Lorenzo Sonego

Lorenzo Sonego is an Italian professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2013.

Date of Birth: 11 May 1995
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Residence: Turin, Italy
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2013

Lorenzo Sonego was born in Turin, Italy, on May 11, 1995, to his parents, Giorgio (father) and Federica (mother). From a young age, Giorgio was a big influence in shaping Sonego’s tennis career In addition, from age 11, Sonego partnered with long-term coach Gipo Arbino.

In 2013, Sonego started competing at ITF Futures events. However, it wasn’t until 2015 when he won his first Futures title at the Italy F26 in Santa Margherita di Pula. In 2016, Sonego made his ATP Tour debut at the Italian Open on a wildcard entry but lost to Joao Sousa in round one.

Between 2016 and 2017, Sonego competed at the Futures and Challenger levels. In October 2017, he reached two Challenger finals at Sparkassen and Wolffkran, only to lose both. However, a strong end to 2017 with two Futures titles helped Sonego to gain entry into his first Grand Slam early in the 2018 campaign. The Italian beat Robin Haase in his first-ever Grand Slam match at the Australian Open.

At the Roland Garros, he couldn’t progress past qualifying, then lost in round one at Wimbledon. However, Sonego reached round two at his first-ever US Open after defeating Albert Ramos Vinolas. Sonego’s continued to progress at the top level in 2019. He reached the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters after entering the event as a qualifier before losing to Dusan Lajovic.

A few months later, Sonego lifted his first ATP title at the Antalya Open. The Italian finished the season with his third Challenger title at the Genoa Open. Despite the 2020 season being disrupted due to COVID-19, Sonego kept establishing himself at ATP level.

The Italian player had late-season success by making round four at the Roland Garros. Moreover, he progressed to his first ATP 500 final at the 2020 Vienna Open. En route to the final, Sonego beat Novak Djokovic but lost against Andrey Rublev in the last match. A steady start to 2021 followed as Sonego made round two at the Australian Open. He also reached round four at the Miami Open.

However, a bright spell came in the mid-season, as Sonego won the Sardegna Open before reaching the Italian Open semi-final but couldn’t repeat his heroics over Djokovic. Sonego then progressed to another ATP final at the Eastbourne International only to lose against Alex de Minaur.

The Italian player carried form into the 2021 Wimbledon and reached round four. Due to his positive start to 2021, Sonego broke into the top 25 in the ATP Rankings. In 2022, Sonego produced consistent tennis but was unable to reach the latter stages of major tournaments.

He made the third round at the first three majors of the season but lost in the US Open first round. However, the Italian improved late in the campaign and won his third career title at the Moselle Open, beating Alexander Bublik. A similar season came in 2023, where Sonego was solid, but didn’t reach any final stages at big competitions.

His best runs came at the French Open and Miami Open as he made the fourth round. However, a tricky end to the season saw Sonego drop to 46th in the rankings. Sonego had a patchy start to 2024, losing to Carlos Alcaraz in round two at the Australian Open and against Cameron Norrie in the second round at Indian Wells.

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