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Us Open: Bitter defeat for Lorenzo Sonego also hit by cramps towards the end of the game

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Bitter defeat for Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of Us Open.
The 27-year-old from Turin, # 63 ATP, sold 26 16 62 64 64, after three hours and a quarter of a fight, to the Australian Jordan Thompson, no. 102 ATP.
The blue dominated his opponent in the first two sets but then suffered the comeback of the Aussie player.

In the fifth and decisive set things got bad for the Piedmontese right from the start with the break scored by the Australian in the third game. Thompson continued to serve with great confidence (3-1) while Sonego also complained of a problem in his left thigh. Lorenzo tried to stay attached to his opponent in scoring but the 28-year-old from Sydney continued to run on every ball forcing the blue to always play one more shot.
In the ninth game Sonego canceled a match-point with a first in the middle and then with an ace he recovered under taking 4 to 5.
At 5 to 4 Thompson had no problems with his serve with Lorenzo who could not do anything, literally blocked by a cramp in his left leg (he also remedied a “warning” for loss of time). And once the match was over – the Australian’s “ace” on the match point – it was Thompson himself and the physiotherapist who helped the blue to reach the bench.

Slam Us Open

L. Sonego

6

6

2

4

4

J. Thompson

2

1

6

6

6

Winner: J. Thompson

L. Sonego – J. Thompson

13 ACES 9
3 DOUBLE FAULTS 1
80/121 (66%) FIRST SERVES% IN 75/128 (59%)
60/80 (75%) WIN% ON 1ST SERVE5 7/75 (76%)
18/41 (44%) WIN% ON 2ND SERVES 27/53 (51%)
12/18 (67%) NET POINTS WON 27/42 (64%)
5/9 (56%) BREAK POINTS WON 4/11 (36%)
44/128 (34%) RECEIVING POINTS WON 43/121 (36%)
36 WINNERS 30
50 UNFORCED ERRORS 30
122 TOTAL POINTS WON 127
2187.7 f tDISTANCE COVERED 2153.9 ft
8.8 ft DISTANCE COVERED / PT .8.7 f


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