Lorenzo Sonego
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Lorenzo Sonego
Lorenzo Sonego
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Sonego at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 27)
Turin, Italy
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGipo Arbino
Prize moneyUS$ 4,046,233
Singles
Career record90-92 (49.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 21 (4 October 2021)
Current rankingNo. 65 (19 September 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2022)
French Open4R (2020)
Wimbledon4R (2021)
US Open2R (2018, 2019)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Doubles
Career record24-32 (42.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 77 (15 August 2022)
Current rankingNo. 81 (22 August 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2021)
French Open2R (2019, 2022)
US Open3R (2022)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Team competitions
Davis Cup2-2 (50.0%)
Last updated on: 22 August 2022.

Lorenzo Sonego (Italian pronunciation: [lo'r?ntso 's?:ne?o];[1][2] born 11 May 1995) is an Italian professional tennis player. Sonego has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 21 achieved on 4 October 2021.[3] He has a career high ATP doubles ranking of No. 77 achieved on 15 August 2022.[4] Sonego made his ATP main-draw debut at the 2016 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he received a main-draw wildcard.

Early life

Sonego was born in Turin, Italy. He began playing tennis when he was 11 years old, encouraged by his father Giorgio and his coach Gipo Arbino. A fan of Italian football club Torino, he played for the Torino youth academy between the age of six and 13 before focusing on tennis.[5]

Career

2016-2017: ATP Tour debut and first Challenger title

He made his ATP Tour debut in May 2016 at the Italian Open, where he received a wild card and lost against João Sousa in the first round.

On 17 October 2017 he won his first Challenger title, defeating Tim Pütz at the 2017 Sparkassen ATP Challenger.

2018: Grand Slam debut

Sonego started his Grand Slam career with a win over Robin Haase at the 2018 Australian Open. He was then defeated in the second round by Richard Gasquet.

Sonego entered 2018 Wimbledon as a lucky loser after being defeated by Ernest Gulbis in the third round of qualifying. He was defeated by Taylor Fritz in the first round in straight sets.

2019: First ATP title, Masters 1000 quarterfinal

Sonego, as a qualifier, reached the quarterfinals of Monte-Carlo, upsetting 8th seed Karen Khachanov on the way. He lost to eventual runner-up Du?an Lajovi? in straight sets.

Sonego won his first ATP title in Antalya, Turkey in June 2019, defeating Serbian Miomir Kecmanovi? in three sets in the final.

2020: French Open fourth round, ATP 500 final, win over World no. 1

Sonego made a career-best 4th round appearance at the 2020 French Open, defeating Emilio Gómez, Alexander Bublik, and 27th seed Taylor Fritz before losing to 12th seed Diego Schwartzman in straight sets. His match against Fritz had the longest tiebreak in French Open history in the third set, finishing eventually with a 19-17 score in favor of Sonego.

At the 2020 Erste Bank Open, Sonego, as a lucky loser, shocked world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-2 6-1. It was only Djokovic's third loss of the year. Sonego went on to make the final of the event, but lost to fifth seed Andrey Rublev 4-6, 4-6.

2021: Wimbledon fourth round, Masters 1000 semifinal, top 25 debut

Sonego at the 2021 French Open

At the 2021 Sardegna Open in April, Sonego won both the singles and doubles titles. As a result, he achieved career-high singles ranking of world No. 28 and doubles ranking of No. 132 on 12 April 2021.

In Rome, Sonego scored his second top-10 win over Dominic Thiem, beating him in 3 sets in a match lasting over 3 hours. As a result, he made his second Masters quarterfinal, where he beat 7th seed Andrey Rublev, his third top-10 win. In the semifinal, he once again faced World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic but lost in 3 sets.[6] At the French Open, Sonego lost in the first round to Lloyd Harris in straight sets.

In June, he reached his fourth final in his career and second for 2021 at the 2021 Eastbourne International[7] where he lost to Alex De Minaur.[8]

Following his fourth-round showing at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships for the first time in his career, he reached a career-high of World No. 25 on 9 August 2021.

2022: Descent in ranking and third ATP title

Sonego started his 2022 season at the Sydney Classic. Seeded fifth, he reached the quarterfinals where he lost to top seed and eventual champion, Aslan Karatsev.[9] Seeded 25th at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round where he was defeated by Miomir Kecmanovi?.[10]

Seeded fourth at the Córdoba Open, Sonego lost in the quarterfinals to sixth seed, last year finalist, and eventual champion, Albert Ramos Viñolas.[11] Seeded third at the Argentina Open, he reached the semifinals where he was eliminated by second seed and defending champion, Diego Schwartzman.[12] Seeded sixth at the Rio Open, he fell in the second round to qualifier Miomir Kecmanovi?.[13] At the Mexican Open, he lost in the first round to qualifier J. J. Wolf.[14] Representing Italy in the Davis Cup tie against Slovakia, Sonego played one match and lost to Filip Horanský.[15] In the end, Italy won the tie over Slovakia 3-2.[16] Seeded 21st at the Indian Wells Masters, he was ousted from the tournament in the second round by Benjamin Bonzi.[17] Seeded 19th at the Miami Open, he lost in the second round to American qualifier Denis Kudla.[18]

