August 8, 2022

Open Court


SBD Preview: Djokovic meets underdog Sonego in Rome semis

They both had early matches on Saturday – in Djokovic’s case, the dramatic turnaround and conclusion of his quarterfinal clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

For Sonego, after an emotion late-night win over Dominic Thiem Thursday night, another upset win, this time over No. 7 seed Andrey Rublev.

So as the two return to the court for a second time Saturday, the world No. 1 and five-time champion Djokovic is a huge favorite in a match that will feature the usually pro-Djoko Rome crowd squarely on the side of their homeboy.

Does Sonego have a chance in the Rome semifinals – in the biggest match of his career?

Here’s our preview for SBD.