Fans will witness a rematch from last week as veteran Pablo Cuevas goes one-on-one against 5th-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 2nd Round French Open 2020. Having played against each other only last week, both the athletes will know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, which makes it a mouth-watering contest.
Pablo Cuevas vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Preview
Talking about the performance in the first round, Cuevas had to earn the victory in a hard-fought match. Up against Henri Laaksonen, the 34-year-old Uruguayan came back after losing a set to beat Laaksonen 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
On the other hand, two sets down, Tsitsipas was looking down and out and was heading towards a shocking upset. However, the 22-year old Greek showed why he is the upcoming flag-bearer of tennis as he stunningly turned around the contest on its head and edged past Jaume Munar 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in a five-set thriller.
Pablo Cuevas vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Head-to-Head
Tsitsipas is yet to lose a match against Cuevas in their previous three meetings. So the Greek leads the head-to-head record 3-0. As mentioned above, they played last week against each other at the Hamburg Open. It was a Round of 16 encounter which Tsitsipas won in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
Pablo Cuevas vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Prediction
Tsitsipas may win this contest, but he would have to wait for maybe the next round for a straight-set victory. The match may not go to the distance but it is highly likely that Cuevas might pull off a set against Tsitsipas. Nevertheless, the Greek is expected to maintain the unbeaten streak against Cuevas.
Match Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Pablo Cuevas in an exciting, four-set encounter.