Sonego started his clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters. Seeded 16th, he lost in the second round to Laslo ?ere.[19] Seeded 11th at the Barcelona Open, he was defeated in the third round by eighth seed and eventual finalist, Pablo Carreño Busta.[20] In Madrid, he lost in the first round to British wildcard Jack Draper.[21] Last year semifinalist at the Italian Open, he lost in a controversial first-round match to 13th seed Denis Shapovalov.[22] Due to not defending his semifinalist points from last year, Sonego's ranking fell from 28 to 35. Seeded 32nd at the French Open, he reached the third round where he lost to eighth seed and eventual finalist, Casper Ruud, in five sets.[23]

Sonego began his grass-court season at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart, Germany. Seeded sixth, he made it to the quarterfinals where he lost to second seed, compatriot, and eventual champion, Matteo Berrettini.[24] At the Queen's Club Championships, he was defeated in the first round by lucky loser Denis Kudla.[25] Last year finalist at the Eastbourne International, he fell in the second round to sixth seed and defending champion, Alex de Minaur, in a rematch of previous year's final.[26] Seeded 27th at Wimbledon, he reached the third round where he was beaten by second seed, two-time champion, and former world no. 1, Rafael Nadal.[27]

After Wimbledon, Sonego competed at the Swedish Open. He lost in the first round to Aslan Karatsev.[28] In Gstaad, Switzerland, he was defeated in the first round by qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas.[29]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2022 Madrid.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R Q3 1R 2R 3R 0 / 4 4-4 50%
French Open A A A A Q2 1R 4R 1R 3R 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R NH 4R 3R 0 / 4 5-4 56%
US Open A A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 1-3 3-3 4-4 6-4 0 / 17 16-17 48%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A NH 2R 2R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami Open A A A A A 2R NH 4R 2R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 QF NH 2R 2R 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Madrid Open A A A A A A NH A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A 1R Q1 2R 1R 2R SF 1R 0 / 6 6-6 50%
Canadian Open A A A A A A NH 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris Masters A A A A A Q1 2R 1R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 4-5 2-3 10-7 0-2 0 / 19 17-19 47%
Career statistics
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 0 0 1 0 6 24 14 22 14 78
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 5-6 20-23 12-14 30-24 14-15 81-83
Win (%) - - 0% - 45% 47% 46% 56% 48% 49%
Year-end ranking 812 370 300 212 107 52 33 27

ATP career finals

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP Finals (0-0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-1)
ATP Tour 250 Series (3-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (1-1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2-1)
Indoor (1-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2019 Antalya Open, Turkey 250 Series Grass Serbia Miomir Kecmanovi? 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5), 6-1
Loss 1-1 Oct 2020 Vienna Open, Austria 500 Series Hard (i) Russia Andrey Rublev 4-6, 4-6
Win 2-1 Apr 2021 Sardegna Open, Italy 250 Series Clay Serbia Laslo ?ere 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-4
Loss 2-2 Jun 2021 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass Australia Alex de Minaur 6-4, 4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 3-2 Sep 2022 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik 7-6(7-3), 6-2

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Finals (0-0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-0)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2021 Sardegna Open, Italy 250 Series Clay Italy Andrea Vavassori Italy Simone Bolelli
Argentina Andrés Molteni
6-3, 6-4
Win 2-0 Jul 2022 Austrian Open Kitzbühel,
Austria
250 Series Clay Spain Pedro Martínez Germany Tim Pütz
New Zealand Michael Venus
5-7, 6-4, [10-8]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 11 (6-5)

Legend
ATP Challengers (3-1)
ITF Futures (3-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (5-4)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2015 Italy F11, Lecco Futures Clay United States Tommy Paul 1-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Sep 2015 Italy F26, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Germany Daniel Altmaier 7-5, 6-4
Win 2-1 Oct 2015 Italy F32, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Germany George von Massow 6-4, 6-1
Loss 2-2 Nov 2015 Italy F33, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Italy Gianluca Mager 3-6, 3-6
Win 3-2 Oct 2017 Italy F31, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Spain Javier Marti 6-3, 3-1, ret.
Win 4-2 Oct 2017 Ortisei, Italy Challenger Carpet Germany Tim Pütz 6-4, 6-4
Loss 4-3 Oct 2017 Ismaning, Germany Challenger Carpet Germany Yannick Hanfmann 4-6, 6-3, 5-7
Loss 4-4 Oct 2017 Italy F35, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Italy Federico Gaio 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 0-6
Loss 4-5 Nov 2017 Italy F36, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brki? 5-7, 4-6
Win 5-5 Sep 2018 Genova, Italy Challenger Clay Germany Dustin Brown 6-2, 6-1
Win 6-5 Sep 2019 Genova, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(8-6)

Record against other players

Wins over top 10 players

  • Sonego has a 4-14 (22.2%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2020 2021 2022 Total
Wins 1 2 1 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score LSR
2020
1. Serbia Novak Djokovic 1 Vienna Open, Austria Hard (i) QF 6-2, 6-1 42
2021
2. Austria Dominic Thiem 4 Italian Open, Italy Clay 3R 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5) 33
3. Russia Andrey Rublev 7 Italian Open, Italy Clay QF 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 33
2022
4. Poland Hubert Hurkacz 10 Moselle Open, France Hard (i) SF 7-6(7-5), 6-4 65

Record against top 10 players

Sonego's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Record against players ranked No. 11-20

Active players are in boldface.

*As of 23 September 2022

Notes

References

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