Marco Cecchinato will challenge Danilo Petrovic in the semi-finals of Forte Village Sardegna Open later today. While both are 28 years of age, they significantly vary in their experiences.
Cecchinato is a clay-court specialist. He is the first Sicilian tennis player to win an ATP title. The Italian’s best Grand Slam result is a semifinal at the 2018 French Open.
Petrovic on the other hand, has not had much success this year. The furthest run he’s had this year stands to be at this tournament.
- Fixture: Marco Cecchinato vs Danilo Petrovic
- Date: 17th October 2020
- Tournament: Forte Village Sardegna Open
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Venue: Sardinia, Italy
- Category: ATP World Tour 250 Series
- Surface: Clay
Marco Cecchinato vs Danilo Petrovic Match Preview
The Italian wild-card Marco Cecchinato has vanquished some tournament seeds on his way to the semi-finals. He knocked out the fourth seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. He also defeated America’s Tommy Paul 7-6(1), 6-4 in the round of 16.
Danilo Petrovic replaced the top-seed Fabio Fognini after Fognini’s withdrawal from the tournament as he tested positive for coronavirus. Petrovic overcame Federico Delbonis of Argentina 7-6(3), 6-1 in the quarter-finals yesterday.
Marco Cecchinato vs Danilo Petrovic: Head-to-Head
Both have a chance to advance to the finals in Sardinia in this first rendition of the event. The duo hasn’t played against each other in their careers yet. They both have a right-handed forehand.
However, they differ in their use of backhands. Cecchinato uses a single-handed one while Petrovic uses a double-handed one. The head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Marco Cecchinato vs Danilo Petrovic: Match Prediction
Cecchinato is a very experienced player. He has reaped his best results on clay. The Italian is being heavily favoured to win the tournament. Even though Petrovic has performed really well this past week, he’ll have to muster a miracle to knock Cecchinato out.
Match Prediction: Marco Cecchinato beats Danilo Petrovic Laslo in 3 sets.