Basilashvili won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 over Pablo Carreno Busta
in the first round of Vienna on Monday.
In a tough Round 1 matchup featuring two players ranked in the top 25, Basilashvili prevailed after two hours and 31 minutes. The 29-year-old Georgian is coming off a runner-up finish in Indian Wells, which was the best result of his entire career. Next, Basilashvili will have another rough matchup against No. 3 seed Matteo Berrettini