Wawrinka vs Cecchinato (By: Stanioooo)
2nd round match in Monte Carlo between Stan Wawrinka and Marco Cecchinato.
That's the first match between them. I wrote about Marco in my previous pick against Dzumhur, but the match was not finished. After 4:0 in the 1st set for the Italian, the match finished with a retirement by Dzumhur. I had in mind this could happen as in Miami Damir also retired against Marco Cecchinato and obviously he was still not well prepared for official matches.
Stan Wawrinka also started with a win against Lucas Pouille in straight sets, but has to be marked that in the 1st set Lucas was serving for the set leading 5:4, but he was broken and everything in his performance somehow ruined. We know what he is capable of when playing on clay, but also there is one thing about Stan- his adaptation to the new surfaces takes more time and in the first torunament/s his results are not consistent at all. Last he played in Miami losing early in the 1st round against Krajinovic in three sets losing the final tiebreak, although he was 5:1 points ahead. He was shocked by himself what actually he did in the last 6 points gifting the match to the Serbian.
What I expect in this match between two players with one-handed backhands is a lot of rallies and a long match. I highly doubt Wawrinka is capable of beating Cecchinato on his best surface in straight sets. The bookies make Wawrinka the slight favorite to win this match, although Cecchinato has the better ranking. It's hard to say if Wawrinka should be pointed as a favorite here, but even in form close to his best, he would still have problems against Marco. +1.5 sets AH for the Italian is my pick here without thinking a lot.
Wawrinka vs Cecchinato predictions
|Cecchinato +1.5 Sets AH||Pinnacle||1.62||10||1-2 WON (+6.2 units)|
Wawrinka vs Cecchinato betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Stanioooo).