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Nikoloz Basilashvili ARRESTED... World Number 27 under investigation for Domestic Violence

THE GUARDIAN - Basilashvili, No 27 in the ATP rankings, is alleged to have assaulted his former wife, Neka Dorokashvili, in front of a minor on 21 May. A day later, the 28-year-old was arrested. On Sunday, Tbilisi city court decided on a bail of 100,000 Georgian Lari (around £26,000). The preliminary court date is set for 16 July.

“First of all, we would like to state that the Georgian Tennis Federation has always condemned any form of violence,” it said in a statement. “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.”

Basilasvhili, world high ranking of 16 in 2019, has been arrested today due to his alleged action against his ex-wife. His ex-wife, Neka, told local Mtavari TV station that she was assaulted in front of their 5-year-old child. No matter what, this is

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something that should not be taken lightly. The fact that the Georgian Tennis Federation is not taking a stance on the matter yet, says that want to see if he is guilty or not (they should not wait to make up their minds for something like this).

Nikoloz has won multiple ATP titles, his most recent one coming last year in Hamburg. I wonder if the ATP would do something about this? Then again, I feel that some people in tennis have been convicted for mostly drug use but nothing with domestic violence. This should test the way the organization looks at a player and allows them to act towards him.