Cecchinato Working His Way Back Up

Marco Cecchinato gets mover of the week honors.  Who can forget the Italian who defeated Novak Djokovic at the quarterfinal stage of the 2018 French Open? That was his magical moment.  Yet, like many of the players, the lack of competitive tennis due to the viral pandemic is taking a toll on their rankings.

Djere Stops Cecchinato For 2nd Title

Nevertheless, like everyone, he is trying to make the best of the circumstances.  He came so close to winning the title in Italy, falling to the Serbian, Laslo Djere in straight sets. It is always better to leave with the title, but I think he will be pleased with his performance.

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Coronavirus Continues To Dictate Play

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact lives and create havoc, the tennis players are grateful for the tournaments that are still able to take place.  Many are hoping the regular season will resume next year; however, is that even a remote possibility? That question takes a backseat for many as they struggle to deal with losses of a physical and financial nature and lest we forget the emotional/mental toll this viral pandemic is taking on everyone.

ATP Top 100 Ranking Changes

Marco Cecchinato (ITA)UP  2677
Laslo Djere (SRB)UP  2153

ATP Top Ten Ranking Changes

ATP: the top seven men remained the same and maintained their exact positions from last week. Alexander Zverev remained at #7 despite winning a title over the weekend.  Matteo Berrettini fell one spot to #10. Diego Schwartzman fell one spot to #9. Andrey Rublev moved up two spots to #8 and Novak Djokovic remains at #1.

No Changes in the WTA Rankings

WTA: the top hundred women remained the same and maintained their exact positions from last week.  The WTA has locked in the 2020 rankings due to Ashleigh Barty’s inability to travel because of the pandemic. Barty stays as #1.

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Will we ever get back to a time of no coronavirus?  The lack of a definitive answer to that question keeps many from resting comfortably at nights.  Now more than ever when we need to rest, eat healthy and move as much as possible to maintain a healthy immune system.  Stay safe folks.

SOURCE OF IMAGES: Getty Images (main image of Marco Cecchinato is by TPN)

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