Marco Cecchinato says he has proven he can be a man for all seasons in 2018.
The 25-year-old has skyrocketed from 72 to 27 in the world rankings this season after impressing first at Roland Garros.
And he says he really feels he has proven a point.
“I got criticised a lot because many people regarded me as just a clay specialist,” Cecchinato told Tennis World.
“But this year I reached an ATP semifinal on grass in Eastbourne, a Masters 1000 third round in Shanghai and I won some good indoor matches.
“The most important thing that I will take from 2018 is the awareness that I can play well on any surface, clay, grass and hard-court.
“I will have my pre-season in Alicante.
“The most important thing is to be going well physically. This is the basics.
“Then playing on the ATP Tour like this year and achieving many good results”.
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