Lorenzo Sonego

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Lorenzo Sonego
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Country (sports)Flag of Italy.svg  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 money$2,462,915
Singles
Career record52–56 (48.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 26 (14 June 2021)
Current rankingNo. 27 (21 June 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2018, 2021)
French Open 4R (2020)
Wimbledon 1R (2018, 2019)
US Open 2R (2018, 2019)
Doubles
Career record9–19 (32.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 132 (12 April 2021)
Current rankingNo. 160 (14 June 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2021)
French Open 2R (2019)
Last updated on: 21 June 2021.

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. 26 achieved on 14 June 2021. [3] He has a career high ATP doubles ranking of No. 132 also 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.

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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 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 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 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 final

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: Top 30 debut, First Masters 1000 semifinal

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 to Lloyd Harris in straight sets.

Performance timelines

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#P#APZ#POGF-SSF-BNMSNH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.

Singles

Current through the 2021 Queen's Club Championships.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SRW–LWin%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAA 2R Q3 1R 2R 0 / 32–340%
French Open AAAA Q2 1R 4R 1R 0 / 33–350%
Wimbledon AAAA 1R 1R NH0 / 20–20%
US Open AAAA 2R 2R 1R 0 / 32–340%
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–02–31–33–31–20 / 117–1139%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters AAAAAANH0 / 00–0  
Miami Open AAAAA 2R NH 4R 0 / 23–260%
Monte-Carlo Masters AAAA Q1 QF NH 2R 0 / 24–267%
Madrid Open AAAAAANHA0 / 00–0  
Italian Open AA 1R Q1 2R 1R 2R SF 0 / 56–555%
Canadian Open AAAAAANH0 / 00–0  
Cincinnati Masters AAAAA 1R 1R 0 / 20–20%
Shanghai Masters AAAAA 1R NH0 / 10–10%
Paris Masters AAAAA Q1 2R 0 / 11–150%
Win–Loss0–00–00–10–01–14–52–37–30 / 1314–1352%
Career statistics
20142015201620172018201920202021Career
Tournaments0010624141358
Titles000001012
Finals000001113
Overall Win–Loss0–00–00–10–05–620–2312–1415–1252–56
Win (%)0%45%47%46%56%48%
Year-end ranking8123703002121075233

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

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 (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (1–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2–0)
Indoor (0–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0 Jun 2019 Antalya Open, Turkey250 SeriesGrass Flag of Serbia.svg Miomir Kecmanović 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Loss1–1 Oct 2020 Vienna Open, Austria500 SeriesHard (i) Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev 4–6, 4–6
Win2–1 Apr 2021 Sardegna Open, Italy250 SeriesClay Flag of Serbia.svg Laslo Đere 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

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)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0 Apr 2021 Sardegna Open, Italy250 SeriesClay Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Vavassori Flag of Italy.svg Simone Bolelli
Flag of Argentina.svg Andrés Molteni
6–3, 6–4

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)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0-1May 2015Italy F11, Lecco FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Paul 1–6, 4–6
Win1-1Sep 2015Italy F26, Santa Margherita di Pula FuturesClay Flag of Germany.svg Daniel Altmaier 7–5, 6–4
Win2-1Oct 2015Italy F32, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClay Flag of Germany.svg George von Massow6–4, 6–1
Loss2-2Nov 2015Italy F33, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClay Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Mager 3–6, 3–6
Win3-2Oct 2017Italy F31, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClay Flag of Spain.svg Javier Marti 6–3, 3–1, ret.
Win4-2 Oct 2017 Ortisei, ItalyChallengerCarpet Flag of Germany.svg Tim Pütz 6–4, 6–4
Loss4-3 Oct 2017 Ismaning, GermanyChallengerCarpet Flag of Germany.svg Yannick Hanfmann 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss4-4Oct 2017Italy F35, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClay Flag of Italy.svg Federico Gaio 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 0–6
Loss4-5Nov 2017Italy F36, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClay Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Tomislav Brkić 5–7, 4–6
Win5-5 Sep 2018 Genova, ItalyChallengerClay Flag of Germany.svg Dustin Brown 6–2, 6–1
Win6-5 Sep 2019 Genova, ItalyChallengerClay Flag of Spain.svg Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)

Record against other players

Wins over top 10 players

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins0000000123
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreLS Rank
2020
1. Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 1 Vienna Open, AustriaHard (i)QF6–2, 6–142
2021
2. Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 4 Italian Open, ItalyClay3R6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)33
3. Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev 7 Italian Open, ItalyClayQF3–6, 6–4, 6-333

Record against top 10 players

Sonego's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered.

* As of 16 May 2021.

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