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Live: Lorenzo Sonego – Rafael Nadal. Men’s Wimbledon Match 2022

Set 1
TWO BREAK BALLS FOR NADAL!

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1 – 4
15 – 40
Lorenzo Sonego crashes his forehand into the net

Set 1

1 – 4
15 – 30
Lorenzo Sonego crashes his forehand into the net

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1 – 4
15 – 15
Rafael Nadal’s backhand goes wide

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1 – 4
0 – 15
Lorenzo Sonego’s backhand goes wide

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CONFIRM THE BREAK! Rafa gets 4-1 in favor in the first set! They go to the second half break. The two now show a more offensive game, but Sonego makes more mistakes. Now Nadal brought it to life with a couple of double faults, but he managed to rebuild himself including a masterful point where both athletes showed their desire to win the match.

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Rafael Nadal’s flat serve, the rest of Lorenzo Sonego goes out

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1 – 3
30 – 40
Lorenzo Sonego’s forehand goes wide

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Rafael Nadal’s second topspin service, Lorenzo Sonego cannot specify the rest and the ball goes out

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Rafael Nadal misses his second serve, double fault

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1 – 3
15 – 15
Lorenzo Sonego’s drop shot crashes into the net

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Rafael Nadal misses his second serve, double fault

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SONEGO GIVES IT AWAY! He was looking for a return stuck to the line of the doubles hall, but it went out and Nadal manages to break in the first set! He Serves for 4-1!

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1 – 3
0 – 0
Lorenzo Sonego’s backhand goes wide

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FIRST BREAK BALL OF THE MATCH! IT’S FOR RAFA!

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1 – 2
30 – 40
Lorenzo Sonego’s forehand goes wide

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Flat serve of Lorenzo Sonego, the rest of Rafael Nadal goes out

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Lorenzo Sonego’s second topspin service, Rafael Nadal cannot specify the rest and the ball goes out

Set 1

1 – 2
0 – 30
Lorenzo Sonego’s forehand goes wide

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1 – 2
0 – 15
Lorenzo Sonego fails to get past the net with his volley

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RAF GAME! Second serve of the Spaniard and second time he leaves Sonego to zero with his service! He plays very aggressively choosing well the raises to the net. Stratospheric start of the Balearic Islands. The Italian, to the rest, has not had any option at the moment.

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1 – 2
0 – 0
Rafael Nadal with a volley close to the net gets the point

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1 – 1
0 – 40
Rafael Nadal with a volley close to the net gets the point

Set 1

1 – 1
0 – 30
Lorenzo Sonego’s forehand goes wide

Set 1

1 – 1
0 – 15
Lorenzo Sonego’s forehand goes wide

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I play Sonego! He served and forced a drop shot in the last point that Rafa reached, but the Italian volleyed to pass the Balearic and sign the 1 equal at the start of the match!

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1 – 1
0 – 0
Great volley from midcourt by Lorenzo Sonego that beats Rafael Nadal and gets the point

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0 – 1
40 – 30
Lorenzo Sonego’s backhand goes wide

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Flat serve of Lorenzo Sonego, the rest of Rafael Nadal goes out

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0 – 1
30 – 15
Rafael Nadal’s fabulous backhand return that Lorenzo Sonego fails to return

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Ace by Lorenzo Sonego with a flat serve that Rafael Nadal cannot return

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0 – 1
15 – 0
Rafael Nadal crashes his backhand into the net

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RAF GAME! Dominant and forcing Sonego to defend himself and forcing his mistake! Good start for the Balearic Islands.

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0 – 1
0 – 0
Lorenzo Sonego crashes his forehand into the net

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Rafael Nadal’s flat serve, the rest of Lorenzo Sonego goes out

Set 1

0 – 0
0 – 30
Great backhand shot from the bottom of the court by Rafael Nadal that beats Lorenzo Sonego and gets the point

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Rafael Nadal’s second topspin service, Lorenzo Sonego cannot specify the rest and the ball goes out

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STARTS THE MATCH!The two tennis players are out on the court! In a few moments, after the draw for service and the warm-up, the clash between Nadal and Sonego will begin! Let’s go with it!So don’t go too far! In about 25 minutes, if Paula Badosa ends up beating Kvitova in the second set tie break, the match between the Spanish and Italian tennis players is expected to begin. Mediterranean duel on the center court of the All England Club! We wait for you!Without a doubt, we have a meeting ahead of us that will not leave anyone indifferent. The Italian is going to be one of the surprises of the tournament, and for that, what better than defeating the Balearic tennis player, winner of the two majors played in 2022. Rafa starts as the favorite and must not succumb to confidence.At Wimbledon in particular, Sonego already knows what it’s like to lose to a Spanish tennis player after losing in the first round of the 2019 edition to Marcel Granollers.Lorenzo Sonego has made it to the round of 16 only twice at Grand Slam: Roland Garros in 2020 and also at Wimbledon in last year’s edition.For his part, Lorenzo Sonego has managed to reach the third round after beating Kudla in five sets in the first match of the competition and Hugo Gaston in three sets in the clash of the previous round.He has passed the third round of Wimbledon in his last three participations: Eighth in 2017 and semifinals in 2018 and 2019. He only fell in this specific round once: in his debut in 2003.Rafa Nadal wants to win three Grand Slams in the same year in his career, as he did in 2010, and for that he has to beat a guy as tough as the Italian Sonego.The grass has never been the best in which the Balearic developed, and together with the injury it makes it cost him a little more to play his best level. However, that has not been any kind of impediment to showing the flashes of quality to which we are accustomed.Rafa Nadal has reached this round of the tournament eliminating Francisco Cerundolo and Ricardas Berankis, needing to beat both of them a total of 4 sets and losing at least three games in each of them.This is the first confrontation between both tennis players on the ATP circuit.Good evening and welcome to yet another Wimbledon match! Last batch of the matches of the third round of the 2022 edition! Today, Rafa Nadal faces Lorenzo Sonego for a place in the round of 16.

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