Tennis: Cecchinato overwhelms home favorite Schwartzman in Argentina final

Tennis: Cecchinato overwhelms home favorite Schwartzman in Argentina final

Tennis – ATP 250 – Argentina Open Final – Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina – February 17, 2019 Marco Cecchinato during his final match against Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Italian Marco Cecchinato won the Argentina Open on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 demolition of hometown favorite Diego Schwartzman.

World number 18 Cecchinato raced through the match in little over an hour to claim his third ATP title.

Buenos Aires-born Schwartzman buckled under the pressure of playing in front of a partisan crowd and at one stage lost seven games in a row.

Cecchinato romped to the title without dropping a set all week. The 26-year-old had previously captured titles in Umag and Budapest last year.

Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Pritha Sarkar


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