The third Masters 1000 series event of the year awaits us at luxurious ATP Tournament in Monaco. Monte Carlo Masters second round presents a thrilling matchup between Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka and Italy’s number one Marco Cecchinato. This one is going to be a really entertaining matchup.
Last year Marco became a sensation on the ATP tour. From being a challenger level to the player to reaching a slam semi-final in Roland Garros. Actually, the whole year was a dream for Cecchinato he not only reached the final four in RG he also won two ATP titles. Marco started his clay campaign strongly this year also by capturing a title in Buenos Aires this year, proving that last season wasn’t a fluke. Marco is one of the best clay courters on the tour at the moment. Now it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see him going deep in any top clay event.
Marco plays very easy on the eye tennis. Has an unbelievable single-handed backhand and one of the best drop shots on the tour. Also a very good forehand and a decent serve. Builds the points very good from the baseline.
Stan the man Wawrinka – tennis elite, a multiple slam winner and one of the strongest guys on tour. Stan came back from a difficult knee operation last year and started his season in AO. Results weren’t the ones everyone’s used to see from Stan including himself and all 2018 he couldn’t find any consistency. Wawrinka has mentioned in one of the interviews that he constantly has doubts if he’ll ever reach the level he had before the surgery. This year’s season started a bit better. Suisse had an opportunity to win the title in Rotterdam but lost in a fierce battle against his good friend Gael Monfils who was in the form of his life. First two Masters series tournaments weren’t the best and Stan was far from the tennis he’s able to produce.
Wawrinka is a super aggressive player. He can hit a winner from almost anywhere on the court. A universal player who can play great on all surfaces, his wide arsenal of weapons allows him to blow anyone off the court in any conditions. He’s mostly known for his world-class (and even considered to be the best on the tour) backhand but also has a great serve and a great forehand which has improved through the years.
Players haven’t met before.