Irakli Labadze

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Irakli Labadze
ირაკლი ლაბაძე
Country (sports)  Georgia
Residence Tbilisi, Georgia
Born (1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 37)
Tbilisi, Georgia SSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2009
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,234,668
Career record 215–209
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)
Career record 107–101
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 100 (October 29, 2001) ok
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 1R (2004)
Wimbledon 3R (2006)
US Open 1R (2004)
Last updated on: May 3, 2012.

Irakli Labadze (Georgian: ირაკლი ლაბაძე; born June 9, 1981 in Tbilisi, Georgia SSR) is a retired professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 42, which he attained in July 2004.

Labadze reached the fourth round of the 2006 Wimbledon Championships (losing to the eventual runner-up Rafael Nadal) and the semifinals of the 2004 Indian Wells Masters.

Tennis career


Labadze had a very successful junior career, reaching the final of the Wimbledon boys' singles in 1998 losing to Roger Federer and rising as high as No. 10 in the world rankings in singles the same year. Together with Lovro Zovko he won the 1999 French Open boys' doubles.

Tournament 1997 1998 1999
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A
French Open A 1R QF
Wimbledon A F A
US Open 1R A QF


Singles (6)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (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 St. 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

Double finals (3)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2001 Sopot, Poland Clay Hungary Attila Sávolt Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
7–6(10), 6–2
2. 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Marat Safin Russia Denis Golovanov
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–5, 6–4
3. 2002 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Marat Safin South Africa David Adams
United States Jared Palmer
7–6(8), 6–3

Grand Slam Tournament Performance Timeline (Singles)

(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 from tournament; 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 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australian Open A A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A
French Open A A A Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 1R A A A
Wimbledon A Q1 A Q2 2R 1R 2R Q2 4R A Q1 A
US Open A A Q1 A 1R A 1R A A A A A

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (Singles)

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Indian Wells Masters A A SF 1R A A A A
Miami Open 1R Q2 1R 2R A A A A
Monte-Carlo Masters Q1 A A A A A A A
Madrid Open A A 1R A A A A A
Italian Open Q1 Q2 2R A A A A A
Canadian Open A A 1R A A A A A
Cincinnati Masters A A 1R A A A A A
Hamburg Masters A Q2 2R A A A A A
Paris Masters A Q1 A A A A A A

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