Mayer vs. Cuevas
Pablo Cuevas extended his winning streak to 14 matches in Sao Paulo after a straight-sets victory over Sebastian Ofner. Known for having one of the best kick serves in the game, Cuevas won 91.43% of the points behind his first serve in the match against the Austrian. At the age of 32, the Uruguayan is trying to become one of the few players in tennis history to win four consecutive titles on an ATP World Tour event.
Leonardo Mayer staged a remarkable comeback on his opening match in Sao Paulo against Gastao Elias. The Argentinean prevailed 5 – 7 7 – 6 7 – 6 in three hours and 2 minutes after saving two match points. In addition to his victory over the Portuguese, Mayer also defeated Carlos Berlocq in the second round in straight-sets. Despite his successful campaign in 2018, the world No.49 holds a poor 3 – 3 career record on this event.
These two players will face each other for the 5th time in their careers with Mayer leading on the h2h by 3 – 1.
Despite Leonardo’s lead on the h2h, Cuevas emerged victorious from their most recent encounter at the Rolex Paris Masters in 2014. Adding to this, the court conditions in Sao Paulo should benefit the Uruguayan on this match-up. For that reason, the value is definitely on Pablo’s tennis betting odds at 81/100 at Pinnacle while Mayer is available at 11/10 at BetVictor.
Best Play: Pablo Cuevas ML at 81/100 at Pinnacle