A year after semifinal run, Cecchinato loses in 1st round

Tennis 05/26/19, 13:16

Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic.The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 loss to French wild ...

Italy’s men are starting to matter in tennis like its women

Tennis 05/15/19, 05:59

After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been.Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978. ...

Chile’s Garin upsets Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final

Tennis 05/04/19, 12:45

Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Garin saved both break points he faced after rain delayed play twice in the second set on the outdoor clay.Ranked No. 47, he claimed the biggest ...

Thiem, Wawrinka reach St. Petersburg semifinals

Tennis 09/24/18, 06:05

Top-seeded Dominic Thiem and fit-again Stan Wawrinka won their quarterfinal matches at the St. Petersburg Open on Friday.Austrian player Thiem came through a tough encounter against Daniil Medvedev of Russia, firing 10 aces on his way to a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2) victory.His reward is a semifinal with Roberto Bautista ...

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