From 9 to 13 November the Next Gen ATP will be played in Milan, the tournament reserved for the eight best Under 21s of the season. Also on the field the Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who will also challenge Carlos Alcaraz and Sebastian Korda. The Next Gen ATP in Milan is a very special tournament in which the usual rules of tennis are upset.
The NextGen ATP, a tournament that sees the most promising young people of the circuit compete against each other, are scheduled in Milan from 9 to 13 November. Lorenzo Musetti will also be on the pitch, hoping to emulate Jannik Sinner, who won the title two years ago. The Intesa SanPaolo Next Gen Finals it is played with a very particular, innovative formula which one day could also be adopted by major tournaments. The tournament will be the starter for the ATP Finals, from 14 to 21 November, which close the season and are played by the 8 best players in the world. Among these there is also Berrettini, but not Sinner who will make the reserve
Who participates in the Next Gen ATP
The Next Gen ATP takes place in Milan from 9 to 13 November. The eight best Under 21s of the season participate in this tournament. There are not all those who finished in the top eight, however. Because someone has given up, like Sinner who is in the Finals and Brooksby, a talented young American stopped by an injury, but the list of participants is top-notch with two stars that sparkle and that is Carlos Alcaraz, who at 18 is already close to the top 20, and our Lorenzo Musetti.
The 8 players participating: Alcaraz (Spain), Korda (United States), Musetti (Italy), Nakashima (Japan), Cerundolo (Argentina), Baez (Argentina), Rune (Denmark), Gaston (France).
The groups of the Next Gen Atp and the match schedule
The group stage matches will be played from Tuesday 9 November to Thursday 11. Four games every day, two in the afternoon session and two in the evening. The semifinals will be played on Friday 12th, starting at 2pm. While on Saturday 13th, starting no earlier than 7.30pm, the final of the fourth edition of the Next Gen will be held, which in previous editions were won by Chung, Tsitsipas and Sinner. All matches will be broadcast live on Sky TV and free-to-air on SuperTennis, and will be streamed via SkyGo and Now. Here are the groups of the Next Gen Atp.
Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
Brandon Nakashima (United States)
Juan Manuel Cerundolo (Argentina)
Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (Denmark)
Sebastian Korda (United States)
Lorenzo Musetti (Italy)
Sebastian Baez (Argentina)
Hugo Gaston (France)
Program 1st day: Nakashima-Cerundolo at 2.00 pm, followed by Alcaraz-Rune, at 7.30 pm Korda-Gaston, then Musetti-Baez.
Tennis has a new regulation for the Next Gen ATP
This tournament since the first edition has had different rules than all tournaments. It was also decided to change to experiment with a series of innovations that might, one day, replace the traditional rules. The most sensational one concerns the sets who wins four games first. So, for example, you don’t need a 6-4 to win a set, but a 4-2 or a 4-1. In the event of a 3-3 it goes immediately to the tie-break. On 40-40 the ‘killer point’ is played, whoever wins it wins the game. All of these rules have been created to have much shorter matches, and all of them will be played at the best of five sets. There is also the go-ahead to coaching, which gives players the opportunity to talk to their respective coaches. There is a limit of only one Medical Time Out per player per match, pre-match warm-up is reduced to just four minutes.