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Basilashvili beats Rublev to win Hamburg for 2nd year

July 28, 2019

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili beat Andrey Rublev to win the Hamburg European Open for the second straight year on Sunday.

The fourth-seeded Georgian won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, serving out the final game to love.

Basilashvili won 81 percent of his first-serve points and broke Rublev four times.

He also double faulted six times and was broken three times by the Russian.


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