The 388th-ranked Jack Sock will play Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, the world number 60 in the first round of the US Open. The match will be played from around 1 pm local time (6 pm BST) on Monday, August 31. Get the live streaming options of this Jack Sock v Pablo Cuevas match along with its preview, head to head and tips here.
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Jack Sock v Pablo Cuevas Head to Head
The pair have met twice before, and Cuevas has won on both occasions. He was victorious on the clay of Madrid in 2018, and in the first round of this tournament last year.
Sock’s Glory Days Seem a Distant Memory
Jack Sock was once a top ten player, but those days seem long distant for a man who in now ranked 388 in the world. He has won four ATP titles, but the last, and the most prestigious of those, was the Paris Masters in 2017.
Since then, a combination of injury, loss of form, and questions about his attitude, have seen him plummet down the rankings.
Some of his greatest successes have come on the doubles court anyway – he won the Wimbledon title in 2014, and, again in 2018, where he also lifted the US Open crown. Two years earlier he also won gold in the Mixed Doubles at the Rio Olympics.
Prior to lockdown, Sock played three tournaments in 2020. He lost in the first round in New York and the second in Delray Beach, before finding some form at last by entering the Challenger event in Indian Wells, where he got to the final, only to lose to compatriot Steve Johnson.
He has never been further than the fourth round at the US Open, and lost to the same opponent at this stage last year.
This will be his first competitive match since the resumption of the sport.
Cuevas, a Top Player from Uruguay
Cuevas is one of the best tennis players ever to emerge from Uruguay, and won the French Open doubles’ title in 2008. He has also claimed Masters’ titles in doubles in both Rome and Monte Carlo.
He has also won 6 ATP titles, and been in a further 4 finals, the most recent of which came last year in Estoril, where he was beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets,
Like most South Americans, his preferred surface is clay.
Cuevas has a terrible record in Grand Slam singles – he has never been beyond the second round at Melbourne, Wimbledon or here in New York, and, even in Paris, four third round appearances are the best he has managed.
The 34-year old began the year indifferently playing for his country in the ATP Cup, and making the second round in Auckland. He was beaten in the first-round in Melbourne, and again, back on clay, after reaching the third-round in Cordoba, he then went out at the first time of asking in Rio and Santiago.
In his first competitive outing since the resumption of the sport, he was beaten by Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan, the world 89, in the first round of the Cincinnati Open.
Jack Sock v Pablo Cuevas Prediction & Tip
This is a repeat of last year’s first round match, which Cuevas won with comparative ease. Neither man has shown any sort of form recently, but the Uruguayan must start favourite to win again.
Tip: Cuevas to win in four sets: 9/2 (bet365)