04 May - 08:56

Pablo Cuevas is the last to enter the fantastic four

The uruguaian player went from a defeat in the weekend into being one of the final fantastic four in just a few days.

There's a huge difference between being lucky and taking advantage of lucky opportunities. Pablo Cuevas is proving everyone he knows how to grab those opportunities. 

While just five days ago the 33-year-old vet was about to say goodbye to Clube de Ténis do Estoril being defeated in qualifying's last round, Filip Krajonovic's withdrawal has certainly given him a new impetus. His adventure now seems to be endless. 

In the last match of this Friday's night session, Pablo Cuevas has put an end into 2018 runner-up Frances Tiafoe's journey, whom has come to Portugal in a different shape, definitely more tired: 6-0, 6-7 (5) and 6-2 was the final result, already beyond 11 pm local time. 

By this time, the lucky loser status doesn't fairly fit world number 67. The uruguaian is now a serious candidate to seize the throne at Millennium Estoril Open, since he is a true clay court specialist (with six ATP trophies in this surface) and one of the most experienced players still in competition. 

Facing him on the semis will be a next generation player: the spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, whom has come all the way up from the qualifying, achieving his first ever victory in ATP final draws in the meantime, and now he is a semi-finalist.