Pablo Cuevas, (102nd in the ATP ranking) crossed the qualy and continues to be praised in the Swiss brick dust. With presence and his traditional quality he defeated the recent semi-finalist of the Masters 1000 in Rome Reilly Opelka (35 °).
After an even first set and no break possibilities, the 35-year-old dominated the second set at ease, specifying two service breaks and saving the two break points he had against, so he ended up fastening the victory in one hour and 25 minutes by 7-6 (5) and 6-2.
The next thing for the Uruguayan at the ATP 250 in Geneva will be Arthur Cazaux. The 18-year-old Frenchman, 684th in the ranking, got into the main draw by invitation and surprised by beating his compatriot Adrian Mannarino (37th) 6-3, 6-7 (5) and 6-3, eighth head serial.
In doubles, Cuevas will form a duo with Argentine Guido Pella and in front will have his former Indian teammate Rohan Bopanna and Croatian Franko Skugor, fourth seed. In addition, the Uruguayan Ariel Behar and the Ecuadorian Gonzalo Escobar will start their way against the Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.