Lorenzo Sonego Nick Kyrgios retires from the Halle tournament: Karatsev enters the scene against Sonego 2023


Nick Kyrgios retires from the Halle tournament

Lorenzo Sonego

ATP: 39.

Age: 28 (11.05.1995)

Lorenzo Sonego( Italian pronunciation( loˈrɛntso ˈsɔːneɡo);( 1)( 2) born 11 May 1995) is an Italian professional tennis player. Sonego has a career high ATP mates ranking of worldNo. 21 achieved on 4 October 2021.( 3) He has a career high ATP doubles ranking ofNo. 60 achieved on 12 September 2022.( 4) Sonego made his ATP main- draw debut at the 2016 Internazionali BNLd’Italia, where he entered a main- draw wildcard.

Early life

Lorenzo Sonego was born in Turin, Italy. He began playing tennis when he was 11 times old, encouraged by his father Giorgio and his trainer Gipo Arbino. A addict of Italian football club Torino, he played for the Torino youth academe between the age of six and 13 before fastening on tennis.( 5) He has over a million aqueducts on Spotify.


2016 – 2017 ATP Tour debut and first Challenger title
He made his ATP Tour debut in May 2016 at the Italian Open, where he entered 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

Lorenzo Sonego started his Grand Slam career with a palm over Robin Haase at the 2018 Australian Open. He was also defeated in the alternate round by Richard Gasquet.

Lorenzo Sonego entered 2018 Wimbledon as a lucky clunker 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

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

Lorenzo 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, win over Worldno.

Lorenzo Sonego made a career-stylish 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 ultimately with a 19 – 17 score in favor of Sonego.

At the 2020 Erste Bank Open, Lorenzo Sonego, as a lucky clunker, shocked worldNo. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6- 2 6 – 1. It was only Djokovic’s third loss of the time. 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

Lorenzo Sonego at the 2021 French Open
At the 2021 Sardegna Open in April, Sonego won both the mates and doubles titles. As a result, he achieved career-high mates ranking of worldNo. 28 and doubles ranking ofNo. 132 on 12 April 2021.

In Rome, Lorenzo Sonego scored his alternate top- 10 palm over Dominic Thiem, beating him in 3 sets in a match lasting over 3 hours. As a result, he made his alternate Masters quarterfinal, where he beat 7th seed Andrey Rublev, his third top- 10 palm. In the semifinal, he formerly again faced WorldNo. 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 alternate for 2021 at the 2021 Eastbourne International( 7) where he lost to Alex De Minaur.( 8)

Following his fourth-round caching at the 2021 Wimbledon Crowns for the first time in his career, he reached a career- high of WorldNo. 25 on 9 August 2021.

2022 Drop in rankings, three Major third rounds, third ATP title

Lorenzo Sonego started his 2022 season at the Sydney Classic. planted fifth, he reached the quarterfinals where he lost to top seed and eventual champion, Aslan Karatsev.( 9) planted 25th at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round where he was defeated by Miomir Kecmanović.( 10)

planted fourth at the Córdoba Open, Lorenzo Sonego lost in the quarterfinals to sixth seed, last time finalist, and eventual champion, Albert Ramos Viñolas.( 11) planted third at the Argentina Open, he reached the semifinals where he was excluded by alternate seed and defending champion, Diego Schwartzman.( 12) planted sixth at the Rio Open, he fell in the alternate round to qualifier Miomir Kecmanović.( 13) At the Mexican Open, he lost in the first round to qualifierJ.J. Wolf.( 14) Representing Italy in the Davis Cup tie against Slovakia, Lorenzo Sonego played one match and lost to Filip Horanský.( 15) In the end, Italy won the tie over Slovakia 3- 2.( 16) planted 21st at the Indian Wells Masters, he was ousted from the event in the alternate round by Benjamin Bonzi.( 17) planted 19th at the Miami Open, he lost in the alternate round to American qualifier Denis Kudla.( 18)

