Hamburg 2016: Pablo Cuevas vs. Martin Klizan Championship Prediction

Pablo Cuevas vs. Martin Klizan

Cuevas has won 2 titles in 2016 and is in his 4th tournament final of the year.  Klizan won a title earlier this year and is 4-0 in career finals.  Klizan is left-handed and has a big serve, but Cuevas has taken great care of his service games this week in Germany.  Klizan has a bit more punch in his game than Cuevas, but Klizan’s game also seems more likely to breakdown.  The key to this match will be how many times Cuevas can engage Klizan in rallies.  If Klizan is dictating play and cracking big serves, he will be hard to stop.

What to Expect – Both men have played well in 2016.  This should be a great chance for fans to see two players near the top of their form.  The surface should help Cuevas engage in the sort of points he would prefer to play while also blunting a bit of Klizan’s service power.

My Prediction – Pablo Cuevas d. Martin Klizan 7-5, 6-4

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