|Marco Cecchinato Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||September 30, 1992|
Marco Cecchinato is an Italian professional tennis player who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport. He had broken into the ‘Top 20’ of the official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) singles rankings in February 2019 and had reached the semi-final of the singles event at the 2018 French Open. He had broken into the ‘Top 170’ of the doubles rankings in June 2016 and had reached the 3rd round of the doubles event at the 2016 Australian Open. He was also a member of the Italian squad that had reached the quarter-final of the prestigious Davis Cup in 2016. In April 2018, he had become the first player from the island of Sicily to win an ATP World Tour title when he had triumphed at the 2018 Hungarian Open. He has also won the Croatia Open (July 2018) and the Argentina Open (February 2019) on the ATP World Tour.
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Sergio Cecchinato
- Mother – Stefania Cecchinato
He is represented by –
- Luigi ‘Gigi’ Sangermano, Manager, Gruppo Sangermano, Italy
- Ace-Management, Tennis Management Firm, Italy
Right-Handed (One-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Marco has dated –
- Gaia (2018-Present) – Marco had started dating a woman named Gaia in 2018 and they got engaged later. They have a son together named Edoardo (b. July 24, 2020). He has 2 step-daughters from Gaia’s previous relationship(s).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Italian descent.
- Toned physique
- Tousled, curly hair
- Often sports a light stubble
- Affable smile
- Has the number ’13’ tattooed on his wrist
Marco has been sponsored by –
- Lotto Sport Italia
Marco Cecchinato Favorite Things
- Tennis Surface – Clay
- Tennis Shot – Serve
- Tennis Tournament/Event – ATP Masters 1000 Rome
- Tennis Role Model/Idol – Marat Safin
- Sports – Tennis, Soccer
- Soccer Club – A.C. Milan
Source – ATP
Marco Cecchinato Facts
- Marco had started playing tennis from the age of 7 and was trained by his uncle who was a tennis coach.
- In July 2016, he had been suspended for 18 months and was fined €40k by the Italian tennis federation on charges of match-fixing and match betting. The ban was, however, overturned after the prosecutors had taken too long to complete the initial trial phase.
- When he won the 2018 Hungarian Open, his first title on the ATP World Tour, he had become just the 9th player ever to win an ATP tournament as a lucky loser.
- When he had reached the semi-final of the singles event at the 2018 French Open, he was ranked number 72 in the official ATP singles rankings. He had, thus, become the lowest-ranked semi-finalist at the tournament since number 100 ranked Andrei Medvedev in 1999. He had also become the first Italian Grand Slam semi-finalist since Corrado Barazzutti had achieved the feat at the 1978 French Open.
- A clay-court specialist, his semi-final appearance at the 2019 Qatar Open was his career-best performance at a non-clay ATP tournament.
- When he had won the Argentina Open in February 2019, he had not dropped even a single set in the entire tournament.
Featured Image by Marco Cecchinato / Instagram