Cuevas vs Diez (By: Iniestaone)
Second round match from the Aix en Provence challenger between Cuevas (#51) and Diez (#266)
I caught this odd match earlier today on the list for Wednesday's program and I think its very peculiar to find Cuevas in Aix en Provence. Why is here here? He has played 15 matches in the last 20 days. Rome Masters qualifiers start on Saturday and he can't count on a wildcard for that tournament and he surely won't skip it just to be able to give it his all in this Aix en Provence challenger. Finding him here is just really odd and makes no sense whatsoever.
Meanwhile, this is Diez' type of tournament, he is 20/6 this season and 8/2 on clay, he has put in great performances on the challenger circuit lately with his win against Granollers-Pujol in three sets in Ostrava perhaps being the biggest accomplishment. He played the first round in Aix en Provence where he defeated J. Melzer 6-3 6-3 where he was also serving very well, 77% fs and he won 73% of those points.
There are handicap bets that are great for this match, Diez +4.5 games gives around two times the money but I will be backing Diez to win this outright as I can't see a reason for Cuevas to even play this tournament, let alone for him to find motivation and endurance to win matches in it. I had backed him to take a set from Tsitsipas in Estoril on Sunday but he was just way too drained to perform there and that was just two days ago.
Cuevas vs Diez predictions
|Diez||Pinnacle||4.07||6||2-1 LOST (-6 units)|
Cuevas vs Diez betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).