Wimbledon, winning marathon for Lorenzo Sonego

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The Turin native qualifies for the second round

It’s a winning marathon on the grass at Wimbledon for Lorenzo Sonego, who passes the first round of the men’s tournament by defeating American Denis Kudla 6(6)-7, 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. A complicated match, characterized by great balance in the first four sets before the decisive breaks brought home by Sonego in the last fraction, decisive for qualification to the second round where he now awaits Frenchman Hugo Gaston (6-2, 4-6, 0-6, 7-6(3), 6-3 to Australian Popyrin).

The historic tournament on London’s grass is now in its 135th year-it is the longest-running of the four Slams. Wimbledon has always been the fixture of the season for many of the tennis players who participate, but in recent years there has been a substantial duopoly in the third Slam of the year: in the last 20 editions, not counting the 2020 one, which was not held because of the Covid-19 pandemic, eight have been won by Roger Federer of Switzerland, including five in a row between 2003 and 2007, and six by Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the current defending champion and undefeated since 2018.

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