Jozef Kovalik stuns Marco Cecchinato 7-67 6-1 in the semifinal in Szczecin Challenger on Saturday. Kovalik will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Guido Andreozzi in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kovalik enjoyed quite a good start of the set after breaking Cecchinato in the 1st game (1-0). Nevertheless, that was not enough for the Slovakian to win the set as Cecchinato succeeded in breaking back in the 10th (5-5) game. The Slovakian kept his cool before winning the set at the breaker at 7.

2nd set.

Kovalik overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Cecchinato in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 5-0. Jozef improved his lead after breaking the Italian in the 4th (4-0) game before conquering the set (6-1).

A crucial moment of the match was when Kovalik won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.

1st
Kovalik
Cecchinato
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Kovalik
Cecchinato
6-1
6
1
5
1
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Slovakian scored 76 points vs. the Italian’s 53 points.

Kovalik was effective when converting 60% of the break points that he procured (3/5). On the other side, Cecchinato was battling in converting his break points because he converted only 17% of his break points (1/6). That was one of the key issues for his loss.

After this match, the head to head between Kovalik and Cecchinato is 3-1.

Next Match: Jozef Kovalik vs. Guido Andreozzi – stats

Kovalik will play Andreozzi in the final.

There is no head to head record between Jozef Kovalik and Guido Andreozzi since this will be the first time that they will square off in the main tour.

The last time that they locked horns, Andreozzi won 7-5 6-4 in the semifinal in Santo Domingo Challenger back in 2016.

Tennis Scores in Szczecin Challenger

Upcoming matches

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