8 players attending the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals
The year-end tournament for the eight best under-21 representatives in the 2019 season will take place from November 5 to 9 in Milan, Italy.
After reaching London for the ATP Finals 2019, Stefanos Tsitsipas decided to withdraw from the Next Gen ATP Finals. The absence of the defending champion has helped Alex de Minaur climb up to rank number one. In Milan last year, the Australian tennis player only won the runner-up. He is one of six players who have won at least three ATP titles this season and are also the youngest of them all.
In mid-February, Frances Tiafoe reached the top 30 of the world with the number 29 position on the ATP scoreboard. This step comes after the US tennis player first appeared in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam in the Australian Open 2019. On that journey, the champion Delray Beach 2018 defeated the world number six Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov – who in turn. won the ATP Finals 2017. Before coming to Milan this week, Tiafoe played five quarter-finals of the year. This is the second consecutive season, he has appeared in Next Gen ATP Finals and this year as the second seed.
Missing the opportunity last year, it was not until this year that Ugo Humbert made her debut at Next Gen ATP Finals. The 21-year-old French player played the first ATP semi-final in Marseille and thanks to his achievement in the fourth round of Wimbledon, Humbert reached the top 50 in the world with a position of 46 on the ATP scoreboard on July 22.
Miomir Kecmanovic first reached the final of an ATP tournament, at the Antalya Open 2019. Former world number one young player has won 22 this year and climbed to 47th in the world. At Indian Wells 2019, Kecmanovic is also the last Serbian left after the fourth round. He won his first match against the top 10 competitor in Cincinnati when he defeated Alexander Zverev.