Pablo Cuevas vs Andy Murray
Pablo Cuevas will play against Andy Murray in the 2nd round in Antwerp and we covered Tennis tips tonight for that tournament. The game is on Thursday, 17 October and will not start before 17:30 UK.
Pablo Cuevas world number 45 started his season on hard in New York in the US Open where he won in the 1st round against Jack Sock 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 but in the second even that he was favorite lost from Kamil Majchrzak after 5 sets – 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6. After 2 wins on clay in Davis Cup against Roberto Cid and Jose Hernandez-Fernandez he flew to China to play in Beijing where he had to play two qualification rounds but won against Di Wu and Dominik Koepfer but in the 1st round Cuevas faced world number 8 – Karen Khachanov and lost from him 2-6, 6-7. In the Shanghai Masters, he was favorite in the 1st round but lost from Christian Garin 1-6, 4-6. In Antwerp, his first match was against Hugo Dellien and as a total favorite, the Uruguayan won 6-4, 6-3.
Andy Murray showed that he is back in the tennis elite in China. There his first tournament was in Zhuhai and he won in the 1st round against Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 but in the 2nd was beaten by Alex De Minaur in a close game in 3 sets – 6-4, 2-6, 4-6. The British then played in Beijing and his first match was against Matteo Berrettini who is US Open ½ finalist but Murray won that game after 2 tiebreaks. Then in the 2nd round, he beat Cameron Norrie after 3 sets to reach the ¼ final where he lost from world number 5 – Dominic Thiem. He got a wild card and also played on the Shanghai Master and he makes it through the 1st round after a win against Juan Ignacio Londero and in the 2nd Murray played tennis at the highest level and lost from Fabio Fognini after 3 sets and the Italian won both sets for his win in tiebreaks. In Antwerp, Andy beat Kimmer Coppejans in the 1st round.
Two times Cuevas and Murray played till now and the British won both of them. Their first match was in 2007 on hard in the US Open where Andy won 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 and then again on hard 2014 in Beijing he beat him 6-2, 6-2. The British is the favorite and I expect him to win that game again without losing a set. Tennis tips tonight: Murray 2:0