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Hamburg European Open 2020 Live Streams: Tsitsipas’ next opponent Pablo Cuevas, however, will likely offer more competition to the young Greek than Evans did. While Evans has never enjoyed playing on clay, Cuevas happens to be a stalwart on the surface.The Uruguayan has had a slump in form the last couple of years, but his prowess on the surface cannot be doubted. The World No. 64’s claycourt exploits include six ATP titles on the dirt and a semifinal appearance at the 2017 Madrid Masters.
France’s Ugo Humbert will look to continue his good form at the Hamburg European Open as he takes on Jiri Vesely in the second round on Thursday.Humbert comes into the match on the back of a remarkable win over World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev was seeded first at the tournament and was looking to gain some match time on clay ahead of the French Open.
But Humbert proved to be a thorn in his side as he swept past the Russian, displaying some excellent tennis along the way.The Frenchman has been in good form all year. After winning the first ATP title of his career in Auckland, the 22-year-old continued to make solid progress on the tour before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although he was not at his absolute best on the American hardcourts after the resumption, the European clay has been much kinder to Humbert. The Frenchman reached the third round at the Rome Masters, bowing out to Denis Shapovalov in a hard-fought 7-6 1-6 4-6 loss.Humbert now comes up against Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely, who has been a mainstay on the tour for the better part of a decade. Vesely’s 2020 season had gotten off to a great start with a title-winning run in Pune, but his post-lockdown form has not been the best.
That said, the Czech would have gained some confidence after clean wins in the qualification stage and a straight-sets win over veteran Gilles Simon in the first round.If Ugo Humbert can produce the kind of tennis that he did against Medvedev, he would be the overwhelming favorite in this match.The Frenchman’s brand of aggressive baseline tennis was on full display in the first round. He used his strong forehand to put immense pressure on his opponent in long baseline exchanges, and also showed off his deft touch with several perfectly executed volleys and drop shots.
Jiri Vesely will need to be at his absolute best, especially on serve, if he hopes to prevail against Humbert. However, the Frenchman’s solid groundstrokes off both wings coupled with his momentum from the last match may prove to be too much for Vesely.Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will be looking to get his claycourt campaign up to speed as Roland Garros approaches, when he takes on veteran Pablo Cuevas for a place in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Hamburg Open.
Tsitsipas had a disastrous end to his North American hardcourt swing despite starting it on a promising note. The Greek was dumped out of the US Open after he failed to convert six match points in his third round match against Croatia’s Borna Coric.Tsitsipas then put up a subpar performance against 18-year-old Jannik Sinner at the Italian Open last week, exiting the tournament at the first hurdle itself.
In desperate need of some claycourt momentum before the French Open, Tsitsipas finally got his game together during his Hamburg first round match on Wednesday.The World No. 6 suffocated his Brit opponent Dan Evans with his depth and precision, and converted four of the five break points he earned. Tsitsipas also timed the ball well from his backhand, an issue that had affected the Greek during his 2020 clay debut in Rome.
In his first round match against World No. 29 Taylor Fritz, Cuevas won 50% of the points on second return of serve and wrapped up the match in straight sets.Stefanos Tsitsipas possesses an all-court game and amazing shot selection, and has had good enough results to suggest that he can hold his own on clay. And while the Greek suffers from the occasional niggles on his backhand, he has shown some improvement on that wing in Hamburg.
Pablo Cuevas, on the other hand, has a game tailor-made for the slow, bouncy clay. The Uruguayan imparts heavy topspin on his forehand and also has an effective kick serve.
In addition to the regulation strokes, Cuevas also likes playing trick shots every now and then. Wielding a single-handed backhand just like his young opponent, Cuevas will be involved in a lot of backhand-to-backhand rallies where he will be looking to extract errors from Tsitsipas.The key for Tsitsipas in the match will be his forehand. The Greek has used it to control the rallies from the baseline in the past, and if he can do that again he will be in a good position.