January 1, 1986 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 45 (October 12, 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 244 (October 28, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2010, 2011)|
|French Open||2R (2013)|
|US Open||2R (2009, 2010)|
|Highest ranking||No. 14 (April 20, 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 69 (October 7, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2011)|
|French Open||W (2008)|
|US Open||3R (2009, 2013)|
|Last updated on: September 25, 2012.|
He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world no. 45 in October 2009 and his career-high doubles ranking of world no. 14 in April 2009.
At the 2007 French Open, Cuevas and Argentine partner Carlos Berlocq made the third round of the men's doubles tournament. Cuevas won the Tunica, Scheveningen, and Lima singles Challenger titles, and the São Paulo-1 and Florianópolis-2 doubles Challenger titles.
Cuevas opened the year at the Movistar Open in Viña del Mar, Chile. He earned his first tour-level victory in his first-round match against Guillermo Coria. He then beat Fernando Verdasco and José Acasuso, before falling in the semifinals against Fernando González. Cuevas reached his career-high singles ranking of no. 88 following Viña del Mar.
In March, Cuevas qualified for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, his first ATP Masters Series event. He defeated Vince Spadea in the first round, before falling to Fernando González in the second round. At Houston, he partnered with Spaniard Marcel Granollers to reach the doubles final, falling to Ernests Gulbis and Rainer Schüttler.
At the 2008 French Open in May, Cuevas partnered with Peruvian Luis Horna to win the doubles title. On their way to the title, the pair defeated seventh seeds Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra in the first round, ninth seeds Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes in the third round, top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals, and second-seeded Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final. They defeated Nestor and Zimonjić 6–2, 6–3, in only 56 minutes to win the title. Cuevas and Horna became the first all-South American team to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title, and Cuevas became the second Uruguayan, after Fiorella Bonicelli, to win a Grand Slam title.
At the 2009 Movistar Open in Viña del Mar, Cuevas, as in 2008, reached the semifinals in singles, where he met local favorite Fernando González. González won the match 6–3, 6–2. In doubles, Cuevas paired with Argentinean Brian Dabul, and together they won the tournament, winning the final against František Čermák and Michal Mertiňák, 6–3, 6–3. This win helped Cuevas achieve his doubles ranking high of no. 17 in the world on February 9, 2009.
In the first round at Wimbledon in 2009, Cuevas defeated Christophe Rochus of Belgium in a come-from-behind victory, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 11–9. In the second round, he lost to 21-year-old Jesse Levine of the U.S. (who defeated Marat Safin in the first round), 6–2, 6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3.
Cuevas qualified into the 2009 International German Open. He reached the semifinals of that tournament by beating Björn Phau, ninth-seeded Jürgen Melzer, eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, and 14th-seeded Nicolás Almagro in the quarterfinals. He lost his semifinal match with Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6–4, 3–6, 5–7.
Cuevas played in the 2009 Kremlin Cup as fifth seed. He advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Lu Yen-hsun and Teymuraz Gabashvili. He lost in the quarterfinals to Mikhail Kukushkin, 6–4, 1–6, 4–6. He did, however, win the doubles title, partnering Marcel Granollers.
Cuevas did not play on tour in 2012.
Cuevas is 15–5 in Davis Cup singles matches, and 6–4 in Davis Cup doubles matches.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||2008||French Open||Clay||Luis Horna|| Daniel Nestor
ATP career finals
Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)|
|ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–4)|
|Runner-up||1.||April 14, 2008||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States||Clay||Marcel Granollers|| Ernests Gulbis
|Winner||1.||June 7, 2008||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||Luis Horna|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||2.||February 7, 2009||Movistar Open, Viña del Mar, Chile||Clay||Brian Dabul|| František Čermák
|Winner||3.||October 22, 2009||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Marcel Granollers|| František Čermák
|4–6, 7–5, [10–8]|
|Winner||4.||February 14, 2010||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Marcel Granollers|| Łukasz Kubot
|Runner-up||2.||May 9, 2010||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Marcel Granollers|| Marc López
|7–6(7–1), 4–6, [4–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||September 29, 2013||Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Horacio Zeballos|| Eric Butorac
|Runner-up||4.||February 16, 2014||Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Horacio Zeballos|| Marcel Granollers
Grand Slam results
- ATPtennis.com - Players - Profiles
- atptennis.com (2008-02-02). "Gonzalez Captures Vina Title in Strange Circumstances". Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- atptennis.com (2008-06-06). "Horna/Cuevas Surprise Roland Garros Champions". Retrieved 2008-06-07.[dead link]
- Martin, John (2009-06-25). "Another Victory for Levine". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
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