18:50 Dominic Thiem – Andreas Haider-Maurer

Pablo Cuevas will meet with Steve Darcis in the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Baastad.

I think that Cuevas can win this match in two sets. He is a much better player than Darcis and on clay will have even bigger advantage, as he is much better on this surface of the Belgian player. This year, Cuevas have 20 – 7 record on clay and won the tournament in Sao Paulo, while in Istanbul he lost in the final. While on the other hand Darcis this season have a score of 3 wins and 4 defeats on clay.

Cuevas in the second round beat Delbonis in 3 sets, although that game could have finished much earlier, while Darcis started from the first round, where he beat Gimeno-Traver, and yesterday was better than Janowitz.

However Darcis didn’t had too tough opponents in the first 2 rounds, now he plays against a player who is a lot better than him, and who is also a claycourt specialist and I think that he cannot do much in this match .

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