Lorenzo Sonego started his complexion- court season at the Monte- Carlo Masters. planted 16th, he lost in the alternate round to Laslo Đere.( 19) planted 11th at the Barcelona Open, he was defeated in the third round by eighth seed and eventual finalist, Pablo Carreño Busta.( 20) In Madrid, he lost in the first round to British wildcard Jack Draper.( 21) Last time rival at the Italian Open, he lost in a controversial first-round match to 13th seed Denis Shapovalov.( 22) Due to not defending his rival points from last time, Sonego’s ranking fell from 28 to 35. planted 32nd at the French Open, he reached the third round where he lost to eighth seed and eventual finalist, Casper Ruud, in five sets.( 23)

Lorenzo Sonego began his lawn- court season at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart, Germany. planted sixth, he made it to the quarterfinals where he lost to alternate seed, compatriot, and eventual champion, Matteo Berrettini.( 24) At the Queen’s Club Crowns, he was defeated in the first round by lucky clunker Denis Kudla.( 25) Last time finalist at the Eastbourne International, he fell in the alternate round to sixth seed and defending champion, Alex de Minaur, in a rematch of former time’s final.( 26) planted 27th at Wimbledon, he reached the third round where he was beaten by alternate seed, two- time champion, and former worldno. 1, Rafael Nadal.( 27)

After Wimbledon, Sonego contended at the Swedish Open. He lost in the first round to Aslan Karatsev.( 28) In Gstaad, Switzerland, he was defeated in the first round by qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas.( 29)

At the 2022 Moselle Open he defeated Alexander Bublik in the final to win his third ATP title.( 30) As a result he climbed 20 positions over in the top 50 in the rankings to worldNo. 45 on 26 September 2022.

2023 Fifth top 10 and 100th career wins, Masters fourth round

Sonego started his 2023 season at the Adelaide International 1. He retired during the alternate set of his first-round match against third seed and worldNo. 7, Daniil Medvedev, due to a right arm injury.( 31) At the Adelaide International 2, he lost in the first round to Jack Draper.( 32) At the Australian Open, he lost in the alternate round to 10th seed and worldNo. 11, Hubert Hurkacz, in five sets.( 33)

In February, Sonego contended at the Open Sud de France. He reached the quarterfinals where he lost to alternate seed, worldNo. 17, compatriot, and eventual champion, Jannik Sinner.( 34) In Rotterdam, he was defeated in the first round by third seed, worldNo. 8, and defending champion, Félix Auger- Aliassime.( 35) At the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, he put up a fight, but he lost in the first round to two- time champion, former worldNo. 1, and eventual finalist, Andy Murray, in three sets, despite having three match points in the third set.( 36) At the Dubai Crowns, he upset fourth seed and worldNo. 9, Félix Auger- Aliassime, in the alternate round for his first top 10 palm of the season.( 37) He was excluded in the quarterfinals by seventh seed and worldNo. 16, Alexander Zverev.( 38) At the 2023 BNP Paribas Open he lost to Jason Kubler. In Miami he defeated Dominic Thiem( 39) and worried 23rd seed Daniel Evans to reach the third round, recording his 100th career palm. Next he defeated 12th seed Frances Tiafoe in straight sets to move to the fourth round,( 40) where he lost to Francisco Cerúndolo.( 41)


Current through the 2023 French Open.

Grand Slam tournaments
Australian OpenAAAA2RQ31R2R3R2R0 / 55–550%
French OpenAAAAQ21R4R1R3R4R0 / 58–562%
WimbledonAAAA1R1RNH4R3R 0 / 45–456%
US OpenAAAA2R2R1R1R1R 0 / 52–529%
Win–loss0–00–00–00–02–31–33–34–46–44–20 / 1920–1951%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells MastersAAAAAANH2R2R1R0 / 30–30%
Miami OpenAAAAA2RNH4R2R4R0 / 45–456%
Monte-Carlo MastersAAAAQ1QFNH2R2R2R0 / 46–460%
Madrid OpenAAAAAANHA1R1R0 / 20–20%
Italian OpenAA1RQ12R1R2RSF1R3R0 / 78–753%
Canadian OpenAAAAAANH1RA 0 / 10–10%
Cincinnati MastersAAAAA1R1R3R1R 0 / 42–433%
Shanghai MastersAAAAA1RNH 0 / 10–10%
Paris MastersAAAAAQ12R1R1R 0 / 31–325%
Win–loss0–00–00–10–01–14–52–310–71–66–50 / 2923–2944%
Career statistics
Overall win–loss0–00–00–10–05–620–2312–1430–2426–2915–14108–111
Win (%)0%45%47%46%56%47%52%49.32%
Year-end ranking81237030021210752332745 $4,825,064

