Del Potro Sur­vives Qual­i­fier Basi­lashvili Scare

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SHANG­HAI (Dis­patches) - Juan Martin del Potro saved four break points in the de­cider to bat­tle past Ge­or­gian qual­i­fier Nikoloz Basi­lashvili and reach the Shang­hai Mas­ters sec­ond round.

The Ar­gen­tine, who pre­vailed 6-2 3-6 6-4, looked on course for a rou­tine win after tak­ing the first set in 23 min­utes but world num­ber 59 Basi­lashvili pounced on his er­rors in the next to level the match.

At­tack­ing Del Potro’s serve at 4-4 in the third, Basi­lashvili earned four chances to break and serve for the match. But the 2013 fi­nal­ist de­fended res­o­lutely and switched gears to set up a meet­ing with Rus­sian teenager An­drey Rublev.

South Korea’s Chung Hyeon eased past world num­ber 13 Roberto Bautista Agut, last year’s run­ner-up, 6-4 6-3 to equal the best vic­tory of his ca­reer.

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