Tag: Nikoloz Basilashvili
Rafael Nadal now advances into the Italian Open quarter-finals after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 6-0 in the third round.
Khachanov went down in just 69 minutes to 19th-ranked Georgian Basilashvili, winner of two titles last season.
Shanghai fourth seed Zverev, who departed the Beijing hardcourts by smashing his racquet, kept his cool this time to defeat on-form Basilashvili 7-5, 6-4 in 92 cagey minutes.
Basilashvili's victory over an under-the-weather del Potro at the weekend was just his second ATP title, the first coming in Hamburg in July.
Juan Martín del Potro, who had been battling illness, lost the China Open final to Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Malek Jaziri beat Alexander Zverev 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-4 and will play against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the China Open quarterfinals.