Irakli Labadze

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Irakli Labadze
Country (sports) Georgia
ResidenceTbilisi, Georgia
Born (1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 37)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2010
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,234,668
Singles
Career record50–83
Career titles0
9 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 42 (July 5, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
French Open2R (2002, 2004)
Wimbledon4R (2006)
US Open1R (2002, 2004)
Doubles
Career record27–34
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 100 (October 29, 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon3R (2006)
US Open1R (2004)
Last updated on: February 18, 2017.

Irakli Labadze (Georgian: ირაკლი ლაბაძე, translit.: irak'li labadze, pronounced [irɑkʼli lɑbɑd͡zɛ]; born June 9, 1981) is a Georgian retired professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 42, which he attained in July 2004.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Labadze had a successful junior career, notably reaching the final of the Wimbledon boys' singles in 1998 and losing to future World No.1 Roger Federer. Together with Lovro Zovko he won the 1999 French Open boys' doubles.

Pro tour[edit]

Labadze's most successful appearance at a Grand Slam event came at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the fourth round. After eliminating Gastón Gaudio and Mardy Fish, he was defeated by the eventual runner-up Rafael Nadal in three sets. It was to be his last appearance in the singles main draw at a major championship.

Labadze's best result in Masters 1000 tournaments was reaching the semifinals of the 2004 Indian Wells Masters. After defeating Carlos Moyá and James Blake, he lost to Tim Henman in straight sets.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2001 Orange Warsaw Open, Poland Clay Hungary Attila Sávolt Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
6–7(10–12), 2–6
Loss 2001 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard (i) Russia Marat Safin Russia Denis Golovanov
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5–7, 4–6
Loss 2002 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard (i) Russia Marat Safin South Africa David Adams
United States Jared Palmer
6–7(8–10), 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
French Open A A Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 Q1 A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 4R A Q1 0 / 4 5–4 56%
US Open A Q1 A 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–4 0–3 2–4 0–1 3–1 0–0 0 / 13 7–13 35%
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals DNQ 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Year End Ranking 169 109 92 73 78 143 167 1461 539
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L Win %
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A SF 1R 0 / 2 5–2 71%
Miami 1R Q2 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Monte Carlo Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Madrid A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome Q1 Q2 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Canada A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Hamburg A Q2 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Paris A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 7–7 1–2 0 / 10 8–10 44%

Titles[edit]

Singles (10)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
Futures (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. 2000 United States Boca Raton Hard Brazil Marcos Daniel 6–4, 6–4
2. 2000 Germany Furth Clay Germany Daniel Elsner 6–4, 6–4
3. 2001 United States Birmingham Clay United States James Blake 6–2, 6–3
4. 2001 Romania Bucharest Clay Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez 6–4, 6–2
5. 2002 France Brest Carpet Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6–4, 7–5
6. 2002 Ukraine Kiev Clay Spain Gorka Fraile 6–0, 4–6, 6–4
7. 2003 Ukraine Kiev Clay Czech Republic Petr Kralert 6–1, 6–2
8. 2003 France Saint-Jean-de-Luz Hard France Fabrice Santoro 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
9. 2003 Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Hard Israel Harel Levy 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
10. 2005 Italy Biella Hard Argentina Carlos Berlocq 7–6(7–4), 6–0

Doubles: (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1999 United States Vero Beach Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko United States Hugo Armando
United States Mitch Sprengelmeyer
7–6, 7–6
2. 2000 Ecuador Quito Clay Brazil Francisco Costa United States Eric Nunez
Argentina Martin Stringari
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
3. 2000 Chile Santiago Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Vemić Spain Joan Balcells
Spain Germán Puentes
6–3, 6–4
4. 2003 Germany Mönchengladbach Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Franz Stauder
6–7(7–4), 6–2, 6–2
5. 2005 Italy Reggio Emilia Clay Russia Yuri Schukin Italy Francesco Aldi
Italy Francesco Aldi
6–4, 6–3
6. 2008 Uzbekistan Samarkand Clay Russia Denis Matsukevich Russia Danila Arsenov
Uzbekistan Vaja Uzakov
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [10–3]

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