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Cuevas Books Pella Clash In Cordoba

Pablo Cuevas booked his place in the Cordoba Open semi-finals, beating Aljaz Bedene 7-6(2) 6-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Having trailed Bedene 1-3 when play was suspended due to rain and wind on Friday night, Cuevas broke immediately upon the resumption of play and dominated a first-set tie-break to take a one-set lead. The Uruguayan, who was appearing in his first tour-level quarter-final since the Brasil Open in February 2018, then breezed through the second set, winning each of his 11 first-serve points and 54 per cent of return points to book a semi-final clash against eighth seed Guido Pella.

Cuevas and Pella are tied at 1-1 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. In 2016, Cuevas defeated Pella in three sets to win the Rio Open presented by Claro.
Did You Know?
Cuevas has won all of his six ATP Tour trophies on clay. The 33-year-old’s past four titles have come on Brazilian soil, with triumphs in Sao Paulo (2015-’17) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).
Source: ATP World Tour

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