ATP German Tennis Championships,14:30 – Schwartzman v Cuevas
Schwartzman won their only previous meeting. That was in 2013 on clay and he won in 2 sets.
Cuevas was ranked 244th when they last played. He is now 31st. Cuevas failed to defend his title last week losing to Paire in the semis. He let a decision that went against him affect his concentration. He was still raging several games later. He can pick up some points this week and should be too strong for Schwartzman as long as he is interested.
Schwartzman isn’t in great form. He was out played by in form Istomin last week but looked a little clueless as to what to do about it. His last win on clay was in the French Open in May.
Back Cuevas if Schwartz takes set 1.
WTA Brazil Tennis Cup, 17:30 – Mattek Sands v Minella
Clay isn’t Sand’s best surface though she has had the occasional decent tournament including a 4th round at the French Open last year. She has only won a single first round clay match this year which was in Rio in February.
Minella has a lot of potential that she has never lived up to. She has had very little success this season so far.Most of her wins have been in qualifying rounds. Back Sands when a break behind. Her aggressive style should be too much for Minella.