Davidovich Fokina vs Cuevas (By: Iniestaone)

Semifinal match from ATP Estoril between Davidovich Fokina (#167) and Cuevas (#67)

My last tip of the day is that the second Estoril semifinal goes over 22 games

I watched D. Fokina's match against Monfils and he was brilliant, he plays very bravely and goes for the big shots while he maintains a great defense on clay. If he can target Cuevas' forehand good enough then he will have a chance of advancing to the finals

Cuevas' quarterfinal was against Tiafoe whom he bageled in the first set, he then lost the second 6-7 and won the third 6-2. He has been solid here even though he hasn't faced very tough opposition.

What we can expect from this match is many baseline duels and long point buildups from both players, it should be a really even match and the odds reflect that as Cuevas is a 1.55-ish favorite against a 19 year old. Everything is telling me that we will see a long match here that Cuevas probably wins in the end. I really like D. Fokina and what he has done in Estoril but he has been declining mentally gradually throughout the whole tournament, he was broken twice in the third set against Monfils after losing his temper but Monfils was awful in that third set too. He won't have the luxury of throwing away serve games unpunished against Cuevas.

All in all, this should be the match of the day

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Davidovich Fokina vs Cuevas predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Over 22 Pinnacle 1.83 8 1-2 WON (+6.64 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Davidovich Fokina vs Cuevas betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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Comments (3)
David King
I pick Nicolas Jarry - Marcus Copil. I guess I was wrong about German player at Munchen. After Zverev lost with two break balls seems Kohlschrieber didnt wanted to fight with Berettini. So we have two Italian players ( Berettini and Cechinatto, Chile - Garin and Spain Bautista ). All in all, Jarry lost as a qualifier at Barcelona and he had a card as a 'luck loser' to be equal to others. With this card mostly they played better. Copil is not good at all compering to Jarry but I just feel that Romanian player will not give up easy. Why should he after all he is defending a points for Madrid. This match should be going on both side. Jarry is very fast. He can be everywhere in just a few second with excelent forhand, but backhand is something different. Depends of Jarry if he must run for ball in 75° he can not hit'em as normal one. Copil is great at hard surface. No doubt about it, also at grass but at clay he is different person. As he distroyed Zverev for example on hard it tells me lot about him.
Well, I'll go +22,5 games
05/04/2019 - 14:02
iniestaone
Nice call David
05/04/2019 - 15:37
David King
Thanks Iniestaone,
... but this Jarry is stupid. Copil saved so many break points from 0 - 40 I think twice or even more... Just for that Copil must go to another round.
05/04/2019 - 15:51
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