Second seed Tomas Berdych endured a stun annihilation to unheralded Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili at the ATP Erste.
World No 10 Berdych lost 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 to a man positioned just about 100 places beneath him, after more than more than two hours on court.
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The thrashing will hit Berdych’s trusts of coming to one month from now’s ATP Finals in London.
The Czech is at present ninth in the race to London, which pits the main eight players of the year against each other.