Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili overcame the barrier of the first round of the competition in Doha, beating the Spaniard Albert Ramos in three sets – 6/1, 1/6, 6/1. The fight lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes. The 21st racket of the world, 26-year-old Nikoloz, recorded four breaks and nine aces, three times making a mistake when serving. 30-year-old Ramos, occupying the 65th position in the world classification, twice took the pitch of an opponent, made five aces and two double mistakes. Before each other players have not met. In the second round of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament, Basilashvili will play either with the Italian Andreas Seppi or with the Russian Andrei Rublev.