Cecchinato hammers home favourite Schwartzman to win Argentina Open

Diego Schwartzman was unable to deliver a home winner at the Argentina Open as Marco Cecchinato earned a third career ATP title.

Marco Cecchinato celebrates his win in the Argentina Open final.   -  Getty Images

Marco Cecchinato made short work of Diego Schwartzman in a 6-1, 6-2 hammering in the final of the Argentina Open.

Home favourite Schwartzman, seeded fourth, had saved match point to beat to Dominic Thiem on Saturday.

But Cecchinato was a cut above on the Argentine clay, taking a little over an hour to clinch a third career ATP title — all of which have come on the dirt.

Schwartzman held serve for 1-1 in the opening set before losing five games on the spin against the Italian.

And it was a similarly dominant story in the second as third seed Cecchinato broke Schwartzman's serve twice en route to a classy victory.

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