ATP career finals

Singles: 5 

LegendGrand Slam Tournaments (0–0)ATP Finals (0–0)ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)ATP Tour 500 Series (0–1)ATP Tour 250 Series (3–1)Finals by surfaceHard (1–1)Clay (1–0)Grass (1–1)Finals by settingOutdoor (2–1)Indoor (1–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Jun 2019Antalya Open, Turkey250 SeriesGrassSerbia Miomir Kecmanović6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Loss1–1Oct 2020Vienna Open, Austria500 SeriesHard (i)Russia Andrey Rublev4–6, 4–6
Win2–1Apr 2021Sardegna Open, Italy250 SeriesClaySerbia Laslo Đere2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss2–2Jun 2021Eastbourne International, United Kingdom250 SeriesGrassAustralia Alex de Minaur6–4, 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win3–2Sep 2022Moselle Open, France250 SeriesHard (i)Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik7–6(7–3), 6–2

Doubles: 2 

LegendGrand Slam tournaments (0–0)ATP Finals (0–0)ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)ATP Tour 500 Series (0–0)ATP Tour 250 Series (2–0)Finals by surfaceHard (0–0)Clay (2–0)Grass (0–0)Finals by settingOutdoor (2–0)Indoor (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0Apr 2021Sardegna Open, Italy250 SeriesClayItaly Andrea VavassoriItaly Simone Bolelli
Argentina Andrés Molteni
6–3, 6–4
Win2–0Jul 2022Austrian Open Kitzbühel,
250 SeriesClaySpain Pedro MartínezGermany Tim Pütz
New Zealand Michael Venus
5–7, 6–4, [10–8]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 11 

LegendATP Challengers (3–1)ITF Futures (3–4)Finals by surfaceHard (0–0)Grass (0–0)Clay (5–4)Carpet (1–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1May 2015Italy F11, LeccoFuturesClayUnited States Tommy Paul1–6, 4–6
Win1–1Sep 2015Italy F26, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClayGermany Daniel Altmaier7–5, 6–4
Win2–1Oct 2015Italy F32, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClayGermany George von Massow6–4, 6–1
Loss2–2Nov 2015Italy F33, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClayItaly Gianluca Mager3–6, 3–6
Win3–2Oct 2017Italy F31, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClaySpain Javier Marti6–3, 3–1, ret.
Win4–2Oct 2017Ortisei, ItalyChallengerCarpetGermany Tim Pütz6–4, 6–4
Loss4–3Oct 2017Ismaning, GermanyChallengerCarpetGermany Yannick Hanfmann4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss4–4Oct 2017Italy F35, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClayItaly Federico Gaio6–7(4–7), 6–2, 0–6
Loss4–5Nov 2017Italy F36, Santa Margherita di PulaFuturesClayBosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brkić5–7, 4–6
Win5–5Sep 2018Genova, ItalyChallengerClayGermany Dustin Brown6–2, 6–1
Win6–5Sep 2019Genova, ItalyChallengerClaySpain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina6–2, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)

Record against other players

Wins over top 10 players

  • Sonego has a 6–18 (25.0%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
1.Serbia Novak Djokovic1Vienna Open, AustriaHard (i)QF6–2, 6–142
2.Austria Dominic Thiem4Italian Open, ItalyClay3R6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)33
3.Russia Andrey Rublev7Italian Open, ItalyClayQF3–6, 6–4, 6–333
4.Poland Hubert Hurkacz10Moselle Open, FranceHard (i)SF7–6(7–5), 6–465
5.Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime9Dubai Open, DubaiHard2R7–6(7–4), 6–467
6. Andrey Rublev7French Open, FranceClay3R5–7, 0–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–348

