Cuevas jumps out to a 6-4 3-1 lead. Then Mathieu wins 8 games in a row to take the second set and get a 3-0 lead in the 3rd. He gets it up to 5-1 in the third before he gets ridiculously tight and Cuevas plays well again, and then it is 5-5. Then Mathieu breaks right back and has an easy service game to win the match.
I don't think Mathieu was quite aggressive enough though, but he will be the underdog in the final
That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
Expected result. Cuevas overperformed in several matches already, today pressure to get into his first ATP final was too much for him. He was choking away set and break lead, fought back in match and gave it away in very next game. Nice run though and at least he was trying his best. Wasnt good enough this time