Preview: Basilashvili, Hurkacz Kick Off Day 1 in Shanghai

Nikoloz Basilashvili picked up the biggest title of his career last year at the China Open (d. Del Potro). The No. 15 seed at this year’s Rolex Shanghai Masters aims for another big week in Asia when he begins his campaign on Sunday against his doubles partner this week, Moldovan Radu Albot. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco looks to break the tie (1-1) in his FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry with Taylor Fritz.