Marco Cecchinato treated himself to a triumph in Lisbon

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Marco Cecchinato-Van Assche 6-3 6-3

Although a couple of days late, he really gave himself a nice birthday present Marco Cecchinato, who returned to success in the “Del Monte Lisboa Open,” an ATP Challenger with a 45,730-euro prize pool that concluded on the clay courts of the Portuguese capital.

In the final, the 30-year-old from Palermo, No. 137 in the rankings and fifth favorite in the seeding, ruled 6-3 6-3, in an hour and 24 minutes of play, Frenchman Luca Van Assche, No. 289 ATP, who came from the qualifiers and was the real surprise of the tournament, at his first title challenge at Challenger level.

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