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Basilashvili beats Baldi, to face Djokovic in Italian Open 2nd round

IANS  |  Rome 

Georgia's on Tuesday defeated of 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open here.

Basilashvili, world No. 74, needed one hour and 59 minutes to beat Baldi, world No. 370, reports

Basilashvili, 26, is set to play the second round against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, a former world No. 1 and four-time champion at the Italian Open.

This is to be Basilashvili's first time facing the 2017 Italian Open finalist.

Currently world No. 18, Djokovic thrashed Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, world No. 54, in the first round 6-1, 6-3.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 22:40 IST
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