World number 16 Marco Cecchinato will be up against 36th-ranked Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the second round of the 2019 ATP Monte-Carlo Masters. The match will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at 5 pm local time (4 pm BST). Get Marco Cecchinato v Stan Wawrinka live streaming options along with its predictions and preview here.
Looking to watch (and bet) on the Marco Cecchinato v Stan Wawrinka live streaming online? Go to bet365 > Tennis > Live Streaming here*
[maxbutton id=”5″ text=”Watch (& Bet on) Cecchinato v Wawrinka Live” ]
*Geo-restrictions apply & pre-funded account needed
Marco Cecchinato v Stan Wawrinka Head to Head
This will be the first time that Cecchinato and Wawrinka will face off against each other at the top level.
Cecchinato on His Favourite Surface…
…and by some distance. To give a context, last year, Cecchinato played 22 matches on non-clay surfaces and won just 7 of them. On the other hand, on clay, Cecchinato had a win-loss record of 37-15, which included a title win at Umag, and a French Open semi-final in which he had also defeated Novak Djokovic.
This has been a norm for the Italian across all seasons rather than an exception and it was no different this year. He was a first round loser at the Auckland Open and Australian Open earlier this but come clay in Buenos Aires, Cecchinato went on to win the title by beating Deigo Schwartzman in the final.
He was leading 4-0 against Damir Dzumhur in his first round match here before his opponent had to retire due to injury and Cecchinato advanced to set up this meeting.
Wawrinka Has a Fight on His Hand
Stan Wawrinka is a former French Open winner and has done well otherwise on clay as well, but the big question is can he play at the same level against a upcoming clay court specialist? Beating the Italian on dirt won’t be an easy thing at all.
The Swiss player is a former winner at the Monte-Carlo too, having lifted the title in 2014 but since then has never made it past the quarter-finals. This time around, he had a tough opening round fixture against Lucas Pouille but came through unscathed, winning in straight sets.
And while the surface has been different, and despite him making a comeback this year, Wawrinka has already gotten the better of Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov and Kei Nishikori earlier this year which signals his form too.
Cecchinato v Wawrinka Predictions & Tips
Given Cecchinato’s love for clay and Wawrinka’s solid play this season, it would be a tough one to call and a hard-fought encounter. One feels a three-setter will be a just result for which betway are offering 6/4.
Tip: Three sets in the match: 6/4 (Betway)
You can watch & bet on Marco Cecchinato v Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday, April 16 here. Also get all the other Monte-Carlo Masters tips and predictions here and your other daily dose of tennis tips and predictions here.