Alex Metreveli

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Alex Metreveli
ალექსანდრე მეტრეველი
Александр Метревели
Full name Alexander Metreveli
Country (sports)  Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1944-11-02) 2 November 1944 (age 73)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Turned pro 1962
Retired 1980
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 352-142 (71.2%) (per-open,open era) [1]
Career titles 16 [2]
Highest ranking No. 9 (3 June 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)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1972)
French Open SF (1974)
Wimbledon 3R (1965, 1971, 1972, 1973)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1968, 1970)

Alexander Metreveli (Georgian: ალექსანდრე მეტრეველი, translit.: aleksandre met'reveli, pronounced [ɑlɛkʰsɑndrɛ mɛtʼrɛvɛli]; Russian: Александр Ираклиевич Метревели; born 2 November 1944) is a retired Soviet tennis player of Georgian background. He lives in Moscow. Metreveli is an honorary citizen of Australia.

In 1962, aged 17, Metreveli lost 10–8, 3–6, 6–4[3] to Stanley Matthews in the final of the Wimbledon Boys' Championship.[4]

Metreveli is best known for making the final at Wimbledon in 1973, where he lost to Jan Kodeš of Czechoslovakia.[5] He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 9 and won 16 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. He now works as a sports commentator alongside Anna Dmitrieva.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1973 Wimbledon Grass Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 1–6, 8–9, 3–6

Mixed doubles (2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1968 Wimbledon Grass Soviet Union Olga Morozova Australia Margaret Court
Australia Ken Fletcher
1–6, 12–14
Runner-up 1970 Wimbledon Grass Soviet Union Olga Morozova United States Rosemary Casals
Romania Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–4, 7–9

Grand Slam Tournament Performance Timeline (Singles)[edit]

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A SF QF A QF A
French Open A A A 2R QF 3R 1R 1R 4R 2R SF 2R 2R 2R A
Wimbledon A 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 2R 4R QF F QF 4R 3R
US Open 3R A A A A A A A 3R A A A QF 1R 2R


  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Alexi Metreveli: Career match record". Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Alex Metreveli: Career tournament results". Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
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  4. ^ "Could've been a contender" - The Guardian, 27 July 2007
  5. ^ "Wimbledon Singles Titles Captured by King, Kodes" (The Spokesman-Review). AP. 8 July 1973. 

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