Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round of the 2019 China Open with rising Greek star having beaten Dusan Lajovic in the first round while Basilashvili overcame Guido Pella. Here you will find the Tsitsipas vs Basilashvili live streaming options with the tips, preview, and head to head statistics.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas v Nikoloz Basilashvili Head to Head
Tsitsipas and Basilashvili have played just once in their careers. This match came at the very start of this season at the Australian Open. tsitsipas beat the Georgian in four sets, which means he leads the match-up with one victory.
Tsitsipas Looking to End Wonderful Season On a High
The Greek youngster has had a brilliant season, although his form has dropped off towards the end. He has lost in the very first match he has played in the last four events on tour, including the US Open, where he lost to Andrey Rublev.
He did however, make four finals appearances in the season, including one at the Madrid Open where he lost to Djokovic. The most impressive tournament for the young Greek was definitely the Australian Open where he beat federer to reach the semifinals but lost to Rafael Nadal.
He had to fight quite hard to gain a victory over his first-round opponent Dusan Lajovic. Such a battle will instill some confidence back in his game after some poor showing in recent months.
Nikoloz Basilashvili Needs a Spark
Basilashvili hasn’t had the best of seasons so far this year, but there have been positives for him to take. He reached the round of 32 at the Australian Open, only to be beaten by Tsitsipas himself. He had a decent showing at Masters events, making it to the round of 16 at Miami Masters, Rome Masters and Canada Masters events.
He also won the Hamburg Open, beating Rublev in three sets, so it has been a mixed bag of results for him throughout the season and he will be looking to beat Tsitsipas to spark his season up again.
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Nikoloz Basilashvili Predictions & Tips
The third seed Tsitsipas will no doubt start as the favourite against Basilashvili. He has already beaten him at the Australian Open this year, which is the only time they have faced one another.
However, Tsitsipas has seen some bad form take over his game in the second half of the year. This definitely gives Basilashvili an outside chance to try and spark a resistance against an opponent of a higher pedigree.
Tip: Tsitsipas to win: 8/13 (888Sport)