Cecchinato Upsets Simon In UmagMarco Cecchinato recorded the first upset of the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, defeating fifth seed Gilles Simon in the opening round 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Cecchinato accumulated 11 break points throughout the match, converting on six to advance in one hour and 38 minutes. The 24 year old picks up his first ATP World Tour main draw win since reaching the Budapest quarter-finals in April 2016. Cecchinato awaits the winner between wild card Ivan Dodig and Marius Copil.
Atilla Balazs, Marco Trungelliti, Miljan Zekic and Franko Skugor all won their final-round qualifying matches on Monday.