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Lorenzo Sonego (Italian pronunciation: [lo'r?ntso 's?:ne?o]; born 11 May 1995) is an Italian professional tennis player. Sonego has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 23 achieved on 23 August 2021. He has a career high ATP doubles ranking of No. 132 also achieved on 12 April 2021. Sonego made his ATP main-draw debut at the 2016 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he received a main-draw wildcard.
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.
2016-2017: ATP Tour debut and first Challenger title
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
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.
At the French Open, Sonego lost in the first round to Lloyd Harris in straight sets.