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Basilashvili charged with assaulting ex-wife

Field Level Media
25 May 2020, 06:40 GMT+10

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

Basilashvili, 28, was arrested Friday after an alleged physical assault of ex-wife Neka Dorokashvili one day earlier in the capital city of Tbilisi, according to multiple reports.

The former couple's 5-year-old son reportedly witnessed the incident.

Basilashvili was charged with perpetrating "violence against a family member committed in the presence of a minor" before being released on bail of approximately $30,000 (27,500 euros), prosecutor Natia Guruli told reporters.

Basilashvili faces up to three years if determined to be guilty.

The Georgian Tennis Federation issued a statement

"First of all, we would like to state that Georgian Tennis Federation has always condemned any form of violence," the statement said. "The incident involving Nikoloz Basilashvili is currently under police investigation and GFT will refrain from either announcing its position on the matter or making any comments until such investigation is completed."

Basilashvili's highest world ranking was No. 16 in May of 2019.

--Field Level Media

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