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- into Russian: Пабло Куэвас. Translation complete.
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Pablo Cuevas (born January 1, 1986, in Concordia, Argentina) is a Uruguayan professional tennis player. Cuevas won the 2008 French Open Men's Doubles title with Luis Horna.
In February 2009, Cuevas reached the doubles ranking of No. 16 after winning the 2009 Movistar Open. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of No. 88 on February 4, 2008.
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 tities.
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 semi-final against Fernando González.
uevas 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 quarter-finals, 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, he 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 Frantisek Cermak and Michal Mertinak by 6-3, 6-3. This win helped Cuevas achieve his doubles ranking high of 17 in the world on February 9, 2009.
In the first round at Wimbledon 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 is 11-3 in Davis Cup singles matches, and 3–3 in Davis Cup doubles matches.