Big shots crash out of Dubai tennis

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Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut has crashed out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Last year's winner went down in three sets to Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6, 4-6, 3-6.

Earlier in the day, top seed Kei Nishikori was knocked out by Poland's world number 77 Hubert Hurkacz 5-7, 7-5, 2-6.

Elsewhere, Gael Monfils strolled into the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over 2016 runner-up Marcos Baghdatis.

NISHIKIORI DUBAI

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