Italian tennis star Lorenzo Sonego is determined to lift his game to another level and be a regular participant at the ATP Finals, which will be taking place in Turin for at least the next couple of years.
After 12 years in London, the ATP Finals were relocated to Turin..
Sonego, ranked at No. 27 in the world, didn’t make the ATP Finals this year but he is determined to do it as soon as next year and play the prestigious season-ending event in his hometown.
“Now it has the [Nitto] ATP Finals and that is the best thing. It is for sure good motivation. It’s really important for me, because it’s the best tournament in the world and now it is in my city,” Sonego told the ATP website. “For me, it’s really emotional. That is my goal for the rest of my life: playing in Turin with my people, with my fans and enjoying this tournament because it’s the best in the world.”
Sonego raves about Turin
“The centre is nice. The Piazza Vittorio is a big place for the young people and for all the people. Piazza Vittorio and Piazza Castello are two unbelievable places,” Sonego told ATPTour.com. “In Turin there is the Po River — the big river in Italy — and small buildings. It’s the Po River, the big river in Italy.
“It’s really nice if you want to walk on the river and there are many restaurants there that are really nice.”
Sonego, a former world No. 21, insists those who visit Italy or come to Turin for the ATP Finals will absolutely enjoy the Italian food during their stay.
“In Italy, all the food is really good,” Sonego said. “In the south there is pizza, in the north there is ham and salami. The cheese is really good, the pasta is good. All the food in Turin is amazing.”
Sonego captured one ATP title in Italy as earlier this year he beat Laslo Djere in the Cagliari final.