He should just ask to be given Byes here instead of the 1st Rounds...I genuinely think he has a phobia on Masters R16s.
At least can't say he tanked, he was just in one of his typical bad days where his energy is very low and can't dictate any points, can't find a potent first serve to save his life, slow to react on balls, and slow to move. Cuevas I thought played solidly, but as I said, Stan didn't play like an effective aggressive Top 10 player there, it is kind of like declined Berdych at times. Shots Cuevas did is what Stan usually does, with great 1-2 punch at times.
But yes, deep inside I'm SEETHING because with Murray gone, this would have been the perfect chance for him to get to another Masters Final, but as I said it just seems to be a thing with Stan in this particular round that I guess I just have to live with, and just hope he will have one of the matchup on that particular round that will be OK for him even if he's subpar. At least he's shown fighting this match so it doesn't look horrible. But I guess my hopes of him reaching #2 may just be a dream. Congrats again to Cuevas though, good draw to maybe even reach his first Masters Final.