Really tortuous the path of Nikoloz Basilashvili, a player with great skills but too often fluctuating and not constant. Born in 1992, the Georgian suffered a disturbing and lengthy series of defeats last year, as well as being indicted by his ex-wife.
Back in the final in Doha a few months ago, Nikoloz showed his best tennis to go and defeat Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. A few weeks later, in Munich, Basilashvili also surpassed Jan-Lennard Struff, thus lifting the fifth trophy of his career.
Stopped in the third round of the US Open by host Reilly Opelka, the Tbilisi tennis player has won two games between Metz and San Diego. Arriving at Indian Wells as the 29th seed, the 29-year-old defeated Christopher Eubanks, Albert Ramos-Viñolas, Karen Khachanov, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Taylor Fritz to play the first Masters 1000 final of his career.
There, however, he was defeated by Britain's Cameron Norrie with a score of 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. "I was very rigid in the third set," admitted the Georgian after the match. "I had some physical problems in the last part.
I tried to get out of it, take a break, and move on, but I couldn't. He had already been through something like this in previous games, but this time it was too intense." However, Nikoloz expressed beautiful words for his opponent: “Cameron deserved it, he knew how to recover from the second set.
He was very solid mentally. At one point, he started playing a very flat backhand with a great forehand spin. He had to transmit a lot of energy to my blows, he couldn't do it well." Roger Federer made a surprise appearance at the fourth edition of the Laver Cup.
Due to his knee injury, the Swiss couldn’t compete at his favorite tournament.
Federer couldn’t compete at his favorite tournament
Roger Federer is presently rehabilitating after undergoing another knee surgery.
The Maestro last competed at Wimbledon 2021, where he was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the competition. Recently, Switzerland Tourism shared a charming video of Federer promoting their tourism in their country. Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland.
On several occasions, Federer has described how he loves the alluring nature in Switzerland. In March 2021, Roger Federer became the brand ambassador of Switzerland Tourism. Federer talked about a particularly interesting feature of tennis which reminds him of Switzerland.
“I have been all over the world. My favorite place has always remained Switzerland. It’s the country I miss the most when I’m traveling,” said tennis great Roger Federer after becoming the brand ambassador.
He said, “Do you know why I play tennis? Because you can often seat on benches. No, I’m just kidding but we Swiss just love to seat on our bench. You can find them everywhere in the Swiss nature. Perfect break. When I’m sitting on a bench during the match, it reminds me of Switzerland. And I want you to have a good rest too. So check it out”.