Irakli Labadze
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Irakli Labadze
Irakli Labadze
Country (sports) Georgia
ResidenceTbilisi, Georgia
Born (1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 41)
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
Highest rankingNo. 42 (5 July 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 (29 October 2001)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon3R (2006)
US Open1R (2004)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2004)
Last updated on: January 25, 2022.

Irakli Labadze (Georgian: , romanized: irak'li labadze, pronounced [ir?k'li l?b?d?z?]; 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. He is the first Georgian player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon as a qualifier.

Career

Juniors

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

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.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1998 Wimbledon Grass Switzerland Roger Federer 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1999 French Open Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko Denmark Kristian Pless
Belgium Olivier Rochus
6-1, 7-6

ATP career finals

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (0-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-1)
Indoors (0-2)


Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2001 Sopot, Poland International Series Clay Hungary Attila Sávolt Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
6-7(10-12), 2-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia International Series Hard Russia Marat Safin Russia Denis Golovanov
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
5-7, 4-6
Loss 0-3 Oct 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia International Series Hard Russia Marat Safin South Africa David Adams
United States Jared Palmer
6-7(8-10), 3-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 18 (10-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (9-4)
ITF Futures (1-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-4)
Clay (6-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 1999 USA F1, Altamonte Springs Futures Hard United States James Blake 2-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 1999 Philippines F2, Manila Futures Hard Sweden Jan Hermansson 6-1, 4-6, 1-6
Loss 0-3 May 1999 USA F4, Vero Beach Futures Clay United States Michael Russell 6-7, 3-6
Loss 0-4 Oct 1999 Mexico F6, Chihuahua Futures Hard Greece Solon Peppas 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-4 Jan 2000 USA F3, Boca Raton Futures Hard Brazil Marcos Daniel 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-4 Jun 2000 Fürth, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Daniel Elsner 6-4, 6-4
Win 3-4 May 2001 Birmingham, United States Challenger Clay United States James Blake 6-2, 6-3
Win 4-4 Jun 2001 Bucharest, Romania Challenger Clay Spain Emilio Benfele-Alvarez 6-4, 6-2
Loss 4-5 Jul 2001 Ulm, Germany Challenger Clay Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 6-7(2-7), 5-7
Loss 4-6 Aug 2001 Manerbio, Italy Challenger Clay Hungary Attila Savolt 5-7, 2-6
Win 5-6 Feb 2002 Brest, France Challenger Hard Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6-4, 7-5
Win 6-6 Sep 2002 Kiev, Ukraine Challenger Clay Spain Gorka Fraile 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
Loss 6-7 Oct 2002 Grenoble, France Challenger Hard France Michael Llodra 4-6, 3-6
Loss 6-8 Aug 2003 Mönchengladbach, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Daniel Elsner 1-6, 6-2, 3-6
Win 7-8 Sep 2003 Kiev, Ukraine Challenger Clay Czech Republic Petr Kralert 6-1, 6-2
Win 8-8 Sep 2003 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France Challenger Hard France Fabrice Santoro 1-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-4
Win 9-8 Nov 2003 Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine Challenger Hard Israel Harel Levy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Win 10-8 Jul 2005 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq 7-6(7-4), 6-0

Doubles: 14 (6-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (5-5)
ITF Futures (1-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-4)
Clay (6-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 1999 Philippines F1, Manila Futures Hard Russia Dmitry Tursunov Germany Marcus Hilpert
United States Andrew Rueb
4-6, 6-7
Win 1-1 May 1999 USA F4, Vero Beach Futures Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko United States Hugo Armando
United States Mitch Sprengelmeyer
7-6, 7-6
Loss 1-2 Oct 1999 Mexico F5, Playa del Carmen Futures Hard United States Diego Ayala Brazil Flavio Saretta
Brazil Leonardo Silva
5-7, 6-7
Loss 1-3 Jan 2000 USA F1, Pembroke Pines Futures Hard United States Rafael De Mesa South Africa Gareth Williams
United States Jeff Williams
4-6, 1-6
Loss 1-4 Feb 2000 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Challenger Hard South Africa Kevin Ullyett Australia Michael Hill
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-5 May 2000 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Romania Dinu-Mihai Pescariu Japan Thomas Shimada
South Africa Myles Wakefield
2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 2-5 Nov 2000 Quito, Ecuador Challenger Clay Brazil Francisco Costa United States Eric Nunez
Argentina Martin Stringari
6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Win 3-5 Nov 2000 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dusan Vemic Spain Joan Balcells
Spain German Puentes-Alcaniz
6-3, 6-4
Loss 3-6 Sep 2002 Kiev, Ukraine Challenger Clay Russia Yuri Schukin Argentina Federico Browne
Netherlands Fred Hemmes
4-6, 3-6
Win 4-6 Aug 2003 Mönchengladbach, Germany Challenger Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Franz Stauder
6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-2
Win 5-6 Jun 2005 Reggio Emilia, Italy Challenger Clay Russia Yuri Schukin Italy Francesco Aldi
Italy Tomas Tenconi
6-4, 6-3
Loss 5-7 Aug 2005 Trani, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Giorgio Galimberti Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Argentina Cristian Villagran
6-4, 2-6, 4-6
Loss 5-8 Nov 2006 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet Poland Tomasz Bednarek Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Germany Mischa Zverev
7-6(7-5), 4-6, [8-10]
Win 6-8 Aug 2008 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Russia Denis Matsukevitch Russia Danila Arsenov
Uzbekistan Vaja Uzakov
7-6(7-1), 4-6, [10-3]

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

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 0-0 2-4 0-3 2-4 0-1 3-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 13 7-13 35%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A SF 1R A A A 0 / 2 5-2 71%
Miami A A A 1R Q2 1R 2R A A A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Monte Carlo A A A Q1 A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Hamburg A A A A Q2 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Rome A A A Q1 Q2 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Madrid Not Held A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris A A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 7-7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 10 8-10 44%

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