Cecchinato crumbles to first-round defeat at Croatia Open

partager

Fifth seed Marco Cecchinato lost inside 80 minutes to Aljaz Bedene in the first round of the Croatia Open.

Marco Cecchinato was a first-round casualty at the Croatia Open as he lost to Aljaz Bedene in straight sets.

Fifth seed Cecchinato reached the semi-finals of the French Open last year but lost in the first round at Roland Garros in 2019 and was undone on the clay in Umag on Monday.

Bedene came through 6-3 6-2 in an hour and 19 minutes, the brisk nature of the contest in stark contrast to Jiri Vesely’s three-hour win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.

Vesely stunned Alexander Zverev en route to the third round at Wimbledon but needed a third-set tie-break to avoid the tables being turned on him by another German opponent, eventually claiming a 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) win over Stebe.

Wildcard Jannik Sinner, 17, beat Pedro Sousa in the day’s other first-round match.

At the Swedish Open, Roberto Carballes Baena beat fellow Spaniard Jaume Munar and there was home success as Mikael Ymer overcame Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

  • share

Tennis Majors brings you live news, exclusive video, stats and opinions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please like and share.

Subscribe to our newsletter here and stay up to date with all the exclusive content we provide on daily basis.If you’d like notifications for breaking news and great videos, you can sign up through the dialog box that opens when you arrive on Tennis Majors - and look out for our regular contests.

Our videos are mainly on Dailymotion : have a look !

More News

Exclusive contents (video, behind-the-scene stories...), meetings with champions, tech advices, fresh news & datas... Subscribe to tennismajors.com,the ultimate platform for tennis lovers