Georgia's Basilashvili charged with domestic violence

Ross Houston
May 25, 2020

World No. 27 Nikoloz Basilashvili was charged Sunday with domestic violence against his ex-wife in his home country of Georgia.

Basilashvili, 28, is accused by Neka Dorokashvili of attacking her in front of their five-year-old son.

Basilashvili faces up to three years behind bars if found guilty.

Basilashvili denied all accusations and was released on payment of United States $31,500 bail on Sunday.

Following the court session today, Basilashvili's lawyer Irma Tchkadua told journalists that the tennis player denies the charges against him.

To solve the question of the measure of restraint against Basilashvili should be a court in Tbilisi, which has already asked the Prosecutor's office, demanding to send the player to jail. He reached a career high of 16 in May 2019.

Basilashvili is one of the most successful tennis players in Georgia's history, having won three ATP 500 titles since his debut as a professional in 2008. "The incident involving Nikoloz Basilashvili is now under police investigation and GFT will refrain from either announcing its position on the matter or making any comments until such investigation is completed".

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