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Basilashvili Claims Second Straight Hamburg Crown

He improved to 2-0 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against the 21-year-old. Rublev made a quick start to his first ATP 500 final, breaking his opponent in the third game after an extended forehand battle. With Rublev serving to stay in the set at 5-6, Basilashvili punished his opponent with a series of aggressive returns to take the set after 55 minutes. But Basilashvili trusted his strategy, moving in behind his return to earn a second straight break and a 3-1 advantage. Basilashvili is the first seeded player to lift the Hamburg trophy since Martin Klizan in 2016.

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