Alex Metreveli

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Alex Metreveli
Alex Metreveli And Jan Kodes.jpg
Czechoslovakia's Jan Kodes, right, happily holds his trophy, flanked by the Soviet Union's Alex Metreveli with his runner-up medal, on Wimbledon's Centre Court, July 7, 1973. Kodes beat Metreveli in the men's singles final. (Photo: Bob Dear, AP)
Full name Alexander Metreveli
Country (sports)  Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1944-11-02) 2 November 1944 (age 71)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Turned pro 1962
Retired 1980
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 189-97(Open Era)
Career titles 15
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,born 2 November 1944) 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.[2] 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.

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]


Won tournament; reached the Finals; Semifinals; Quarterfinals; Rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; reached a Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup or Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a Bronze, Silver (F or S) or Gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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


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