Cecchinato Continues Excelling At Home Challengers
The Italian is the second seed this week in Todi
Some players feel pressure playing in front a home crowd, but Marco Cecchinato truly thrives on local support on the ATP Challenger Tour.
The 23 year old is the No. 2 seed at this week’s ATP Challenger Tour event in Todi. He prevailed two weeks at the Challenger in Milan, dropping an average of just six games per match on his way to the title.
“It was a very important victory for me,” said Cecchinato. “After a bad period in which I lost many matches, I’m finally satisfied and finding the right sensations in my game. The tournament was in a very good location and everything was fantastic there.”
All three of Cecchinato’s ATP Challenger Tour titles have come in Italy. Out of the 19 ATP Challenger Tour events that he has reached the semi-finals or better in, 17 of them have come on home soil.
"I'm a man from the south, I need to feel the support of the people because it exalts me,” said Cecchinato. “I always like to play in Italy even if I know that the level of the tournaments here is usually higher. Being at home is fantastic for me."