Cecchinato vs Dzumhur (By: Stanioooo)

1st round match in Monte Carlo between Marco Cecchinato and Damir Dzumhur.

H2H they have 5 matches and it is 3:2 for Cecchinato, but it has to be marked that Cecchinato's three wins are on clay courts, while the losses on hard. Marco is going on another level when he has to play on clay courts and proved it during the last season with several excellent performances, but the peak was obviously in Paris with his semifinal in Paris. He beat Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals and had absolutely no power left for Dominic in the semifinal. Still it's the highest achievement in his career so far and this season he didn't amaze anyone with his trophy in Buenos Aires after beating all his opponents in straight sets including the Argentinians Guido Pella and Diego Schwartzman. His win in the final against Diego was really humiliating for the Argentinian and the crowd- 6:1 6:2. So, it's time for maybe Marco's favorite part of the season with a row of clay court tournaments. He will need little time to adapt, but he proved he plays excellent on this surface.

Damir is also moving very well on the courts, no matter it we talk about clay or hard courts, but his serve is not working for him during 2019. His performances are poor with only one bigger result after the win in Rotterdam in three sets against Tsitsipas. I am also not so sure what his current condition is after he withdrew from the tournament in Miami against Cecchinato in the 2nd round. His results on clay during the last season were also very poor with a lot of early exits including the one in Monte Carlo. Strangely or not he faced Marco Cecchinato in the beginning of the tournament and lost with 6:3 6:2.

Only because it's the beginning of the tournament, I will avoid playing a straight-sets win for Marco, but it's very expected to happen. My pick will be -3.5 games AH for the Italian which he can cover without much problems if he plays on the level he is capable of on clay.

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Cecchinato vs Dzumhur predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Cecchinato -3.5 games AH Pinnacle 1.67 10 Retirement PUSH (Stake return)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Cecchinato vs Dzumhur betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Stanioooo).
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