ATP Tour

Berdych suffers shock loss in Vienna

2016-10-25 07:22
(File, AFP)

Vienna - Second seed Tomas Berdych suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili at the ATP Vienna Open on Monday.

World number 10 Berdych lost 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 to a man ranked almost 100 places below him, after more than two and a half hours on court.

The defeat will hit Berdych's hopes of reaching next month's ATP Finals in London.

The Czech is currently ninth in the race to London, which pits the top eight players of the year against each other.

With world number seven Rafael Nadal injured and already out of the London showpiece, Berdych holds the final qualifying position, although with a slender 220-point lead over Belgium's David Goffin, who is playing in Basel this week.

Results from the ATP Vienna Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):

First round

John Isner (USA) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-7 (1/7), 6-3, 6-4

Ivo Karlovic (CRO x8) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0

Karen Khachanov (RUS) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-4, 6-4

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x2) 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5

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