Dominic Thiem v Marco Cecchinato Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for ATP Geneva Open 2022: Thiem Still Searching First Win of Season

Dominic Thiem v Marco Cecchinato Live Streaming & Predictions
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Two-time French Open Dominic Thiem continues his search for a first win upon return, as he plays Marco Cecchinato  in the first round of the 2022 ATP Geneva Open on Monday, May 16. Get the live streaming options of this Dominic Thiem v Marco Cecchinato match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Dominic Thiem v Marco Cecchinato Head to Head

Their only meeting was in the semi-finals of the 2018 French Open, which Thiem won in straight sets.

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Thiem Seeks First Win Upon Return

2020 US Open winner and two time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem continues his return to the tour.

After losing out in the first round of the ATP Challenger in Marbella, Thiem returned to the main tour last month at the Serbia Open in Belgrade, but fell short in a decider.

The former world number three continued his quest to return to the level he was at during the 2019-2020 timeframe and was hoping for a better run the following week in Estoril heading into the clay Masters 1000s and the French Open in May.

However, another up and down performance followed from the Austrian and despite a strong showing in the second set, it was a straight set loss in the tiebreak to Benjamin Bonzi of France.

Thiem returned to Madrid last week where he was runner-up in 2017 and 2018 as well as semi-finalist last year and  looking to a familiar venue to rekindle good form and mark his clay revival.

Up against former world number one Andy Murray, it was evident how far behind the Austrian is in his comeback and despite some good tennis and points, it was a straight set loss for Thiem against Murray.

Running into home favorite Fabio Fognini in the Rome Masters 1000, Thiem again played well in patches but fell short when needed losing another opener in straight sets.

With the French Open a few days, the Austrian will not only be looking for a first win of the season but in fact a few confidence seeking wins going into the second major of the year.

Cecchinato Winless In Nine Tournaments

Italian Marco Cecchinato made the final four of the 2018 French Open defeating none other than 20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals that year.

A strong season in 2018 and the Italian was ranked as high as number 16 in the world in the ATP rankings.

However, Cecchinato at the moment is a far cry from the player he was then.

It has been qualifier, ATP Challengers and opening rounds of the main draw. Entering his tenth tournament of the season, Cecchinato has yet to register a first main draw win having lost out in each of the previous nine events.

Defeats to Dmitry Popko and Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida early in the season set the tone and he has not been able to recover from that, stumbling to one defeat after another.

Looking to get any sort of form ahead of the French Open, the Italian looked in better touch in the qualifiers here defeating Julian Lenz of Germany and Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas in straight sets making the main draw in Geneva.

Cecchinato will be hoping to thrive on Thiem’s relative lack of confidence and match practice at the moment and register his first win in the main draw this year.

Thiem v Cecchinato Prediction and Tip

A repeat of the 2018 French Open semi-final with both players desperately seeking some form with Roland Garros less than a week away.

While both players are seeking their first main draw wins in a while, Thiem has looked close to getting some form against some of the in-form players on the tour. Cecchinato on the other hand has struggled to make it past the qualifiers this season.

A good match  with Thiem winning a hard fought contest in straight sets.

Tip: Thiem to win in straight sets: 11/10(Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2022 ATP Geneva Open will be played from May 16 to 21. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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