TAG Heuer Next Gen ATP Finals
To be played in Milan from 6-10 November, the tournament will feature the world's top seven 21-and-Under singles tennis players and one wild card.
The Next Gen ATP Finals, which were held in 2017 for the first time, are the new showcase of great, young talent on the ATP World Tour. To be played in Milan from 6-10 November, the fast-paced and cutting-edge event has innovation at its core, as it champions the future stars of the sport, as well as targeting the next generation of fans.
The Next Gen ATP Finals is the season-ending tournament for the world’s best 21-and-Under players. The tournament features the best seven qualified players of the season (as determined by the ATP Rankings on Monday 29 October, 2018), plus one Italian wild card. The 8 players will battle for US$ 1.335 million in prize money over five days of intense competition.
In 2018, the players qualified are : Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece), Alex de Minaur (Australia), Frances Tiafoe (USA), Taylor Fritz (USA), Andrey Rublev (Russia), Jaume Munar (Spain) and Hubert Hurkacz (Poland). Qualified for the ATP Finals in London, gathering the best eight players of the season on the ATP World Tour, German player Alexander Zverev will not compete in this men's youth tournament. Canadian player Denis Shapovalov withdrawed due to exhaustion.
As well as providing a platform to promote the stars of tomorrow, the tournament will also provide an opportunity to trial new rules and innovation in the sport: the best-of-five set format, shorter sets to 4 games (Tie-Break at 3-All), No-Lets and In-Match player coaching via head-sets, the 25-second Shot Clock and Hawkeye Live, a shorter player warm-up and in-stadium free crowd movement.
The event, run in partnership with the Italian Tennis Federation and the Italian National Olympic Committee, is set to take place in Milan through 2021.
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