June 19, 2021
Lorenzo Sonego

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Lorenzo Sonego: I beat one of the best tennis players in the world

Often ‘forgotten’ too quickly by the Italian fans themselves, Lorenzo Sonego is taking yet another great revenge at the Internazionali d’Italia in Rome. The Italian won an excellent match beating after a great battle the Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem, winner of the last Us Open 2020 and finalist on several occasions at Roland Garros, the main clay tournament in the world.

Incredible race of the Italian player who never gave up, even on 5-3 and match point for Thiem in the third set with the Italian who did not let the Austrian close and then won in the decisive tiebreak of the third set.

Lorenzo Sonego’s several statements after the match

At the end of the match a very euphoric Lorenzo Sonego spoke about the victory:

“It was a perfect evening. I was there and I believed until the end, I never thought of losing, not even in the most difficult moments.

Lorenzo Sonego

For Sonego it’s the second victory against a Top 10 player after the one won last year against the world number one Novak Djokovic.

Talking about the match the player continued: “It’s incredible, an emotional moment for me because I’m in Rome, in my Italy with the support of the fans for two sets. I’m so happy for this win, for this match. Thiem is with Nadal the best player on clay “

On the situation of the audience that left the stands at the end of the second set due to the curfew Sonego concluded:

“It’s not easy to play two sets with fans and one more without fans, but I had my team and they always supported me”.

Now for the Italian there will be another incredible obstacle in front of him in the Quarterfinals with Sonego taking on the Russian Andrey Rublev, another Top Ten player and a tennis player who appeared very fit.

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