Gabashvili Changes His First Name
July 19, 2010 · Print This Article
Russian tennis player Teimuraz Gabashvili has changed his first name to Teymuraz, the atpworldtour.com confirmed last week.
Reaching the fourth-round of Roland Garros in May, Gabashvili is currently ranked No. 93 in the world.
The 25-year-old is coached by Francisco Roig (Rafael Nadal’s coach) and Alvaro Margets from Barcelona Total Tennis Club.
Gabashvili becomes the second player in the top 100 to change his name this year. Ukrainian upstart Alexandr Dolgopolov changed his name from Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. before the start of the clay-court season.