Cecchinato Sets Passaro Clash At Vicenza Challenger

Marco Cecchinato (photo: Internazionali di Tennis – Citta’ Di Vicenza)


While the second Grand Slam tournament of the season is underway at Roland-Garros in Paris, the clay-court swing on the ATP Challenger Tour in Europe continues this week in Italy with the ninth edition of the Internazionali Di Tennis – Citta’ Di Vicenza. The €74,825 is being held at the Tennis Palladio 98.

Home favourite Marco Cecchinato, who entered the main draw with a wild card, defeated Lukas Neumayer of Austria 6-3, 6-4 in the first round on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Palermo native broke his rival’s serve three times to secure victory in one hour and 29 minutes.

Up next for Cecchinato, who was a Roland-Garros semi-finalist in 2018, will be top seed Francesco Passaro. The World No. 134 from Italy eased past Frenchman Maxime Janvier 6-1, 6-2 in only 59 minutes.


Singles – First Round

Passaro defeated Janvier 6-1, 6-2
Trungelliti defated Carboni 6-4, 6-2
Fonio defeated Agamenone 7-6, 7-5
Cecchinato defeated Neumayer 6-3, 6-4
Fatica defeated Skatov 6-4, 6-0