One of the greatest players of all times (in terms of his size obviously) definitely threw in the towel and has been seen coaching Nikoloz Basilashvili (another Georgian, born in '92, ranked in 800s) at Izmir challenger. According to my reporter who prefers to stay anonymous, Irakli grows his hair and belly, and argues with the umpires from the stands.
All the best on your new path of life :hug:
05-10-2009, 01:20 PM
What the hell was it with this guy? Booze? Food? Laziness?
One good run in IW '04, and some respectable performances in that same year, but faded away quickly. Big time underachiever or too big a lover of life?
05-10-2009, 01:22 PM
Good luck, fixer :yeah:
05-10-2009, 02:13 PM
As if a Georgian player needed any advice on tanking, fixing and being generally obnoxious...
05-10-2009, 02:16 PM
Labadze, the wayward genius, one of the bad things in tennis was that he and Gabashvili never played Davis Cup together, well more so because of Gabashvili.
Keep on eating and loving life.
05-10-2009, 02:49 PM
I remember Irakly showing "F*ck" to the public and umpire. What a legend :worship:
05-10-2009, 03:05 PM
:bigwave: Iralki. Hopefully he'll be a bit more successful as a coach.
05-10-2009, 03:07 PM
His 2006 Wimbledon run :worship:
What a beatdown on Gaudio! :lol:
05-10-2009, 04:11 PM
This is a true loss to tennis :sad: :lol: One of the funniest characters I have ever seen on court, which reflects both positively and negatively upon him. I would not want him as my coach, but maybe Basilashvili gets something out of it.
05-10-2009, 04:14 PM
He was a character and for all his bad behavior still somehow endeared himself to the spectators.
05-10-2009, 04:34 PM
one fixer gone
05-10-2009, 04:44 PM
one fixer gone
Only the Italians and Argentines left.
05-10-2009, 04:57 PM
do you think it is possible to hire labadze for a week to work on social ettiquette and also pick up the odd tip on how to work the ladies... he would make a great life coach and we all know it... dude is europe's answer to that fly guy snoop dogg... ye-ye-ye, i to tha r to tha a to tha k to tha leeee... you know what i'm talkin bout... yeah... dawg... planet would be a better place inside the world according to irakle...
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
But Basilashvili has been having pretty good results for a Georgian lately so he mustn't suck as a coach. :)
05-10-2009, 05:04 PM
this thread needs some pictures of labadze... he is a beautiful beast...