Lucas Pouille to Put an End to Cuevas' Impressive Run

Lucas Pouille

Joao Mourato

Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:00 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his ATP Monte Carlo quarterfinals analysis. Find out our top tennis pick for this Friday's action and why you should place this valuable bet.

Pablo Cuevas (16) vs. Lucas Pouille (11)

Pablo Cuevas continues his impressive run in Monte Carlo. Playing on clay brings the best out of Cuevas with the Uruguayan winning 77.78% of the matches played on this surface in 2017. Looking now at Pablo’s campaign on this event, the world no.27 reaches this stage of the competition after defeating the 2014 champion – Stan Wawrinka – in straight sets. Famous for his outstanding kick serve, Cuevas didn’t face a single break point in the previous round against Wawrinka. Adding to this, the Uruguayan ended the match with great numbers – 20 winners and only 15 unforced errors.

After Adrian Mannarino’s retirement in the previous round due to a hip injury, Lucas Pouille is the last French player remaining in Monte Carlo. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, Pouille presents a solid 57.50% winning record over the last 12 months against top 50 opponents. After a brilliant campaign in Rome last season, Lucas is now just one win away from securing a place in the semifinals on a Masters 1000 event for the 2nd time in his career.

Both players reach this stage of the competition without losing a single set. However, Cuevas had a much tougher draw and that’s one of the reasons why he’s the favorite to win this match. Even though we consider Pablo an extremely tough opponent on this surface, Pouille cannot be underestimated when playing on a big stage like this. Besides, Lucas should also count with an enthusiastic support from the crowd. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Pouille’s betting odds by adding the French to your betting picks to secure a place in the following round.

Free Tennis Pick: Lucas Pouille ML (+227)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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