- Pronounced: BAHS-tul
- Age: 39 (01.04.1975)
- Birthplace: Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland
- Residence: Villars, Switzerland
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Website: http://www.georgebastl.com
As of 19.01.2015
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis aged six...Swiss junior champion in 1993; NCAA finalist in singles and doubles in 1997...Member of the Swiss Davis Cup team...Studied at USF (University of South Florida) and USC (University of Southern California).,.Brother, Mark, plays professional ice hockey in Switzerland, multiple Swiss champion, European champion and Victoria Cup champion...Priority in Financial sector after tennis.
1994-Finished third in Slovenia #2 Satellite (15 points)...
1995-Placed fourth at Turkey #1 Satellite (21 points)...
1996-Reached final in Geneva (w/Kratochvil)...
1997-Winner at Canada Satellite (50 points) and USTA #5 Satellite (43 points)...Reached QF at Amarillo Challenger...Won first ATP match in San Jose (d. Meligeni, l. to Chang) ...Advanced to doubles final at Burbank Challenger (w/Gottesleben)...
1998-Qualified and reached first Challenger final in Andorra (l. to Gimelstob in third-set breaker)...Also reached SF at Pribham and Nuembrecht Challengers...Made Davis Cup debut against Spain but lost to Corretja in a dead rubber...
1999-Qualified in Tashkent and reached first ATP final falling to Kiefer... Notched first career Challenger title in Eckental (d. Luxa)...
2000-Won a career-high 16 ATP matches, reaching SF in Tashkent (l. to Safin) and QF in Doha...Also reached 3rd RD at Ericsson Open Miami (l. to Enqvist)...Went 1-2 in Davis Cup singles, earning first career win against Mirnyi (Belarus) in July...Earned a career-high $232,127.
2001 - The Swiss No. 3 (behind No. 13 Federer, No. 45 Kratochvil) finished out of Top 100 but won one Challenger title...Opened season in Australia, reaching QF in Sydney (d. Moya, d. Clement, l. to Norman)...Went 0-3 in following matches before advancing to 2nd RD in Copenhagen (l. to Henman)...In U.S. reached 3rd RD in Memphis (l. to Tursunov) and qualified for TMS Miami, defeating Fromberg in 1st RD before losing to Hrbaty...In Davis Cup QF tie against France, led Escude 2-1 in sets in deciding fifth rubber before losing 8-6 in fifth set (held one match point)...After QF at Bermuda Challenger, went 1-9 from late April through August...Qualified for US Open and reached 2nd RD, losing to Kafelnikov in five sets (after winning first two)...In September, advanced to 2nd RD in Shanghai...Finished season strongly with third career Challenger title in Helsinki (d. Fukarek) and 3rd RD in native Basel (l. to Boutter in third-set tie-break)...In doubles, won Challenger title in Eckental (w/Godwin) and reached ATP SF in Houston (w/Labadze), Shanghai (w/Sa) and Basel (w/Heuberger)...Went 0-2 in Davis Cup singles play.
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