Pablo Cuevas powers past Dominik Koepfer 6-2 6-3 in the qualifications in Beijing on Sunday after playing a remarkable match to play Karen Khachanov in the 1st round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Cuevas came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Koepfer in the 1st game (1-0). Cuevas improved his lead after breaking the German in the 5th (4-1) game before managing to win the set (6-2).

2nd set.

Cuevas won the set after he broke Koepfer 3 times in the 3rd (2-1), in the 5th (4-1) and in the 9th (6-3) game. Koepfer tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 6th (4-2) game. Anyhow, Cuevas maintained the focus before winning the set 6-3.

A crucial moment of the match was when Cuevas won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 4-1.

1st
Cuevas
Koepfer
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Cuevas
Koepfer
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Uruguayan scored 60 points vs. Koepfer’s 46 points.

The Uruguayan served extremely well to win 77% of the points (24/31) behind his first serve. Anyhow he won only 44% points (11/25) on his second serve. The Uruguayan fired 10 aces and he committed 4 double faults. Cuevas was sharp when converting 83% of the break points that he conquered (5/6). On the other side, Koepfer wasn’t that great in converting his break points because he converted only 17% of his break points (1/6). That was one of the key issues for his demise.

After this match, the head to head between Cuevas and Koepfer is 1-0 for Pablo.

Next Match: Pablo Cuevas vs. Karen Khachanov – stats

Cuevas will take on Khachanov in the 1st round.

This will be the 4th time that Pablo Cuevas and Karen Khachanov clash against each other. The head to head is 2-1 for Khachanov (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Khachanov won 6-2 7-64 in the 2nd round in Auckland back in 2018.

Tennis Scores in Beijing

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