Second-seeded Fabio Fognini defeated third-seeded and three-time defending champion Pablo Cuevas in the Brasil Open semifinals today in Sao Paolo, 6-4 6-2. But hell with the results: the real winner here is Cuevas, for pulling off this slick-ass move in the second set:
Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas is probably not going to win this third-round match against Rafa Nadal at the Paris indoors. But he’ll always have this between-the-legs passing shot to look back on as a career highlight.
Early in the second set of 31-year-old Pablo Cuevas’s three-set quarterfinal win over young phenom Alexander Zverev in the Madrid Open, the veteran Uruguayan chased down a lob on the baseline and nailed this incredible no-look, crosscourt winner.
Pablo Cuevas, a clay court specialist ranked No. 30 in the world, claimed his third-straight Brazil Open title yesterday by resorting to some underhanded tactics. With his fourth match point lined up, he hit this dinky second serve, which forced No. 24 Albert Ramos Viñolas to scurry up from the baseline to retrieve…
That’s Pablo Cuevas on the left there. He got mad and staged a protest at Wimbledon because the umpire wouldn’t let him take a pee.