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2016 VIENNA Round 1: Tomas Berdych beaten by Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili. It was a first meeting. The defeat will hit Berdych's hopes of reaching next month's ATP Finals in London *OoP* *Score and Stats* *PHOTOS*

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM


Second seed Tomas Berdych suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili at the ATP Vienna Open on Monday. Berdych held the eighth and final qualifying spot for the season-ending tournament coming into this event but could now be overtaken by David Goffin and Marin Cilic, who are both playing in Basel this week.






Tomas Berdych serves to Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili during their first round match at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Basilashvili won the match 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5.



Nikoloz Basilashvili ranked 107 in the world def. world number 10 Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 7-5



Berdych's London Hopes Take A Hit In Vienna


ATP Staff | Monday, October 24, 2016


Nikoloz Basilashvili dented Tomas Berdych's chances of making the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Monday at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna.


The Georgian qualifier upset the second-seeded Czech 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5 in two hours and 35 minutes. Basilashvili won 74 per cent of his first-serve points and refused to go away against Berdych, who was looking to get his season back on track after opening losses in Tokyo and Shanghai.


The 31 year old also was looking to firm up his spot in the Emirates ATP Race To London. Berdych is currently in ninth place, 325 points behind eighth-placed Dominic Thiem, who's the third seed in Vienna. Now that Berdych is out, two players could pass him with good weeks at the Swiss Indoors Basel: Belgian David Goffin, who is 190 points behind Berdych and is the fifth seed in Switzerland; and Marin Cilic, who trails Berdych by 245 points after winning his first-round match in Basel on Monday.

 



Tomas Berdych in action against Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili during their first round match at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Basilashvili won the match 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5.





Tomas Berdych returns the ball to Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili during their first round match at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Basilashvili won the match 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5.












Tomas Berdych eyes the ball as he returns to Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili during their first round match at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Basilashvili won the match 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5.






Photo Credit: e-motion/Bildagentur Zolles KG/Martin Steiger, 24.10.2016






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