Latest Nikoloz Basilashvili News

Auger-Aliassime to meet Paire in Lyon final

May. 24, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime will seek a first ATP title against local favorite Benoit Paire in the Lyon Open final. Auger-Aliassime defeated top-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the semifinals of the clay-court event on Friday. The 18-year-old Canadian has good...

Auger-Aliassime, Fritz advance to Lyon semifinals

May. 23, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime hit 11 aces in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Steve Johnson on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Lyon Open. The Canadian teenager will face top-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili — who defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4 at the clay-court tournament,...

Tsonga rallies past qualifier to reach quarterfinals in Lyon

May. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied past Canadian qualifier Steven Diez on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals and extend his perfect record at the Lyon Open. Tsonga, the 2017 champion, came within two points of losing but finally prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on his sixth match...

Players debate necessary punishment after Kyrgios outburst

May. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban. Kyrgios walked off the court and threw a chair onto the red clay during a fit of rage during his second-round match at the Italian Open on Thursday,...

Local 17-year-old wild card beats US veteran Johnson in Rome

May. 12, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Local teenager Jannik Sinner rallied to beat American veteran Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Italian Open on Sunday. In his Masters Series debut, the 17-year-old Sinner saved a match point when he trailed 2-5 in the final set, winning five straight games to close it out...

Defending champion Kvitova through to 3rd round in Madrid

May. 6, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 7-6 (5) to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The second-seeded Kvitova outlasted Mladenovic by winning the last three points in the tiebreaker to close out the match in nearly two hours. "I'm glad I won the...

Shapovalov's clay-court campaign begins with 1st-round loss

Apr. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Denis Shapovalov's clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. The 20-year-old Shapovalov arrived after a good run on hard courts at the Miami Open, where he lost to Roger Federer in the...