Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal vs Lorenzo Sonego – Preview, Predictions, Head to head and Stats

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Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego will challenge no.2 seed, Rafael Nadal, in the third round of Wimbledon 2022

Rafael Nadal has brushed off injury concerns and made a fine start to the tournament. Nadal started his campaign with a comfortable win over Francisco Cerundolo in the first round. The Spaniard then went on to register a comprehensive win against Ricardas Berankis to set up a clash against 27th seed, Lorenzo Sonego.

French Open 2022

Nadal has had a dream run so far in 2022. He has been quite close to invincible and has clinched both the Grand Slams so far in 2022 – the Australian Open and a historic 14th Roland Garros title in Paris, taking his Grand Slam count to 22. Nadal is certainly one of the favourites to clinch the title at Wimbledon 2022.

Lorenzo Sonego’s form coming into the match

Lorenzo Sonego has taken commendable strides on the ATP Calendar this year. The Italian started his campaign with a hard-fought win in five sets against America’s Denis Kudla. In round two, he cruised to a comfortable straight sets 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over France’s Hugo Gaston to set up a clash against Nadal.

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 01: Lorenzo Sonego of Italy plays a forehand during a quarterfinal match against Casper Ruud of Norway at the San Diego Open at Barnes Tennis Center on October 01, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Italian is seeded No.27 in the tournament and is certainly capable of pulling off a surprise, despite face an uphill task against Nadal.


DateSaturday, 2nd July
Court typeOutdoor grass court
WatchStar Sports Network
Start timeTo be announced
VenueAll England Tennis Club
Match detailsThird Round

Head to head and Predictions

Nadal and Sonego have never faced each other before on the ATP tour. This will be their first head-to-head encounter and both players will require some time to adjust to each other’s playing style. On paper, Nadal is the favourite both in terms of form and rankings. We are predicting a win in four sets for Rafael Nadal.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin