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Tomas Berdych beaten by Georgian qualifier

Press Association logoPress Association 24/10/2016

Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili has knocked second seed Tomas Berdych out in the first round of the ATP tournament in Vienna.

Basilashvili, who is ranked 107 in the world, produced a memorable performance to recover from losing the opening set and defeat world No.10 Berdych 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 7-5.

Ivo Karlovic, the eighth seed, did make it safely through as the Croatian beat Steve Johnson of the US 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

Qualifier Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-3 5-7 6-0.

Russian wild card Karen Khachanov also progressed with a 6-4 6-4 win over Italian Andreas Seppi, while American John Isner saw off Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 6-4.

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