The illusion of Pablo Cuevas at Australian Open. The Uruguayan, one of the players who amused the public the most with his quarantine, said goodbye to Melbourne after falling to the local Alex De Miñaur by 6-3, 6-3 and 7-5.
In two exact hours of play, the local knew how to take better advantage of his chances, stay firm with his service (He averaged an 87% effectiveness with the first one) to win the key points and get into the third round of the contest.
Despite the loss in straight sets, Cuevas will have to leave Melbourne Park with his head high: it was one of the many players locked up for 14 days for those infected on the flights that arrived in the oceanic countryTherefore, their preparation was far from ideal.
With the defeat of the one born in Concordia, the only Latin American who remains alive in the first Grand Slam of the year is Diego schwartzman, who will face the Russian Alsan karastev in the next round.