Alex De Minaur hustles Marco Cecchinato 6-75 6-1 6-2 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Sunday. De Minaur is going to play against Borna Coric or Reilly Opelka in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Nothing could divide these 2 players in this set and therefore the pair went to fight for it in the breaker. Finally, Marco won the breaker at 5.

2nd set.

De Minaur commenced this set in the best possible way after breaking Cecchinato in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 5-0. De Minaur improved his lead after breaking the Italian in the 4th (4-0) game before winning the set (6-1).

The Italian lost the 4th game (4-0) when he had a good chance to win the game when leading 40-0.

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

3rd set.

De Minaur had a strong start of this set after breaking Cecchinato in the 1st game (1-0). De Minaur reinforced his lead after breaking Marco in the 7th (5-2) game before winning the set (6-2).

At the end of the match, De Minaur scored 110 points vs. Cecchinato’s 91 points.

Alex served very well to win 75% of the points (38/51) behind his first serve, and he won 67% points (28/42) on his second serve. De Minaur won this match even if he had a tough time in converting his break points since he converted only 29% (4/14). On the other side, Marco wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between De Minaur and Cecchinato is 3-1 for Alex.

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

Next Match: Alex De Minaur vs. Borna Coric or Reilly Opelka – H2H and stats

De Minaur will face either Borna Coric or Reilly Opelka in the 2nd round. The head to head is 0-0 vs. Borna Coric and 2-0 vs. Reilly Opelka.

There is no head to head record between Alex De Minaur and Borna Coric since this will be the first time that they will square off at pro level.

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