Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Kyle Edmund
|Date & Time||Saturday October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Kyle Edmund will be playing Nikoloz Basilashvili in the semifinals of the 2018 ATP China Open in Beijing.
Kyle Edmund enters this match having won his quarterfinal match in straight sets. Edmund served exceptionally well in that win as he won all of his service games while winning close to 70% of the points played during his serve. It has been a tough few months leading up to this event for Edmund but the Brit beat Jack Sock in the Laver Cup and that performance seems to have turned things around. As far as this match is concerned, Kyle Edmund is significantly higher ranked than his opponent which means that this will be a great chance for the player to make his second ATP final.
Nikoloz Basilashvili, on the other hand, enters this match having won his last fixture in straight sets. It was a good performance by Nikoloz Basilashvili but he had issues with his first serve as he ended up with a first serve percentage of approximately 50%. Nikoloz Basilashvili started the Asian season poorly as he lost in the first round of the ATP Chengdu Open. While Nikoloz Basilashvili has done well in this tournament, he will be greatly challenged in this match as he is playing a much higher ranked player.
Kyle Edmund and Nikoloz Basilashvili have played 2 times in the past. In those 2 matches, Kyle Edmund has won twice while Nikoloz Basilashvili has no wins.
Both players have had good tournaments but I see Kyle Edmund winning this match. Edmund looks to be back in good form and hitting the ball well. Furthermore, Kyle Edmund has a great record while playing Nikoloz Basilashvili and that should give Brit a huge amount of confidence. Taking everything into consideration, I see Kyle Edmund winning and making it into the final of the ATP China Open.