Lorenzo Sonego

Lorenzo Sonego (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛntso ˈsɔːneɡo];[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. 132 achieved on 12 April 2021.[4] Sonego made his ATP main-draw debut at the 2016 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he received a main-draw wildcard.

Lorenzo Sonego
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Sonego at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 26)
Turin, Italy
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGipo Arbino
Prize moneyUS$2,978,056
Singles
Career record71–69 (50.7% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 21 (4 October 2021)
Current rankingNo. 27 (1 November 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2022)
French Open4R (2020)
Wimbledon4R (2021)
US Open2R (2018, 2019)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Doubles
Career record10–21 (32.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 132 (12 April 2021)
Current rankingNo. 168 (4 October 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2021)
French Open2R (2019)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Last updated on: 1 November 2021.

Early lifeEdit

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]

CareerEdit

2016–2017: ATP Tour debut and first Challenger titleEdit

He made his ATP Tour debut on 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 debutEdit

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 quarterfinalEdit

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

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

2020: French Open fourth round, ATP 500 finalEdit

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 debutEdit

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.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (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, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2022 Sydney International.

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 0 / 3 2–3 40%
French Open A A A A Q2 1R 4R 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R NH 4R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
US Open A A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–3 3–3 3–4 0–0 0 / 13 9–13 41%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A NH 2R 0 / 1 0–1 50%
Miami Open A A A A A 2R NH 4R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 QF NH 2R 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Madrid Open A A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A 1R Q1 2R 1R 2R SF 0 / 5 6–5 55%
Canadian Open A A A A A A NH 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
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 0–0 0 / 17 17–17 50%
Career statistics
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 0 0 1 0 6 24 14 22 1 68
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 5–6 20–23 12–14 26–22 2–1 65–67
Win (%) 0% 45% 47% 46% 54% 49%
Year-end ranking 812 370 300 212 107 52 33

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

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 (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (1–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2–1)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2019 Antalya Open, Turkey 250 Series Grass   Miomir Kecmanović 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Loss 1–1 Oct 2020 Vienna Open, Austria 500 Series Hard (i)   Andrey Rublev 4–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Apr 2021 Sardegna Open, Italy 250 Series Clay   Laslo Đere 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 2–2 Jun 2021 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass   Alex de Minaur 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

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 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2021 Sardegna Open, Italy 250 Series Clay   Andrea Vavassori   Simone Bolelli
  Andrés Molteni
6–3, 6–4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (6–5)Edit

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   Tommy Paul 1–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2015 Italy F26, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Daniel Altmaier 7–5, 6–4
Win 2–1 Oct 2015 Italy F32, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   George von Massow 6–4, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Nov 2015 Italy F33, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Gianluca Mager 3–6, 3–6
Win 3–2 Oct 2017 Italy F31, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Javier Marti 6–3, 3–1, ret.
Win 4–2 Oct 2017 Ortisei, Italy Challenger Carpet   Tim Pütz 6–4, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Oct 2017 Ismaning, Germany Challenger Carpet   Yannick Hanfmann 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss 4–4 Oct 2017 Italy F35, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Federico Gaio 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 0–6
Loss 4–5 Nov 2017 Italy F36, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Tomislav Brkić 5–7, 4–6
Win 5–5 Sep 2018 Genova, Italy Challenger Clay   Dustin Brown 6–2, 6–1
Win 6–5 Sep 2019 Genova, Italy Challenger Clay   Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)

Record against other playersEdit

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

  • Sonego has a 3–8 (27.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2020 2021 Total
Wins 1 2 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score LSR
2020
1.   Novak Djokovic 1 Vienna Open, Austria Hard (i) QF 6–2, 6–1 42
2021
2.   Dominic Thiem 4 Italian Open, Italy Clay 3R 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5) 33
3.   Andrey Rublev 7 Italian Open, Italy Clay QF 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 33

Record against top 10 playersEdit

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:

Player Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Novak Djokovic 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 Lost (3–6, 7–6(7-5), 2–6) at 2021 Rome
  Roger Federer 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (5–7, 4–6, 2–6) at 2021 Wimbledon
Number 3 ranked players
  Dominic Thiem 1–1 50% 1–1 Won (6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)) at 2021 Rome
  Alexander Zverev 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2021 Monte Carlo
  Stefanos Tsitsipas 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (7–5, 3–6, 4–6) at 2021 Cincinnati
Number 5 ranked players
  Andrey Rublev 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (3–6, 6–4, 6–3) at 2021 Rome
  Kevin Anderson 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–7(7–9), 6–7(3–7)) at 2021 Indian Wells
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2021 Antwerp
Number 6 ranked players
  Gilles Simon 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–1) at 2021 Cagliari
  Gael Monfils 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (6–4, 5–7, 6–4) at 2021 Rome
Number 7 ranked players
  Richard Gasquet 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (6–4, 7–6(7–4)) at 2021 Budapest
  Fernando Verdasco 1–1 50% 1–1 Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2019 Kitzbuhel
  David Goffin 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2021 Montpellier
Number 8 ranked players
  Karen Khachanov 1–2 33% 0–1 1–1 Lost (3–6, 7–6(7–1), 3–6) at 2019 Rome
  Diego Schwartzman 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (1–6, 3–6, 4–6) at 2020 French Open
  John Isner 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–7(2–7), 6–7(7–9)) at 2019 Miami
Number 9 ranked players
  Hubert Hurkacz 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Won (7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–2)) at 2020 Vienna
  Casper Ruud 0–3 0% 0–3 0–1 Lost (5–7, 6–4, 4–6) at 2021 Vienna
Number 10 ranked players
  Pablo Carreño Busta 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Lost (6–7(7–9), 0–6) at 2019 Winston-Salem
  Felix Auger-Aliassime 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (2–6, 6–7(2–7)) at 2020 Hamburg
  Lucas Pouille 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–4, 6–3) at 2019 Metz
Total 11–26 30% 2–15
(12%)
8–10
(44%)
1–1
(50%)
* Statistics correct as of 14 November 2021.

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Lorenzo". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Sonego". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Lorenzo Sonego - Tennis Temple". Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Sonego - Rankings history". Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Ecco Lorenzo Sonego: simpatico, grintoso e... vincente". Il Tennis Italiano.
  6. ^ "Lorenzo Sonego Shocks Andrey Rublev, Sets Novak Djokovic Semi-final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  7. ^ "Lorenzo Sonego Reaches Second Final of Season at Eastbourne | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  8. ^ "Alex de Minaur Wins Fifth ATP Tour Title in Eastbourne | ATP Tour | Tennis".

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