Nikoloz Basilashvili cleared of domestic abuse charges

Nikoloz Basilashvili has been cleared of domestic abuse charges

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Nikoloz Basilashvili has been cleared of domestic abuse charges

Nikoloz Basilashvili has been cleared of charges of domestic violence by the Tbilisi City Court.

The 30-year-old’s ex-wife had accused the Georgian of domestic violence, and prosecutors charged the player under sub-paragraph ‘b’ of Part 2 of article 126 of the country’s criminal law code, according to a press release.

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The trial lasted two years, during which time prosecutors presented evidence of physical and psychological violence by Basilashvili, who was present in court for the verdict.

The former World No 16 was overall charged with four counts of physical violence and one of psychological violence against his ex-wife Neli Dorokashvili because of a despite, as reported by Inter Press News.

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The case had been registered in May 21, 2020, and lasted two years till Judge Khatuna Kharchilava announced on Friday that all charges had been quashed by the court.

Basilashvili has dropped down to 94 in the world rankings and has not played a competitive match since losing to Fernando Verdasco at the Sofia Open in September.

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He’s next scheduled to play top seed Daniil Medvedev in the first round of the Vienna Open on Wednesday.

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