Basilashvili wins Qatar Open to win 4th ATP title


DOHA, Qatar — Nikoloz Basilashvili downed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 6-2 within the last of the Qatar Open for his fourth ATP title.

The Georgian earned the primary two break factors at 3-2 within the second set, and he took his probability earlier than happening to shut out the match in 90 minutes.

Basilashvili had solely gained two matches from his earlier 16 going into the event, however he saved a match level to defeat Roger Federer within the quarterfinals.

“I had zero expectations, for positive, to win [the] event,” stated Basilashvili, who has now gained his previous 4 finals.

Bautista Agut ended Andrey Rublev’s title protection within the semifinals.

“Hopefully I come again subsequent 12 months and attempt to get the title once more,” the Thirteenth-ranked Spanish participant stated.

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