The strongest tennis player in the history of the Georgian tennis. The deserved master of sports of the USSR. The finalist of the Wimbledon tournament (1973). The multitime champion of Europe. Has gained 80 victories in 105 matches on Davis Cup. First trainer A.Hanguljan
Foremost Soviet man, Alexander Metreveli gained prominence open era, beating Pancho Gonzales, Wimbledon, 1968. Georgian RH, b. Nov, 3, 1944, Tbilisi. Atipical Soviet, serve-and-volleyer. Only USSR male in major F, until Yevgeny Kafelnikov (French 1996), lost Wimbledon, 1973. Also, with Olga Morozova, lost F Wimbledon 1968,1970. In career overlapping amateur, open eras, QF or better all majors. Davis Cup standout, 14 years, spanning 1963 to 1980, one of select few to have played 100 matches or more (56-14, singles; 24-11, doubles). Won eight singles, two doubles pro titles. (Bud Collins, Tennis encyclopedia).
ATP TOUR- Singles Record : 183-89, Singles Titles: 5 ( Hobart (1971), Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney (1972), South Orange (1974)). Doubles Record : 78-84, Doubles Titles - 2 (Monte Carlo (1968), Stockholm (1976)). RU(6) – Monte Carlo (1968), Wibledon(1973), Nittingham, St. Louis, St. Petrsburg (1974), Clivlend (1976). Career High ATP Ranking - N9 (3-Jun-74)