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Nikoloz Basilashvili Will Play at Wimbledon for the first time

Georgia’s top-ranking tennis player has gained the right to compete in the main draw of Wimbledon.

After achieving three victories in the qualifying round. This is the first time Basilashvili will compete in the tennis tournament.

Yesterday Nikoloz Basilashvili  defeated Hungary’s Martin Fucsovic  with a score of 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

In previous days during qualifying matches he defeated Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Dustov, who ranked 21 places higher in world rankings, and Romania’s Victor Hanescu.

The victories saw Basilashvili jump 25 places on the world ranking scale and earned him a place among 128 males who will compete in the first round of the Wimbledon championship.

Earlier this year Basilashvili claimed his second ATP Challenger Tour crown at the Electra Israel Open.