Next Generation ATP Finals

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Next Generation ATP Finals
2018 Next Generation ATP Finals
Tournament information
Founded2017; 2 years ago (2017)
Editions2 (2017–18)
LocationMilan
Italy (2017–2021)
CategoryNext Generation Final
SurfaceHard indoors
Draw8S
Prize moneyUS$1,275,000 (2017)
Websitenextgenatpfinals.com
Current champions (2018)
SinglesGreece Stefanos Tsitsipas

Next Generation ATP Finals is an annual men's youth tennis tournament for the best 21-and-under players of the season.

History[edit]

Following a competitive bid process, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) announced that the Italian Tennis Federation, in association with the Italian Olympic Committee, will organise a new ATP tournament featuring the world’s top 21-and-under singles players of the ATP World Tour season. The first five editions of the Tournament will be hosted in Milan, Italy from 2017 to 2021.[1]

Format[edit]

Played over five days, the format for the competition consists of two round robin groups, followed by the semi-finals and final. Played on a singles-only court, the competition features the best seven qualified 21-and-under players of the season, plus one wild card.[2]

Rule changes[edit]

A number of rule changes will be introduced for the competition:[2]

Ranking points and prize money[edit]

The tournament does not distribute points for the ATP Rankings for the participants. The ATP does not count it as an official tournament victory, and matches do not count towards official win-loss season record. Prize money worth US$1,275,000 is distributed.[3] The International Tennis Federation does not recognize the event.

Qualification[edit]

The Top 7 players in the Emirates ATP Race to Milan will qualify. The eighth spot will be reserved for a wild card, the winner of a qualifying tournament. Eligible players must be 21-and-under (born 1997 or later for 2018 edition).[4]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Venue Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
Milan 2017 South Korea Hyeon Chung Russia Andrey Rublev 3–4(5–7), 4–3(7–2), 4–2, 4–2
2018 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas Australia Alex de Minaur 2–4, 4–1, 4–3(7–3), 4–3(7–3)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milan To Host Inaugural Season-Ending Next Gen ATP Finals From 2017 - ATP World Tour - Tennis".
  2. ^ a b "ATP Announces Trial Of Rule Changes & Innovation For Next Gen ATP Finals In Milan". ATP. 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Oddities at the Next Gen ATP Finals".
  4. ^ "Introducing Next Gen ATP Finals". ATP World Tour. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2017.