Marco Cecchinato vs Alexander Shevchenko Prediction and Odds: Croatia Open 2023

Two players from different generations will face each other in the opening round of the Croatian Open in Umag. Shevchenko won their previous match and is a favorite going into this one.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Marco Cecchinato vs Alexander Shevchenko – Match Predictions

Shevchenko is one of the best young players on the tour who is still looking for a place under the spotlight. He is one of the dark-horse candidates to win the Croatia Open and at the start he will have to handle the 2018 Croatia Open winner Marco Cecchinato.

Alexander Shevchenko -2.5

The only previous match between the two ended with an easy win for Shevchenko and was for a reason. The Russian youngster is much better player than the Italian veteran and there is no doubt that he will prove that once against at the Croatian Open.

Under 21.5 games

Cecchinato is having a losing record this season and he is simply not even close to the level he once was. Shevchenko is on top of his game and perfectly ready to attack from the very start of the match. It will not take a while before Shevchenko take full control of this match and will get the job done quite easily in a match on under 21.5 games.

Marco Cecchinato vs Alexander Shevchenko Preview

Marco Cecchinato has lost the last 7 matches on the ATP tour and it is pretty unlikely that he will end the losing streak against Shevchenko.

Marco Cecchinato

Marco Cecchinato is ranked 96th in the world which is far lower than his career high at No. 16. The player who once defeated Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros quarterfinals is 13-18 for the season and 12-14 on clay.

Two weeks ago, he won a Bundesliga match against Pedro Cachin which is not an official ATP tour match and that is his only win in the last two months.

Cecchinato’s best result this season was the semifinals in Estoril where he lost to Miomir Kecmanovic.

Alexander Shevchenko

Alexander Shevchenko is ranked No. 93 in the world and he has never been higher than 84th in the world. The Russian is 27-21 for the season including 15-10 on clay.

Shevchenko is coming off a second round loss to Casper Ruud in Bastad after he defeated Juan Manuel Cerundolo in the first match.

Shevchenko’s best results this season are the titles in Madrid and Phoenix, both at the Challenger Tour. He also made it to the third round at the ATP Madrid tournament where he lost to Daniil Medvedev.

Marco Cecchinato vs Alexander Shevchenko Head to Head

Shevchenko won the only previous match against Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 16 of the Szenczin challenger last year.

Croatia Open
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Marco Cecchinato vs Alexander Shevchenko Match Details

  • When will the match between Cecchinato vs Shevchenko be played? The match is scheduled for July 25.
  • Who is the favorite in the Cecchinato vs Shevchenko match? According to the bookies, Shevchenko is the favorite to win this match.
  • Who is the defending champion of the Croatia Open? Jannik Sinner won the tournament in 2022.

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