Marco Cecchinato

April 18, 2020

April 18, 2020 “When I was 17 years old I was at a crossroads in my life. I had to think if I would continue to live and train in Palermo, Sicily, where I grew up, or go somewhere else and find new goals and motivations. I decided to move across Italy to Caldaro, a very small town up north, where I had the chance to train and live with coach Massimo Sartori and a very young Andreas Seppi. This was the beginning of my professional career. The first few months were so hard on me. Caldaro was a little town in the middle of nowhere on the Italian Alps. It was cold and rainy, where most people speak German and are pretty introverted. I would say it felt like a totally different world from what I was used to. Palermo is a large, sunny city right on the beach. I am an only child has had all my parents attention and I was always their number one priority. In Caldaro I was on my own, from cooking and cleaning, to doing laundry or just spending time with someone. I had no friends there and all I would do was

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