Lorenzo Sonego gave the big blow in the Vienna ATP 500 by defeating Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, 6-2 and 6-1 and continue their way to the semifinal of the contest that is held in Austria.
In recent years, Italian tennis is going through a great moment with several figures and young stars who are already part of the best players on the circuit. In addition to Lorenzo Sonego, who gave the great blow in Vienna, different players from the European country stand out.
The first question is Matteo berrettini, number 10 in the ATP ranking, who is the last one to fight Diego Schwartzman and Andrey Rublev to get a ticket for the ATP Finals London. The 24-year-old has three titles in his career (Gstaad, Stuttgart and Budapest), but he could not show his best level in the last two editions of the Grand Slam: in the US Open fell in the round of 16, and in Roland Garros he was fired in the third round.
Then appears Fabio Fognini, who is currently in 16th place in the ranking, although since the return of tennis after inactivity due to the pandemic, it has not had its most outstanding performance. At Rome Masters 1000, the Italian fell in the first round and then suffered the same defeat in that instance in Roland Garros.
In addition, at the time that the Italian tennis players are going through it is impossible not to name Jannik Sinner, one of the greatest promises of sport. The 19-year-old player (43 in the world) reached the round of 16 in Rome, then shone on Roland Garros, contest in which he eliminated Alexander Zverev and fell in the quarterfinals to Rafael Nadal, and reached the semifinal at the ATP 250 in Cologne, where he lost to Zverev himself.
By last, Lorenzo Musetti (124 of the ranking) was the great sensation in the Rome Masters 1000, tournament in which he eliminated Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori, but then he was eliminated in the round of 16 against Dominik Koepfer. In recent days, the Italian lost in Sardinia in the semifinal to Laslo Djere.