Record against top 10 players

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:​

PlayerRecordWin %HardClayGrassLast Match
Number 1 ranked players 
Spain Carlos Alcaraz1–0100%1–0Won (6–3, 7–6(8–6)) at 2021 Cincinnati
Serbia Novak Djokovic1–150%1–00–1Lost (3–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6) at 2021 Rome
United Kingdom Andy Murray0–10%0–1Lost (6–4, 1–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2023 Doha
Spain Rafael Nadal0–10%0–1Lost (1–6, 2–6, 4–6) at 2022 Wimbledon
Switzerland Roger Federer0–20%0–10–1Lost (5–7, 4–6, 2–6) at 2021 Wimbledon
Russia Daniil Medvedev0–20%0–10–1Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2023 Monte Carlo
Number 2 ranked players 
Germany Alexander Zverev0–20%0–10–1Lost (5–7, 5–7) at 2023 Dubai
Norway Casper Ruud0–40%0–20–2Lost (2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–1, 4–6, 3–6) at 2022 French Open
Number 3 ranked players 
Austria Dominic Thiem2–167%1–01–1Won (7–6(9–7), 6–2) at 2023 Miami
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas0–20%0–2Lost (7–5, 3–6, 4–6) at 2021 Cincinnati
Number 5 ranked players 
Russia Andrey Rublev2–167%0–12–0Won (5–7, 0–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–3) at 2023 French Open
United States Taylor Fritz2–340%0–22–00–1Lost (6–3, 2–6, 3–6) at 2021 Paris
South Africa Kevin Anderson0–10%0–1Lost (6–7(7–9), 6–7(3–7)) at 2021 Indian Wells
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga0–20%0–10–1Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2019 Antwerp
Number 6 ranked players 
France Gilles Simon2–0100%1–01–0Won (7–6(7–2), 6–4) at 2022 Metz
Italy Matteo Berrettini1–150%1–1Won (6–1, 6–2) at 2023 Stuttgart
France Gaël Monfils1–150%0–11–0Won (6–4, 5–7, 6–4) at 2021 Rome
Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime1–233%1–10–1Won (7–6(7–4), 6–4) at 2023 Dubai
Denmark Holger Rune0–20%0–2Lost (7–6(7–1), 4–6, 3–6) at 2022 Sofia
Number 7 ranked players 
Spain Fernando Verdasco2–167%2–1Won (6–4, 7–6(7–4)) at 2022 Buenos Aires
France Richard Gasquet1–150%0–11–0Won (6–4, 7–6(7–4)) at 2018 Budapest
Belgium David Goffin0–10%0–1Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2021 Montpellier
Number 8 ranked players 
United Kingdom Cameron Norrie1–0100%1–0Won (6–2, 7–5) at 2019 Monte Carlo
Russia Karen Khachanov1–325%0–21–1Lost (6–1, 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 1–6) at 2023 French Open
United States John Isner0–10%0–1Lost (6–7(2–7), 6–7(7–9)) at 2019 Miami
Italy Jannik Sinner0–10%0–1Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2023 Montpellier
Argentina Diego Schwartzman0–20%0–2Lost (5–7, 6–3, 2–6) at 2022 Buenos Aires
Number 9 ranked players 
Poland Hubert Hurkacz3–260%2–21–0Lost (6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 3–6, 3–6) at 2023 Australian Open
Number 10 ranked players 
Canada Denis Shapovalov1–150%1–00–1Won (7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 6–4) at 2022 Davis Cup
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta1–233%1–10–1Lost (2–6, 7–5, 2–6) at 2022 Barcelona
France Lucas Pouille0–10%0–1Lost (6–4, 6–3) at 2019 Metz
* Statistics correct as of 12 June 2023.

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