|Country (sports) Soviet Union|
Name Alex Metreveli
Australian Open SF (1972)
Residence Moscow, Russia
|Career titles 15|
Turned pro 1968
Career record 183–90 (Open era)
Role Tennis Player
Highest ranking No.
|Full name Alexander Irakleivich Metreveli|
Born November 2, 1944 (age 71) Tbilisi, Georgian SSR (1944-11-02)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Similar People Anna Dmitrieva, Jan Kodes, Olga Morozova, Slava Metreveli, Nika Metreveli
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Alexander Metreveli (Georgian: ალექსანდრე მეტრეველი, Russian: Александр Ираклиевич Метревели; born 2 November 1944) is a retired Soviet tennis player of Georgian background. He lives in Moscow. Metreveli is an honorary citizen of Australia.
In 1962, aged 17, Metreveli lost 10–8, 3–6, 6–4 to Stanley Matthews in the final of the Wimbledon Boys' Championship.
Metreveli is best known for making the final at Wimbledon in 1973, where he lost to Jan Kodeš of Czechoslovakia. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 9 and won 15 singles titles (5 in the Open era).
Metreveli was a member of the Dynamo sports society. He competed in professional tour events during the 1970s. He now works as a sports commentator alongside Anna Dmitrieva.