The Emilia-Romagna Tennis Cup relaunches Cecchinato and goes to the discovery of Cobolli

From 12 to 19 June in Montechiarugolo one of the most interesting Challengers of the season. Also on the scoreboard Andujar and Lajovic

Not long ago, Andy Murray said he was a little jealous of young Italian players because very high level Challengers are played on our territory which give tennis players the opportunity to grow. And he wasn’t all wrong. On the courts of the Tennis Club President of Montechiarugolo, from 12 to 19 June, one of the most interesting ATP Challenger events of the season will be held, the Emilia-Romagna Tennis Cup, a 125 organized by Master Group Sport in collaboration with the Emilia-Romagna Region . The entry list is of the highest level among top 100 young and experienced players. Two names above all for Italy: Marco Cecchinato and Flavio Cobolli.

Veterans

The Palermo, semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2018, is going through a period of ups and downs. In recent months he has had to deal with an injury to his right arm that has given him a lot of trouble by slowing down his preparation. In addition, a family mourning marked him a lot: “In recent times I have really struggled – said Ceck a few weeks ago -. Between the injury and the death of my uncle Gabriele, thanks to whom I started playing tennis, it was It has been really tough. In the last few games, however, I’m feeling better. ” And in fact, at Roland Garros, it was also the air of Paris that revitalized him, Marco went out with Hurkacz after recovering in the first round against Andujar from two sets below: “A head win – he explained -. And the fields. Parisians always give me an extra push “. The intersection with Andujar could also be repeated in Montechiarugolo, with the Spaniard among the protagonists of the main draw. Together with Andujar also the other Spaniards Carlos Taberner (85) and Roberto Carballes Baena (89), while from Argentina come Federico Coria (number 54 in the world), Federico Delbonis (65) and Thomas Martin Etcheverry (number 88 in the world against whom yesterday our Marco Cecchinato stopped in three sets). Also on the draw is Dusan Lajovic, the Serbian number 64 in the world, defeated by our Fabio Fognini in the final of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo 2019.

Young Italy

If Marco Cecchinato is the veteran, Flavio Cobolli, now number 154 in the world, is the youngest on the rise of this last year. The Roman torn from Rome and a future as a talented footballer, has chosen tennis and is now reaping the benefits of this choice of life. Already Challenger winner, Flavio also received the call-up to the Davis Cup from Filippo Volandri who wanted him in the blue group to gain experience: “It was wonderful – said the 20-year-old -. They made me feel like one of them. See Sinner at the work, see how he and the other Azzurri train. It made me want to work even harder. ” Waiting for the wild cards, which could offer new protagonists for the Montechiarugolo show, Franco Agamenone has already confirmed his presence, 156 in the world who is experiencing his best moment on the threshold of 30 years. “We are happy and proud to return to host an important appointment of the international tennis circuit such as that of Montechiarugolo – commented the president of the Emilia-Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini -. In a few years the presence of tennis in our region has grown exponentially, up to hosting the Davis Cup in Bologna next September “.

The program

The Emilia Romagna Tennis Cup, Atp Challenger 125, will start on Sunday 12 June with the qualifiers. The matches of the main singles and doubles draws will begin on Monday 13th, culminating on Sunday 19th June with the singles final. Tickets and season tickets to access the courts of the Tennis Club President of Montechiarugolo are on sale on the vivaticket.com website and in all points of sale on the Vivaticket circuit. In the afternoon of June 17 Francesca Schiavone, fresh from the double victory of the Women’s Legend of Roland Garros with Flavia Pennetta, will be the protagonist of meetings with the boys and the public.

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