Del Potro into Beijing final after Fognini pulls out

Basilashvili won his second career title at the China Open

34 ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili has won the hard-court competition series, ATP 500 in Beijing, beaten in the final of the first competition seeded Juan Martin Del Potro - 6:4, 6:4. Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia with the trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

Tournament top seed Del Potro lost 4-6 4-6 to Basilashvili, who had eliminated Britain's Kyle Edmund in Saturday's semi-final. The Russian is seeking a third title of the year, while Nishikori has not triumphed on the ATP Tour since February 2016. Following his second round victory, Del Potro became the fourth man to book his place at the Nitto ATP Finals in London.

The all-action 26-year-old immediately broke Del Potro's serve in the first game and appeared unfazed by his opponent's stellar reputation.

Basilashvili saved all seven break points he faced on his own serve against Del Potro, who admitted after the match he had played in the final despite being ill. But, despite holding three break points, Del Potro was unable to convert as Basilashvili connected on multiple backhands to escape with a service hold. The Italian injured his leg against Marton Fucsovics in the final stages of the quarter-final match and he was unable to play today or the next week in Shanghai.

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