|Born||30 September 1992|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||$ 4,077,216|
|Career record||63-105 (37.5% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (25 February 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 83 (20 September 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)|
|French Open||SF (2018)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)|
|US Open||1R (2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)|
|Career record||9-49 (15.5% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 169 (27 June 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 554 (19 July 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2016)|
|French Open||1R (2018, 2019)|
|US Open||2R (2015, 2019)|
|Davis Cup||QF (2016)|
|Last updated on: 19 July 2021.|
Marco Cecchinato (Italian pronunciation: ['marko t?ekki'na:to]; born 30 September 1992) is an Italian professional tennis player. On 29 April 2018, he won his first ATP World Tour title at the 2018 Hungarian Open. He became the first Sicilian tennis player to win an ATP title. Cecchinato is a clay specialist and his best Grand Slam result is a semifinal at the 2018 French Open.
Cecchinato then made his Grand Slam debut at the 2015 US Open.
On 20 July 2016, Cecchinato was suspended for 18 months (until January 2018) and fined EUR40,000 by the Italian tennis federation for illegal behavior including match fixing and match betting. The ban was overturned and declared a mistrial after the prosecutors took too long to complete the initial trial phase. Despite this, Cecchinato admitted to telling potential bettors of his poor physical state prior to a match.
Cecchinato reached his first ATP quarterfinal at the 2016 Romanian Open.
He won his first ATP title in Budapest after reaching the final as a lucky loser, having lost in the qualifying competition; he thus became the ninth player ever to win an ATP tournament as lucky loser.
At the 2018 French Open, the 72nd-ranked Cecchinato came from two sets down to win his first Grand Slam match against Marius Copil. In the second round, he defeated lucky loser Marco Trungelliti. In the third round, he came from a set down to topple 10th seed Pablo Carreño Busta. In the fourth round, he beat 8th seed Belgian David Goffin in four sets. He then upset former champion Novak Djokovic in four sets (with a 13-11 tiebreaker in the final set) to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal. His French Open run ended with a loss to Dominic Thiem. His semifinal finish moved him to 27th in the world and enabled him, for the first time in his career, to be seeded at a Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon).
Despite his first Grand Slam seeding, he lost in the first round in four sets against the young Australian Alex de Minaur. Later in July, however, Cecchinato achieved his second career ATP title at the Croatia Open, defeating Guido Pella in the final. As a result, he attained a career-best ranking of 22nd in the world.
At the 2018 Shanghai Rolex Masters, the Italian defeated Gilles Simon and Chung Hyeon to reach the round of 16, where he fell to Novak Djokovic. As a result, he climbed to number 19 in the world rankings.
Cecchinato started his 2019 season in Doha where he reached the semifinals. That was his career best performance in a non-clay ATP tournament.
At the Australian Open, he lost to Filip Krajinovi? in the first round despite leading by two sets and having a match point in the fourth set. That was his third straight first round loss at a grand slam event.
During the Latin American clay court swing, Cecchinato won his third career ATP title at the Argentina Open, defeating Diego Schwartzman in the finals. Cecchinato didn't drop a set in the entire tournament, and lost just three games in a one-sided final. As a result, he also attained his career-best ranking of No. 16 on 25 February 2019.
In 2020 season, which was affected by COVID-19 pandemic, he managed to reach his fourth ATP final at the inaugural Forte Village Sardegna Open in October, where he lost in straight sets to Serbian Laslo ?ere.
