Turin, Djokovic, Antalya: Everything you always wanted to know about Lorenzo Sonego (but never had time to find out) – updated with Rublev win

Lorenzo Sonego has won three ATP singles titles and defeated Novak Djokovic en route to the 2020 Vienna final as a lucky loser. Here is more about the Italian

Lorenzo Sonego - Open Sud de France 2021 - Montpellier Copyright: JB Autissier / Panoramic

Who is Lorenzo Sonego?

Lorenzo Sonego is an Italian player who competes on the professional tennis circuit. Born on May 11, 1995, Sonego resides in Turin, the venue for the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals.

At what age did he first play tennis?

Sonego started playing tennis at the age of 11 with Gipo Arbino, who remains his coach to this date.

What did Sonego accomplish at the 2023 French Open?

Sonego reached the fourth round of the 2023 French Open after coming from two sets to love down to upset third seed Andrey Rublev. The Italian won 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 in the third round to score his first career win after losing the first two sets. Sonego had also beaten 30th seed Ben Shelton in the first round in Paris.

The win equalled his best performance in a Grand Slam – he reached the fourth round at Roland-Garros in 2020 and at Wimbledon in 2021.

What is Lorenzo Sonego’s highest ranking?

Sonego’s highest ranking has been No 21 which he achieved in October 2021. His current ranking and ranking history are available on his ATP Tour profile page.

How much prize money has Sonego won in his career?

The Italian has won more than $4.8 million in career prize money. You can find his updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.

Has Lorenzo Sonego defeated Novak Djokovic?

Sonego defeated world No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Erste Bank Open in November 2020. The Italian, who went on to reach the final, became the first lucky loser to beat Djokovic. The match also equalled the fewest games that Djokovic has ever won in a match.

How many ATP titles has Sonego won?

Sonego has won three ATP singles title in his career so far. The Italian saved championship point against Miomir Kecmanovic to win the Antalya Open on grass in 2019. He broke into the top 50 for the first time after winning that title.

He won his second title in Cagliari on clay in 2021 and his third in Metz on indoor hardcourts in 2022.

What is Sonego’s best performance at a Grand Slam?

Sonego’s best result at a Grand Slam has been a fourth-round finish on three occasions. He did it first at the 2020 Roland-Garros. After beating Emilio Gomez in 5 sets, and Alexander Bublik and Taylor Fritz in straight sets, the Italian went down to 12th seed Diego Schwartzman in straight sets in the round of 16.

The Italian also reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021 and the last 16 for a second time in Paris in 2023.

Does Sonego like playing football?

Sonego claims that if he was not a tennis player, he would have played football. His favourite team is Torino FC, an Italian professional football club based in Turin.

Who are Sonego’s idols?

The Italian grew up idolising Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He also looked up to football player Ronaldinho.

Is Sonego on social media?

Sonego has an Instagram account, where he is followed by more than 123,000 followers. The Italian also has his own website.

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