Bedene vs Cuevas (Approx 10:30am AEDST)
I am happy to continue riding the Cuevas train, as I think he represents value again today. That being said, you have to respect the form of Bedene this week, even with the lacklustre performance from Fabio Fognini today.
Although the first set was quite tight against Jaziri, I was very impressed with the ability for Cuevas to manage his way through the first set tiebreak, before asserting authority early in set 2. I feel that confidence in his game that has been missing since the French Open has been found again.
As I mentioned above, the reason this play is sitting at 2 units instead of higher is the form of Bedene this week. In hindsight, the form of Marterer and performance of Fognini implied an element of value in Bedene, however I think the ease of the victory over Fognini is where the value in Cuevas comes today.
If Cuevas continues to look after his first serve this week, I see him progressing to the next round tomorrow. Happy to settle on a 2 unit selection here as well.
2 units Cuevas to defeat Bedene at $1.72 at Topsport