The Italian has once again brought out his best version. Cecchinato has played an almost perfect match and with a strong doubles result of 6-2 confirms his passage to the next round.
interesting duel between Roberto Bautista and Marco Cecchinato in Roma. The man from Castellón makes his debut in Rome after a season where the coasts did not go as expected. Faced with Marco Cecchinato, who was looking to get the crowd’s support and who had also already beaten McDonald in his debut. In the previous two meetings of the head-to-head and two wins for Castellón’s man, although this time the game looked much more even.
Cecchinato smiles again
From the beginning we saw a very ambitious and inspired Cecchinato. His talented tennis came to the fore and thanks to an early break he went 3-1 up. Bautista tried to force his solid tennis from the lower part of the court, but he couldn’t resist his opponent, who succeeded with both forehand and backhand. Also, those lefties, so he ended up destroying Spanish tennis. Marco once again took advantage of the second break option to send the crowd into a frenzy at 5-2 and stay at the gates of the first set. No big problems a a powerful 6-2 and in 31 minutes he took the first set.
Problems kept coming for the Baptist, who was not at all satisfied with his ministry. The Spaniard couldn’t get quick points and watched Marco Cecchinato’s games drop again and again. Transalpi’s player led 3-0 after the double break. Bautista continued to fight and had three counter break options, but he didn’t win the prize and his rival’s 4-0 almost put the game away. That yes, Castellón’s attitude was great and he fought until the end, although barring a miracle, the duel seemed to decant for the local player. Bautista was able to level the score at 2-5, but now Cecchinato served to close out the game in just over an hour. The usual pressure in this sport came at the end of the game and Bautista had four break balls. Cecchinato saved them all and ended up getting the win to excite all his fans again.