ATP 250 Metz: The best Sonego has passed Korda, he is in the semifinals

One of the best performers Lorenzo Sonego of 2022 flew into the quarterfinals at the ATP 250 in Metz and defeated Sebastian Korda in two units. 6-4 6-4 ultimate rating, one break in the set, by no means surrender the work, the ultimate end result ought to be the best. Today every little thing went properly in Piedmont tennis, beginning with serving which gave him essential factors, particularly in the center of the second set, when Korda (lastly) stepped up and put quite a lot of stress on the blue. But the distinction between Lorenzo and Sebastian right this moment was above all in the energy of the recreation, in pushing, in velocity on the discipline and overlaying the identical. Giving sufficient credit score to the blue, it is price emphasizing how right this moment Korda has modified the picture of the tennis participant who admired Musetti. This is how “Sebi” labored, above all he made quite a lot of errors in development and nearly couldn’t maintain Sonego nonetheless on the discipline, forcing him together with his accelerations properly in protection. Lorenzo right this moment was capable of push ahead, however above all he is excellent at defending the rush of the enemy who, not quick and aggressive, ended up lacking the lunge after two or three throws with blue. Slowly, on his toes and pondering, Korda had an excellent look in the second set, however he gave up the work that killed him. In the first set the break in Sonego was nearly “kindly”, however in the second it was Lorenzo who went to take it, led by the best recreation saved in the earlier spherical. There hasn’t been a prime Sonego to admire in 2021, however This Piedmontese breed has a really fascinating power, energy and braveness. In the subsequent spherical he could have a really robust opponent, Hubert Hurkacz , however taking part in together with his dedication, with this velocity and work that has been discovered once more, Lorenzo will definitely not depart a stone unturned and can strive. This is the Sonego we like, and it wins, to make the most of.

Conference historical past

The recreation begins with Korda serving. The first shake is at 1 whole. The American rushes into a foul recreation, at zero he concedes a break to Sonego, with a traditional unforced backhand. Very sluggish on his toes Sebastian at this begin. Lorenzo performs laborious, he would not do something wonderful however in flip Korda collects the items of the “gifted child” errors. 3-1 Story. The American is nonetheless taking place 15-30, the Piedmontese is very fast to enter the discipline, however this time Korda takes the tempo, he appears to be like to be chased in element and stays after 3-2. Sonego serves properly, in his first 3 video games he misplaced solely 3 factors, decisively, for 4-2. The distinction in his efficiency in comparison with Korda in this starting is energy, energy, velocity in attacking the ball. Lorenzo goes to serve for the first time at 5-4. The first crop of 15, after a protracted alternate in which they remained nails in the facet. He redeems himself with a serve, then throws himself into the internet and is spared by an American crosser who would not cross the internet, nearly wildly. A small backhand error in alternate denied “Sonny” to 30 even. It’s an excellent first efficiency for the physique, he will get first place at 40-30. Sonego pushes ahead and wins the level… or else, confirming the return of Korda Lorenzo’s military to repeat the level. Play the identical sample, he pushes laborious on Sebastian’s backhand, who shoots into the internet. 6-3 Sonego, the proper set, a wonderful efficiency that he defended the successful break with out fear.

Second, Korda serves first. It’s an excellent recreation and so they lead 1-0. The first blue recreation is very troublesome, but it surely takes time to serve. The backhand service system works properly, go ahead and step in entrance of Lorenzo. He additionally makes an excellent moist that is price 2. Ahead 3-2, Korda lastly will get a really helpful recreation in response. He pushes, goes ahead, and with a wonderful and good volley he goes 15-40, he has his first break factors. Lorenzo blocks the first alternative and serves in the center. Another laborious first ball, nonetheless on the T, the reply would not attain the internet. Gipo Arbino takes a breather in place, and the first two (together with Ace!), Lorenzo wins 4 factors in a row, truly with out beginning to alternate, for 3 in whole. Sonego’s arm is sizzling in this session, with a transparent lead pinching the line at 30 all, right here is the first break to flee in the second set. Lorenzo defends, he chases, and Korda makes a mistake with a backhand. 4-3 with service in entrance of Sonego, and two steps from the semifinal to Metz. Korda is cornered, has a violent assault in response and goes 0-30. The Turin participant pushes ahead boldly to not miss the alternative to cope with Petr’s son. Ok the first assault, then accumulate Korda’s largest mistake, the backhand which is unimaginable. He goes up in the air and smashes Lorenzo, and with one other good first heart Sonego pulls on one other troublesome recreation, flying forward 5-3. Korda can not seem to imagine it anymore, makes one other unhealthy mistake after which will get dampened (killed properly) by Sonego. It’s 15-30, two factors from the blue recreation. With one other good protection, overlaying the discipline very properly and ready in entrance, Lorenzo has the first level in the recreation 30-40. There is no “first” for Korda … but it surely pushes the American and prevents the first alternative of the blue. The American is nonetheless alive in the match, Sonego closes at 5-4. Start massive, Ace, then lead the alternate and lead, 30-0. The fifth ace of the match takes him to 40-0, three extra match factors. The first one is sufficient, and the proper facet wins the row from the left facet. Good efficiency for Lorenzo, who is again in the semifinals of the ATP event. Wait for the winner of Hurkacz – Rinderknech. The match will begin from the backside, however with motivation and velocity on the discipline, his possibilities can be performed. Bravo Lorenzo!

Marco Mazzoni

ATP Metz

Lorenzo Sonego



Sebastian Korda



Winner: Sonego

5 ACE 2
37/57 (65%) FIRST RUNS 37/57 (65%)
30/37 (81%) 1 SERVE POINT WON 26/37 (70%)
12/20 (60%) 2ND SAVE POINT WON 9/20 (45%)
2/2 (100%) GOOD TEACHING PRINCIPLES 1/3 (33%)
11/37 (30%) FIRST RETURN POINT OF SUCCESS 7/37 (19%)
11/20 (55%) 2ND RETURN POINTS 8/20 (40%)
42/57 (74%) POINTS OF WORK FOR SUCCESS 35/57 (61%)
22/57 (39%) POINTER WON 15/57 (26%)
64/114 (56%) TOTAL SUCCESS POINTS 50/114 (44%)


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