Nikoloz Basilashvili could not defend title in China. The Georgian top seed lost to world No.7 Stefanos Tsitsipas in 1/8 final of China Open.
Nikoloz started the match well. He won the first set 6:4. However, after that, Basilashvili made a lot of mistakes and in the end he lost 6:4, 3:6, 2:6.
The Georgian served 8 aces and made 8 double faults.
As a result, Basilashvili could not defend 500 ranking points and lost 9 positions in ATP live ranking. Now he is in the 26th place.