Teymuraz Gabashvili

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Teymuraz Gabashvili
Теймураз Габашвили
თეიმურაზ გაბაშვილი
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Gabashvili at the 2009 US Open
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1985-05-23) May 23, 1985 (age 30)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Guillermo Cañas (2015–present)
Prize money $3,093,965
Career record 94–164 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
10 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest ranking No. 50 (20 July 2015)
Current ranking No. 56 (5 October 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 4R (2010, 2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 3R (2014)
Career record 38-68 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 101 (13 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 141 (22 June 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2011, 2014, 2015)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2014, 2015)
US Open 2R (2007)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2009, 2010)

Teymuraz Besikovich Gabashvili (Russian: Теймураз Бесикович Габашвили, Georgian: თეიმურაზ გაბაშვილი; born May 23, 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR) is a Russian tennis player of Georgian origin. He reached the fourth round of the 2010 and 2015 French Open.


Gabashvili began playing tennis at the age of six in Tbilisi, Georgia. His mom Anna, who is a doctor, took him to play tennis and began coaching him until the age of ten. Gabashvili's family moved to Moscow, Russia because there he had better opportunities to pursue his dream of becoming a pro tennis player. Andrei Kesarev began coaching him when he was ten years old and at the age of 18 he turned pro. He's nicknamed "Tsunami" because of his energy.

Tennis career[edit]


As a junior Gabashvili posted a singles win/loss record of 38–34 (47–29 in doubles) and reached as high as no. 33 in the junior world singles rankings (and no. 40 in doubles) in January 2002.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2002)
French Open: 1R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon: 1R (2002)
US Open: 2R (2001)


Gabashvili made his ATP tour debut in 2004 in Båstad, where he lost to Olivier Patience of France.


At Wimbledon, Gabashvili faced Roger Federer in the first round and lost.

In the first round of the 2007 US Open, Gabashvili defeated World No. 7 Fernando González in five sets. In the fourth set, Gabashvili served for the match at 5–4, but hit three consecutive double faults. He lost the game and the set, but came back in the fifth and final set to win the match.[1]



In the first round of the 2009 US Open, he lost in straight sets to American Jesse Levine.


In the third round of the 2010 French Open, he beat Andy Roddick in straight sets. However, he was beaten in the fourth round by Austria's Jürgen Melzer in four sets.

At the 2010 US Open, Gabashvili played World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the first round, and lost.


Gabashvili represented his country at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen and won a silver medal. Despite being ranked below the top 100 in the ATP rankings, Gabashvili was still by far the highest-ranked player in the singles draw, and was thus a favorite to win Gold. He advanced all the way to the singles final without dropping a set before suffering a surprising defeat at the hands of Lim Yong-Kyu, an established member of South Korea's Davis Cup team.


At the 2015 French Open, Gabashvili reapeated his 2010's result and advanced to the fourth round without losing a set, defeating in order, 10th seed Feliciano López, Juan Mónaco and Lukáš Rosol. In the fourth round, he lost in straight sets to 5th seed Kei Nishikori.[2]

At the 2015 Citi Open, Gabashvili upset two time Grand Slam champion and world No. 3 Andy Murray in the second round in three tight sets to claim only his fourth ever win against a Top 10 player, however he lost to Ricardas Berankis in the next round in two sets.

Personal life[edit]

Gabashvili speaks Russian, Georgian, Spanish and English. He has a daughter named Nicole. His younger sister Ekaterina graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California. His younger brother, Levan played professional basketball for Dinamo Tbilisi, until he started to attend college at Seward County Community College. Outside of tennis, Gabashvili enjoys spending time with his daughter, and also likes reading, playing football, and basketball. He is coached by Guillermo Cañas.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 series (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 July 2007 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, United States Hard Croatia Ivo Karlović Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
United States Travis Parrott
6–3, 2–6, [6–10]
Winner 1. 12 April 2015 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay Lithuania Ričardas Berankis Philippines Treat Huey
United States Scott Lipsky
6–4, 6–4

Career performance timeline[edit]


Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A 3R 1R 2–6 25.00
French Open A 1R A 2R 4R 1R Q1 Q3 2R 4R 8–6 57.14
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 2R 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R 1–7 12.50
US Open 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R Q1 3R 2R 5–8 38.46
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–4 4–4 0–3 0–1 0–1 5–4 4–4 16–27 37.21
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 3R Q1 2R A 1R A A 2R 1R 4–5 44.44
Miami Masters A 2R Q1 2R A 2R A A 2R 2R 5–5 50.00
Monte Carlo Masters 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 A A A 2R A 1–3 25.00
Rome Masters 1R 1R A Q2 A Q1 A A A A 0–2 00.00
Hamburg Masters A Q2 A A Not Masters Series 0–0 00.00
Madrid Masters A Q2 A 1R A Q1 A A 1R A 0–2 00.00
Canada Masters 1R Q2 A Q1 A A Q2 Q1 A A 0–1 00.00
Cincinnati Masters A Q2 A Q1 A A A Q1 1R A 0–1 00.00
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series Q1 Q2 A A 1R Q1 0–1 00.00
Paris Masters 3R 1R A Q1 Q1 Q1 A A Q1 1R 2–3 40.00
Win–Loss 1–4 3–5 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–6 1–3 11–23 32.35
Year-end Ranking 112 125 65 106 80 138 182 76 67


Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R A A 1R 0–2 00.00
French Open 1R A 2R A 3R A A 2R 4–4 50.00
Wimbledon 1R A A A A A Q1 2R 1–2 33.33
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1–5 16.67
Win–Loss 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 6–12
Year-end Ranking 172 279 184 237 130 307 191 164

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1. Chile Fernando González 7 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1R 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 5–7, 6–4
2. United States Andy Roddick 8 Roland Garros, Paris, France Clay 3R 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
3. Spain David Ferrer 5 Barcelona, Spain Clay 2R 6–4, 6–2
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray 3 Washington D.C., United States Hard 2R 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)

Davis Cup[edit]

Participations: (3–6)[edit]

Group membership
World Group (1–5)
WG Play-off (1–1)
Group I (1–0)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (3–4)
Doubles (0–2)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Increase4–1; 6–8 March 2009; Sala Transilvania, Sibiu, Romania; World Group; Carpet(i) surface
Victory 1 V Singles (dead rubber) Romania Romania Victor Crivoi 6–4, 6–2
Increase3–2; 5–7 March 2010; Small Sports Arena "Luzhniki", Moscow, Russia; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 2 III Doubles (with Igor Kunitsyn) India India Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Defeat 3 V Singles (dead rubber) Rohan Bopanna 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Decrease3–2; 4–6 March 2011; Borashallen, Boras, Sweden; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 4 II Singles Sweden Sweden Joachim Johansson 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Decrease5–0; 14–16 September 2012; Harmonia Tenis Clube, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil; World Group play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 4 II Singles Brazil Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 3–6, 6–4, 0–6, 6–7(4–7)
Defeat 5 III Doubles (with Alexander Bogomolov Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares 5–7, 2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Decrease3–2; 31 January – 2 February 2014; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa First round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 6 V Singles (dead rubber) Poland Poland Michal Przysiezny 7–5, 7–6
18–20 September 2015; Baikal-Arena, Irkutsk, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 7 I Singles Italy Italy Simone Bolelli 7–6(7–2), 6–1, 6–3
Defeat 8 IV Singles Fabio Fognini 6–7(4–7), 3–6, 6–6(5–7)


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  2. ^ "Tennis-Nishikori hurries past Gabashvili into quarter-finals". Reuters. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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