Marco Cecchinato didn't win his first ATP match of 2018 until Monte Carlo in April. He has turned his year around, exponentially, to say the least.
The surprise French Open semifinalist won the Croatia Open for his second ATP title of the season, defeating Guido Pella in straight sets on Sunday.
.@CroatiaOpenUmag titlist Marco Cecchinato, who was at No. 107 on 5 March, continues his rise to a career-high No. 22. ????????— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) July 23, 2018
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Sitting at a career-high ranking of No. 22 in the world, the 25-year-old Cecchinato has jumped over 80 spots since March.
Marco Cecchinato wins in Umag a 2nd career title, both in the last 3 months.— José Morgado (@josemorgado) July 22, 2018
He also reached two semifinals in the middle - Roland Garros (!) and Eastbourne (a first on grass).
Up to #22 (!) in the ATP Ranking.
He won his first ATP title in Budapest in April. His next task is to take on Gael Monfils in the first round of Hamburg.
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