Current through the 2021 Moselle Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||Q1||Q2||1R||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||0-4|
|French Open||A||A||Q2||Q3||1R||Q3||SF||1R||3R||3R||0 / 5||9-5|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||NH||1R||0 / 4||0-4|
|US Open||A||A||Q2||1R||A||Q1||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||0-5|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||0-2||0-1||5-3||0-4||2-3||2-4||0 / 18||9-18|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||2R||NH||0 / 1||0-1|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||3R||NH||A||0 / 1||0-1|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||3R||NH||2R||0 / 4||4-4|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||1R||0 / 2||0-2|
|Italian Open||Q2||Q2||1R||Q1||1R||A||2R||2R||2R||Q2||0 / 5||3-5|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||NH||A||0 / 2||0-2|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||0 / 2||0-2|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||NH||0 / 2||2-2|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||0 / 2||0-2|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-1||0-0||0-2||0-0||4-6||3-8||1-2||1-2||0 / 21||9-21|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||A||NH||0 / 1||1-0|
|Win||1-0||Apr 2018||Hungarian Open, Hungary||250 Series||Clay||John Millman||7-5, 6-4|
|Win||2-0||Jul 2018||Croatia Open, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Guido Pella||6-2, 7-6(7-4)|
|Win||3-0||Feb 2019||Argentina Open, Argentina||250 Series||Clay||Diego Schwartzman||6-1, 6-2|
|Loss||3-1||Oct 2020||Forte Village Sardegna Open, Italy||250 Series||Clay||Laslo ?ere||6-7(3-7), 5-7|
|Loss||3-2||May 2021||Emilia-Romagna Open, Italy||250 Series||Clay||Sebastian Korda||2-6, 4-6|
|Win||1-0||Mar 2012||Croatia F3, Umag||Futures||Clay||Andrej Martin||6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||1-1||Feb 2013||Croatia F1, Zagreb||Futures||Hard (i)||Damir D?umhur||2-6, 5-7|
|Win||2-1||Mar 2013||Croatia F3, Umag||Futures||Clay||Attila Balázs||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||3-1||Jul 2013||Italy F17, Modena||Futures||Clay||Dominic Thiem||6-3, 6-4|
|Win||1-0||Aug 2013||San Marino, San Marino||Challenger||Clay||Filippo Volandri||6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||1-1||Sep 2013||Sibiu, Romania||Challenger||Clay||Jaroslav Pospí?il||6-4, 4-6, 1-6|
|Win||4-1||Mar 2014||Italy F6, Santa Margherita di Pula||Futures||Clay||Dennis Novak||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||5-1||Mar 2014||Italy F7, Santa Margherita di Pula||Futures||Clay||Roberto Carballés Baena||6-4, 6-1|
|Loss||1-2||Jun 2014||Mestre, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Pablo Cuevas||4-6, 6-2, 2-6|
|Win||2-2||Apr 2015||Turin, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Kimmer Coppejans||6-2, 6-3|
|Loss||2-3||Sep 2015||Genoa, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Nicolás Almagro||7-6(7-1), 1-6, 4-6|
|Win||3-3||Jun 2016||Milan, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Laslo ?ere||6-2, 6-2|
|Loss||3-4||Sep 2016||Como, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Kenny de Schepper||6-2, 6-7(0-7), 5-7|
|Win||6-1||Mar 2017||Italy F5, Santa Margherita di Pula||Futures||Clay||Andrea Basso||6-4, 6-1|
|Loss||3-5||May 2017||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Stefano Travaglia||2-6, 6-3, 4-6|
|Win||4-5||May 2017||Rome, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Jozef Kovalík||6-4, 6-4|
|Loss||4-6||Jun 2017||Todi, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Federico Delbonis||5-7, 1-6|
|Loss||4-7||Sep 2017||Como, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Pedro Sousa||6-1, 2-6, 4-6|
|Win||5-7||Mar 2018||Santiago, Chile||Challenger||Clay||Carlos Gómez-Herrera||1-6, 6-1, 6-1|
|Loss||5-8||Feb 2020||Punta del Este, Uruguay||Challenger||Clay||Thiago Monteiro||6-7(3-7), 7-6(8-6), 5-7|
|Loss||0-1||Apr 2011||Italy F4, Rome||Futures||Clay||Francesco Aldi|| Leandro Migani
|3-6, 6-3, [6-10]|
|Win||1-1||Jul 2011||Italy F17, Sassuolo||Futures||Clay||Francesco Aldi|| Filippo Leonardi
|Win||2-1||Aug 2011||Spain F27, Xativa||Futures||Clay||Francesco Aldi|| Enrique Lopez-Perez
|Win||3-1||Aug 2011||Serbia F8, Novi Sad||Futures||Clay||Matteo Civarolo|| Marko Begovic
|Loss||3-2||Sep 2012||Todi, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Alessio Di Mauro|| Martin Fischer
|Loss||3-3||Jul 2013||Italy F17, Modena||Futures||Clay||Matteo Fago|| Omar Giacalone
|6-4, 6-7(5-7), [7-10]|
|Win||4-3||Sep 2014||Biella, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Matteo Viola|| Frank Moser
|Win||5-3||Apr 2017||Barletta, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Matteo Donati|| Marin Draganja
|Win||6-3||Sep 2017||Sibiu, Romania||Challenger||Clay||Matteo Donati|| Sander Gille
Cecchinato's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface
|1.||David Goffin||9||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||4R||7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3||72|
Cecchinato is the ninth player in the Open era who won an ATP title as a lucky loser and the third in the last two seasons after Andrey Rublev and Leonardo Mayer in Umag and Hamburg last July.