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Lorenzo Sonego is one of the Italian new gen of tennis talents that have the potential to win big titles and compete inside the Top 10.
2019 was the breakthrough year of the Italian after claiming his first-ever tour-level title in Antalya, Turkey beating Khachanov and Kecmanovic on the way to the win.
One year later, he reached the final of the Erste Bank Open 500, securing a fantastic win over the World No.1 Novak Djokovic. However, he ended up losing to Rublev in the final.
His 2 ATP titles and highest ranking of 21 make him a serious player to watch, even though his age which is significantly older than the new upcoming talents.
On the court, he is known for being a fighter and generally plays great from the baseline. In addition, he is accurate but needs to improve his serve and his net play.
Lorenzo Sonego plays with a Wilson Blade 98 pro stock racquet painted to look like the Wilson Blade 98 v8 Countervail 18×20.
Lorenzo Sonego Racquet Specs
Sonego endorses the Wilson Blade v8 CV 18×20. However, his actual racquet is believed to be an older Wilson Blade frame, probably a 2015 pro stock model painted to look like the Blade v8.
Lorenzo uses a relatively light racquet with 11.57oz / 328gr strung with an overgrip. This is in general a perfect weight for the Wilson Blade used by lots of players like Tsitsipas, Carreno-Busta, or Goffin.
The Swingweight is 337 kg.cm², which I believe offers a good amount of controlled power but remains arm-friendly and maneuverable, especially with the 18×20 string pattern, like Tsitsipas.
The frame itself is not stiff with only 62, which means it offers a plush and comfortable feel. This racquet works great for pros and every club player can pick one and play good tennis.
Overall, this racquet seems to suit Lorenzo’s playstyle, which relies on accurate baseline game and groundstroke winners.
Here is the list of Sonego’s racquet specs:
|Head Size||98 in²|
|Strung Weight||11.57oz / 328gr|
|Balance||13in / 33cm|
Lorenzo Sonego Racquet Strings
Sonego strings his racquet with a full bed of Luxilon Alu Power Soft 16L/1.25 at 51lbs / 23kgs in tension.
This co-poly is a softer version of the ALU Power strings for amplified comfort and playability.
However, it doesn’t lack any of the features of the famous Alu Power, which are superb accuracy and easy spin delivery.
This is a good pick for club or pro players looking to soften up the touch and achieve a plush feel without losing power.
People find it to be arm-friendly and help them get easy access to spin, power, and control.