Ten­nis - 4th-seeded Cuevas beats Ko­va­lik to reach Euro­pean Open QF

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Fourth-seeded Pablo Cuevas beat Slo­vak qual­i­fier Jozef Ko­va­lik 6-4, 7-6 (4) to reach the Euro­pean Open quar­ter­fi­nals yes­ter­day. The Uruguayan had 11 aces, and broke Ko­va­lik once in each set in their sec­ond-round match. In first-round ac­tion, fifth-seeded Gilles Si­mon of France beat an­other qual­i­fier, Ger­many's Yan­nick Maden, 6-3, 6-2. Si­mon, a los­ing semi­fi­nal­ist to Andy Mur­ray at the Shang­hai Masters last week­end, was ruth­less in con­vert­ing five of six break-point chances.

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