Georgian top seed Nikoloz Basilashvili beat Radu Albot of Moldova 4:6, 6:1, 6:3 in the first round of Shanghai Masters. In the second round Nikoloz will face either qualifier or Benoit Paire.
This week Basilashvili could not defend title in China. As a result, he lost positions in the ranking.
In doubles the Georgian is competing with Albot. In the first round they will play Granollers and Zeballos. The match will be held on October 8.