Irakli Labadze

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Irakli Labadze
Country (sports)  Georgia
Residence Tbilisi, Georgia
Born (1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 35)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2010
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,234,668
Singles
Career record 50–83
Career titles 0
9 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 42 (July 5, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
French Open 2R (2002, 2004)
Wimbledon 4R (2006)
US Open 1R (2002, 2004)
Doubles
Career record 27–34
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 100 (October 29, 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 1R (2004)
Wimbledon 3R (2006)
US Open 1R (2004)
Last updated on: February 18, 2017.

Irakli Labadze (Georgian: ირაკლი ლაბაძე; 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]

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 4–6, 4–6. Together with Lovro Zovko he won the 1999 French Open boys' doubles.

Georgian tennis player's best appearance on Grand Slam tournaments was reaching the fourth round of the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, after eliminating Gastón Gaudio and Mardy Fish, he was defeated by the eventual runner-up Rafael Nadal in three sets 3–6, 6–7, 3–6.

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 3–6, 2–6.

Titles[edit]

Singles (9)[edit]

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

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 tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament 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 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%

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