Alex lost 4-6 1-6 to Cipolla in his first match in Casablanca.
Unfortunately he hasn't really found his top form this season and Cipolla is a bad match-up for him regardless. Hopefully he'll start picking it up as the European clay season is really the time for him to be having his best results. GL in Monte Carlo, Alex!
How is he possibly a bad matchup for him, the thing you gotta understand is, that when the dog is on, he's no match for anyone, the match is always on his racquet, the other player doesn't know what he'll do next, so they are always guessing, the only way the dog loses is if he makes too many errors, which he tends to do more often than not these days.