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Marco Cecchinato wins the ATP Challenger Tour event in Milan.

Cecchinato Prevails Again In Italy

Revisit the week that was on the ATP Challenger Tour as we applaud the achievements of those on the rise and look ahead to who’s in action in the week to come


Aspiria Tennis Cup (Milan, Italy): No. 5 seed and local favourite Marco Cecchinato delighted the home crowd by prevailing in the final over Laslo Djere of Serbia, 6-2, 6-2. After dropping the first set in his opening round, the Italian found his stride and dropped an average of five games in his last four matches.

The win gives Cecchinato his third ATP Challenger Tour title, all of which have come in Italy. Seventeen of the 19 Challenger events in which he has reached the semi-finals or better have also taken place on home soil.


The lone Challenger on the schedule for next week is the $50,000 event in Marburg, Germany, which returns for the seventh consecutive year. Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia is the highest-ranked player in the draw, while Gerald Melzer of Austria is the No. 3 seed. Other notable names in the draw include #NextGen star Andrey Rublev of Russia and Nils Langer of Germany, last year's runner-up.

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