After Rocky Start, ATP NextGen Finals Begin Tuesday Led By Russians Rublev, Khachanov
by Staff | November 6th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Following the controversial draw ceremony Sunday, the 21-and-under ATP NextGen finals begin Tuesday in Milan.

Group B: 2 Karen Khachanov v 7 Daniil Medvedev; 4 Borna Coric v 5 Jared Donaldson
Group A: 8 Gianluigi Quinzi v 1 Andrey Rublev; 3 Denis Shapovalov v 6 Hyeon Chung

Players will not be competing for ranking points, however as much as $390,000 is available to the winner!.

Among the innovations at this week’s event:
* All matches will be best-of-five sets, first to four games, with a tiebreak at three games all
* Serves will be no let and sudden-death points at deuce
* There will be an on-court serve shot clock (25 seconds to serve)
* Fans will be able to move freely around the stadium during play
* Hawkeye will call all lines – there will be no linespeople
* Players can talk to coaches at end of each set

“It’s always cool to experiment with new things,” Shapovalov said. “We don’t get to do that often so it’s definitely an exciting tournament and it’s going to be fun to compete with all these guys in the next week.”

NextGen Finals Groups
Group A
Andrey Rublev
Denis Shapovalov
Hyeon Chung
Gianluigi Quinzi

Group B
Karen Khachanov
Borna Coric
Jared Donaldson
Daniil Medvedev

** Alexander Zverev qualified but is not playing.

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2 Comments for After Rocky Start, ATP NextGen Finals Begin Tuesday Led By Russians Rublev, Khachanov

Tennis Magic Says:

Dennis Shapovalov is the next big thing and will be bigger than Zverev I say …

Dan The Man Says:

If you think Shapovalov is good, his boys Davis Cup peer Felix Auger-Aliassime, one year younger is touted to be even better, so wait one more year. In 2016 at 16, Felix won the junior U.S. Open and had match point to win the French. Between those 2 slams, Shapovalov at 17 won junior Wimbledon. Most of their peers they played against were 18 years old.
To add to that Felix is the youngest player to break into the top 200 of the ATP at 17, since Rafael Nadal in 2002. Here’s the ATP article:

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