Sonego – Nadal, third round of Wimbledon
Good afternoon! Welcome to Wimbledonto the third round match Rafael Nadalwhich will measure the Italian Lorenzo Sonego. It will be the first time that the Spaniard faces the Italian tennis player, 27 years old and number 54 in the ATP ranking. It is the eleventh time that Nadal has played the third round of the London Grand Slam, which he has not played since 2019, when he fell in the semifinals against Roger Federer in four sets.
Nadal, who has won the first two Grand Slams of the season (Australian Open and Roland Garros) for the first time in his career and leads the race for being the tennis player with the most greats in history (22, for the 20 of Djokovic and Federer), has arrived until the third round after eliminating the Argentine Fran Cerundolo in the first round and the Lithuanian Ricard Berankis in the second, both in four sets. He has not displayed his best tennis so far during the tournament, but he himself has recognized that he knows when it is time to be at the highest level. Until now, he has served him with a certain solidity and knowing how to suffer in bad times. The table also allows you to pick up the best pace, since some of the biggest dangers have fallen by the wayside for one reason or another (Aliassime, Cilic, Shapovalov, Berrettini…).
Sonegomeanwhile, has left the American on the road Denis Kudla in the first round in a very tough match decided in five sets and the French Hugo Gaston in the second round, in three sets. It is the second time that Sonego has reached the third round of Wimbledon, after last year’s edition, when he reached the round of 16. Nadal already warned about his weapons: the serve and the right. Let’s start!!!