23:00 – Starace v Cuevas
Rankings are 46 and 64. Head to heads are 4-0 to Starace.
Cuevas isn’t in a good vein of form having lost 5 of his last 6 ATP matches.
Starace is ahead in most categories, especially serve. In the last month he has held serve 84% of the time to Cuevas’ 67%.
I expect Cuevas’ run of bad form to continue here and Starace will win in straight sets. Back him from the start. Make sure you are comfortable with your strategy for if he goes behind.
Update: Some very odd results today! Cuevas won 6-4, 6-4.