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Patna : World No 4 and top seed Juan Martin del Porto, 30, Argentina, will play World No 34 Nikoloz Basilashvili, 26, Georgia, in the men’s singles final of China Open tennis championship, an ATP World Tour 500 points event, at Beijing on October 7, 2018.

Delpo entered the final after his semi-final opponent and World No 13 Fabio Fognini, 31, Italy, pull out before the match on October 6 due to injury. Fognini has won three titles this season.

Unseeded Basilashvili upset World No 16 and 5th seed Kyle Edmund, 23, UK, in a tough contest 7-6, 6-4 in the other semi-finals on October 6. Basilashvili served 7 Aces in the match to 3 by Edmund. Basilashvili, however, also committed 4 double faults to just 1 by Edmund. Basilashvili won 3 break points while Edmund won 2. He also won 5 games in a row to 2 by his rival.

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