Fernando Verdasco vs Pablo Cuevas – ATP Monte Carlo: This is a match
between Fernando Verdasco, 36th of the ATP Rankings, and Pablo Cuevas, who is ranked 41st.
Verdasco has no points to defend since he didn’t play on this tournament in 2017. As for Cuevas, he has the tough task of defending the quarter-finals he reached last season.
The Spaniard got off to a bad start to the year, with early eliminations on the first 4 tournaments, but he made up for it in Rio de Janeiro by reaching the final and defeating Dominic Thiem on the process, in his 2nd tournament on clay in 2018.
This month already, Verdasco was disappointing on his return to clay, in Houston, where he ended up losing to Kudla in straight sets.
In Monte Carlo, Verdasco has already reached the final in 2010. However, on the past 3 years, he never made it past the 3rd round.
The Uruguayan player starts in this match to defend the brilliant campaign he made last season in Monte Carlo, where he reached the quarter-finals.
After not very convincing performances on the first tournaments in clay of 2018, Cuevas wants to show already in Monte Carlo why he is considered one of the most dangerous tennis players on this surface.
Cuevas counts with over 600 matches played on clay.
Fernando Verdasco vs Pablo Cuevas – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the head-to-head record, they are tied with 2 victories for each player. Their last meeting was won by Verdasco in Roland Garros by a clear 3-0. I think that the winner of this match is very uncertain.
Verdasco is coming off a poor showing in Houston and he hasn’t been doing much lately.
As for Cuevas, he is yet to show his level on clay this year and only the fact he has to defend so many points lead me into believing on a good exhibition of the Uruguayan. This is a close match, that is likely to go to 3 sets.
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