The 25 year old from Palermo tames the Australian Millman in two sets and wins his first Atp tournament. A journey started by lucky loser and concluded by master in the final. AndQuinzi wins his first Challenger in Francavilla al Mare Cecchinato! Here it is, the first ATP tournament won in the career. The 25 year old from Palermo defeats the Australian John Millman 7-5 6-4 in just under two hours and celebrates on the red ground of Budapest the first final played and won of his career and for the first time will enter the top 60 of the world rankings !
A match always in hand, with the blue owner of the field and able to always give the feeling of being able to win the match as and when he wanted. In the first set, after taking home a break at the third game and collecting the eighth counterbreak, Cecchinato had canceled a ball for the set in the tenth game, when Millman was experiencing his best moment in the match. But Cecchinato is in a state of grace: set point canceled, 5-5 and break to go to serve for the set: and it was 7-5. In the second half Millman forced, he found unexpected points for a mental decline more than athletic Italian and flew on 3-0. And there, once again, Checchinato went up in a roller coaster of emotions and placing a series of games of applause that were tilting the Australian, was completely in the game. Infinite sixth game with two break balls canceled by Cecchinato, equally infinite seventh game, with the break of the blue. And from there, on 4-3 for the Australian, the match was in hand. The 6-4 for the Palermo came as a natural epilogue of what was seen in the field. wonderful.Follow your daily olbg tennis predictions.
- Marco Cecchinato had been eliminated in qualifying, then the withdrawal of Laslo Djere put him back on the tournament table of Budapest (land, 501.345 euros) and the story has changed. For the Australian Millman (No. 94 in the world, also in the first final ATP) a bitter end of an endless day. In the morning he had indeed been right to Bedene (No. 57) 2-6 7-6 (3) 7-6 (5) in the match interrupted yesterday evening by darkness. Cecchinato had reached his first final after beating in the semifinals the other blue Andreas Seppi, in comeback. And before he had passed Mirza Basic, number 89 Atp, and Damir Dzumhur, number 32 in the world ranking and second favorite of seeding, then beat in the quarter the German Jan-Lennard Struff, number 61 Atp and seventh seeded.
In the awards ceremony a very excited Cecchinato, who has spent words for his and his girlfriend gone crazy in the stands: "It was a really complicated match, it was the first ATP final for both of us. I lost the decisive match for the qualifiers ... I sincerely feel I have to thank all of you ... Budapest will always remain in my heart ". This Sunday, April 29 first final in an ATP for Cecchinato tournament, but also first in a Challenger victory for Gianluigi Quinzi. The 22-year-old from Porto San Giorgio won the International Tennis Championships of Abruzzo, a € 43,000 challenger Atp tournament that was staged on the red clay of the Francavilla al Mare Tennis Club. The 347 Atp number, in a wild card race, in the first Challenger final of his career he defeated 6-4 6-2, after an hour and 10 minutes, the Norwegian Next Gen Casper Ruud, number 205 Atp. Thanks to the first title challenger won, Quinzi will earn over eighty places in the standings, climbing around the 265th position.