Muller vs Cuevas
This is one of tonight's quarter final matches in Sydney. Muller has reached the semis here in the last two years, but he also played a lot better on his way to the semis in both 2015 and 2016. This year he has dropped sets to Dolgopolov and Barton, I only saw his match vs Barton and aside from the first set I really don't think he played that well. His serve was working well as always but he was far from convincing from the baseline.
He's facing a Cuevas who is very strong from the baseline, but is inferior to him on surfaces this quick. Well, generally. Cuevas defeated Muller in the semis on British grass in Nottingham last year and that is, for one, a faster surface than the one in Sydney and secondly, its a surface where Muller has always been strong and Cuevas has 16 matches on in his entire career.
Cuevas already defeated a serve-volley specialist in this tournament when he broke Mahut three times to win the match in three sets. He is overall a better player than Muller is, he showed great return play vs Mahut and if he brings it to Muller he will win this match as well.
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