Laslo Djere and Marco Cecchinato will square in a repeat of last year’s Sardinia final in the first round of the 2021 ATP Buenos Aires Open on Monday, March 1. The match will be scheduled soon. Get the live streaming options of this Laslo Djere v Marco Cecchinato match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Laslo Djere v Marco Cecchinato Head to Head
Cecchinato brings a narrow lead in the head-to-head (2-1), but it was Djere who won a high-tempered Sardinia Open final last year in their most recent match.
This will be their fourth successive meeting on clay.
Winless Djere sentimental on return to South America
The South American Golden Swing holds a special place in Laslo Djere’s heart. The Serbian tends to play on adrenaline in this part of the continent. He won his biggest title of his career at the Rio Open in Brazil, and gave a famous heartwarming post match interview during the trophy presentation.
Djere arrives in Argentina in the midst of a dwindling run of form. He is currently on a five-match losing streak dating back to the end of last season. His fitness leaves a lot to be desired too. The 25-year-old retired in his first match of the season in Antalya.
His last outing came at the Australian Open where he did not lay a glove on Rafael Nadal as he fell to a straight sets defeat. The year’s first Grand Slam is the only Major where the Serbian world no.59 has not a match in his career despite making four main draw appearances.
Djere’s only other completed match this season was also a straight sets loss to Kamil Majchrzak at the Great Ocean Road Open. Having attained a career-high ranking of world no.27 in June 2019, Djere did not defend his Rio crown last year due to coronavirus pandemic sweeping part of the tennis calendar. He lost his spot in the top 50, and is now trying to make ground by re-entering it.
Cecchinato, a former champion in Buenos Aires
A little over two years ago, the Argentina Open was the culmination of Marco Cecchinato’s status as a top 20 player. Cecchinato beat a formidable lineup in Buenos Aires that year, including Cristian Garin, Roberto Carballes Baena, Guido Pella and Diego Schwartzman to win his third career title.
It could be argued, the Italian forgot his wand in Argentina’s capital. Cecchinato went from being a major name in the upper echelons of the men’s game to an equivalent of club player, all in the space of 14 months. His ranking dropped from a career-high world no.16 to a lowly world no.113.
His ranking did not make the cut for a direct entry in main draw appearance in most top tier events. But Cecchinato who stayed true to his roots, found his mark on clay last season to haul his ranking from the depths of obscurity to inside the top 100.
Cecchinato reached the final of the Punta Del Este Challenger last February, and made the third round of the French Open. At his home tournament in Sardinia, the 28-year-old finished runner-up to Laslo Djere in a high-tempered championship match.
Will Cecchinato gain revenge on the Serbian?
Djere v Cecchinato Prediction and Tip
Djere is in a terrible form right now, and his body can sometimes break up at anytime as evidenced in his first match of the season. Cecchinato is not faring any better, but is certainly the more astute of the two players heading into this match.
Tip: Cecchinato to win: 4/6 (bet365)