Pablo Cuevas vs Guido Pella – ATP Auckland: South-American matchup in this preparation tournament for the first Grand Slam of the year
That opposes the number 32 of the world, the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, and the number 64 in the world, the Argentinian Guido Pella.
As for Cuevas, he is a player who is very driven to clay tournaments, where last season he ended with a win in Montevideo, on a Challenger, having defeated the Portuguese Gastão Elias in the final.
The Uruguayan resents himself when he doesn’t play on clay, being very vulnerable here on the fastest surfaces.
Historically, he already met this opponent 4 times, winning twice and losing twice as well, but on their only meeting on hard courts, Pella won.
He hasn’t played this year yet, which means he also doesn’t have his physical condition on point yet.
Pella is also a player that is stronger on clay, but he doesn’t feel so different on these hard courts as his opponent, being able to produce harder strokes.
Which means he is less passive, allowing him to put up a better fight against strong opponents, like he showed last week where he reached the semi-finals in Doha, having then been defeated by Rublev, on a match decided on a final set tie-break.
Pablo Cuevas vs Guido Pella – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Everything points towards the Argentinian here. He has already played more matches this year, he feels better in this type of surface and has the advantage on the head-to-head record.
Which means I expect another good performance and win from the Argentinian here.
|Guido Pella to win||