Last Updated on February 24, 2023
Nikoloz Basilashvili is a professional tennis player born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He started playing at the age of five. He’s 30 years old. His current ATP ranking is 84. His best career ranking was in 2019 when he arrived at the ATP number 16.
During his career, he has won five titles. In 2021, he reached the Indian Wells final, which was his best result in a Masters 1000 tournament.
In 2016, Basilashvili reached his first ATP tournament final at Kitzbuhel. In 2017, he reached the Memphis final, when he lost against American Harrison.
In 2018, he won his first two titles: the first one in Hamburg, Germany, where he defeated Leonardo Mayer in the final. In the same year, he obtained another ATP 500 title: Beijing. In 2018, he also had his best result ever in a Grand Slam tournament, when he reached the fourth round of the US Open. In 2019, he became the two-time champion of Hamburg.
In 2021, he won ATP 250 Doha, where he defeated former No. 1 tennis player, Roger Federer. A few weeks later, Basilashvili won ATP Münich. In 2022, he reached the Doha final, where he defended the title. Currently, Basilashvili has no coach.
In Beijing 2018, he defeated No. 4 Del Potro on his way to the title, No. 5 A. Zverev in Hamburg 2019 (saving 2 MPs) and No. 6 Federer in Doha 2021 (saving 1 MP).
In 2023, he only won one match in ATP 250 Montpellier, against French Constant Lestienne.
Who’s Nikoloz Basilashvili’s Former Coach
Jan De Witt
His only career coach has been German trainer Jan de Witt. We worked with him from 2015 to 2021. During that time, Basilashvili reached his first ATP final. WIth him, Nikoloz also won three titles. His best ranking with Jan de Witt was 16.
Why did they split? “I had an extremely good tennis coach in Jan de Witt, who basically changed my entire tennis career – from being a rookie to being a professional. I stopped working with Jan de Witt because we felt I wasn’t in the best shape to need Jan’s help”. Nevertheless, he might work together again in the future. “I trained for three years in Germany, in Halle, currently I’m mostly at home in Georgia or at tournaments. We’ll see what the future brings”.
De Witt has coached Andy Murray, Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Tatsuma Ito, Aslán karátsev and Viktor Troicki.
Not a coach’s fan
Before de Witt, Nikoloz Basilashvili didn’t have any coach. ¿The reason? “A coach can destroy everything with just one sentence”, he once said. When he was 22, the Georgian was a “savage player”, as he defined himself. The Georgian also said about himself that, at that time, he didn’t act as a professional player.
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Nikoloz Basilashvili’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Nikoloz Basilashvili under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of cooperation||Titles|
|Jan de Witt||2015-2021||Hamburg 2018, Hamburg |
2019 and Beijing 2018