Nikoloz Basilashvili praised by World No. 1 Nadal after US Open tennis match

Nikoloz Basilashvili in action against Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Photo: US Open., 03 Sep 2018 - 15:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s leading tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili has been praised for his performance in the US Open round of Last 16 by the World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, following their three hour, 20 minute match in New York on Sunday.

The 26-year old, Tbilisi-born athlete reached the fourth round in a major competition for the first time to face the famed Spaniard on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Their encounter ran for four sets, with the first two going in favour of the Mallorca-born 17 Grand Slam title-winner 6-3, 6-3.