 in the ATP rankings, Gabashvili was still by far the highest-ranked player in the singles draw, and was thus a favorite to win Gold. He advanced all the way to the singles final without dropping a set before suffering a surprising defeat at the hands of Lim Yong-Kyu, an established member of South Korea's Davis Cup team.
Gabashvili speaks Russian, Georgian, Spanish and English. His brother, Levan played basketball for Dinamo Tbilisi, until he started to attend college at Seward County Community College in the USA in Fall 2009. Outside tennis, Gabashvili enjoys playing football and basketball. He is coached by Guillermo Canas.
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Doubles performance timeline
|Australian Open||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|French Open||1R||2R||3R||0 / 3||3–3|
|Wimbledon||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|US Open||2R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||1–4|
- Teymuraz Gabashvili at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Gabashvili Recent Match Results
- Gabashvili World Ranking History