German Tennis Championships 2016: Saturday Scores, Results, Latest Draw Schedule

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2016

Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas returns in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Pablo Cuevas and Martin Klizan booked their places in the final of the 2016 German Tennis Championships on Saturday.

Cuevas beat Renzo Olivo in straight sets before Klizan similarly overcame Stephane Robert. Here are Saturday's results as the lineup for the final was decided:

German Tennis Championships 2016: Saturday's Results
Pablo Cuevas bt. Renzo Olivo7-5, 6-3
Martin Klizan vs. Stephane Robert6-3, 6-4
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Saturday Recap

Cuevas edged the first set by a single break.

Neither player served remarkably well, but the Uruguayan was more clinical in punishing his opponent's second serveaided by three double-faults on Olivo's part—and found success at the net with some neat volleying.

The Argentinian was able to fend off six break points but struggled to threaten Cuevas' serve, earning just one opportunity to break and failing to take it—ensuring there would only be one outcome when he eventually succumbed.

TennisTV shared the stats:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas breaks to take 1st set in #Hamburg v Renzo #Olivo. 2nd set here: https://t.co/kRsZ9udpkC https://t.co/wOGmZmSxPn

Meanwhile, tennis writer Jake Davies reflected on Cuevas' journey:

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Incredible story for Pablo Cuevas, on the cusp of Top 20 for the first time. A few years ago he was out for 2 years through knee surgery...

Olivo was somewhat more threatening in the second set as he pursued a way back into the match, but he couldn't convert any of his five break points with Cuevas dropping just three of 20 points on his first serve, per Pro Tennis Live.

Once again he was broken, and Cuevas made no mistake in seeing out the match, securing his place in the final when Olivo netted a backhand.

TennisTV shared his celebrations, while tennis writer Jose Morgado noted the effect his win will have on his ranking:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

Pablo #Cuevas is thru to #Hamburg final. A straight set victory for the Uruguayan over Renzo #Olivo https://t.co/exMcc6dKlM

José Morgado @josemorgado

Pablo Cuevas to make his top 20 debut on Monday. #20 with final #18 with title

In the second match, Robert got off to a quick start as he broke to go 2-1 up, but Klizan responded magnificently.

The Slovakian broke back twice as he roared back to take the set, losing just one of the following five games. Once again, TennisTV had the stats:

Tennis TV @TennisTV

Martin #Kilizan seals 1st set of SF with an ace 6-3 over Stephane #Robert. Here are the stats in #Hamburg https://t.co/yFsBhbxdSd

Robert again took the initiative in the second set with another break, but Klizan soon drew level—indeed, the pattern of the first set repeated itself as he then broke for a second time.

He'll play Cuevas on Sunday, who will be pursuing his third ATP title of the year.

The Uruguayan has been playing a high level throughout the tournament—he is yet to be broken in Hamburg thus far—so if Klizan finds himself going behind early as he did here, he'll struggle to get back into the match.  


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