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Basilashvili upsets No. 1 seed Karlovic in Memphis Open

2017 Sydney International - Day 3

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia plays a forehand shot in his first round match against Jordan Thompson of Australia during day three of the 2017 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 10, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Nikoloz Basilashvili beat top-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Memphis Open quarterfinals.

Basilashvili, ranked 67th in the world, never lost his serve and allowed the 20th-ranked Karlovic just one break-point opportunity.

Basilashvili will face the winner of the match between Matthew Ebden and Taylor Fritz.

In other second-round action, fourth-seeded Steve Johnson beat fellow American Tim Smyczek 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Johnson lost the first set and fell behind 3-1 in the second set before rallying.

Johnson will face Mikhail Kukushkin, a 6-3, 6-0 winner over Darian King.

Karlovic’s loss leaves Johnson and No. 2 Isner as the only seeds left.