La Dolce Vita: Cecchino Shreds The Planned Script, Writes a Different One

by Jane Voigt

This was not supposed to happen.

Marco Cecchinato, ranked number 72, defeated 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(11) in the most improbable upset of the year. The quarterfinal victory for the Italian was as spectacular as it was unexpected. Cecchinato had never won a single match at any Grand Slam event before coming to Paris. Not one. Tuesday he advanced to the semifinals of Roland Garros.

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