Basilashvili Takes Down Rublev For Second Straight Hamburg Title
by Staff | July 28th, 2019, 5:50 pm
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For the second straight year, Nikolaz Basilashvili is champion of the Hamburg clay event. The Georgian took his third career title Sunday in Germany beating Andrey Rublev 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

“When you have achievements, people want more and expect more,” said the 27-year-old Basilashvili. “Everybody is writing to me, everybody is happy. I have a lot of support from home and it is a great feeling.”

Basilashvili, who saved two match points in a win Saturday over Alexander Zverev, has now won 12 straight matches in Hamburg including two from qualifying last year.

“It looks like I am playing my best tennis here… Just to see my name next to [Roger and Andrei Medvedev who also defended titles here] means a lot to me,” said Basilashvili.

“I really like playing on the Centre Court here, I see the ball very well… I played my best tennis here and I will come back next year, for sure,” said Basilashvili.

All three of Basilashvili’s titles have come at the ATP 500 level. Rublev, who missed a large chunk of the year due to injury, was seeking his second career crown.

“It was a good week for me. For the moment, my best week,” said Rublev. “Of course, it is always disappointing to lose in a final, but Nikoloz was playing really well and he deserves it. To win two years in a row here is amazing. It is really hard. It is really tough mentally and he did it. It is unbelievable.”


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