Pablo Cuevas, of late, has been making a habit of pulling rabbits out of his hat, coming up with ridiculous shots time and again. In his first round match versus Damir Dzumhur, Cuevas recreated the famous 'behind-the-back no-look' pass which he had showcased in his match against Zverev in 2017.
World Number 45 Pablo Cuevas has never been short of entertainment and has been making the headlines for all the right reasons. Be it his extraordinary no-look tweener drop against Tsitsipas in Estoril earlier this year, or his famous behind-the-back no-look pass against Alexander Zverev in Madrid 2017, Cuevas has never been shy of coming up with masterful trick shots.
In his first round matchup against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon on Monday, Cuevas turned back the clock with an outrageous behind-the-back no-look pass to leave his opponent stunned.
In the sixth game of the fifth set, serving 0-15 down, Cuevas hit a forehand approach off Dzumhur's sliced forehand return, to which Dzumhur responded with a backhand pass down the middle. Cuevas hit the subsequent volley back to Dzumhur's backhand, and Dzumhur lobbed Cuevas with a sliced backhand of his own. Cuevas, who initially misjudged the lob, ran all the way back to the baseline and stunned Dzumhur with a behind-the-back no-look passing shot. All the Bosnian could do was just stand and watch.
Cuevas eventually pulled through and won the match in five sets, with the scoreline reading 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-4 6-2. Cuevas will next face Jiri Vesely in the second round on Wednesday.