Alex Metreveli

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Alex Metreveli
Full name Alexander Irakleivich Metreveli
Country (sports)  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 (one-handed backhand)
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)
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. Honorary citizen of Australia.

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. 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


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

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