‘The Field is set’ Hugo Gaston grabs the final spot of the Next Gen ATP Finals 2021

The 8 players for the upcoming Next Gen ATP Finals 2021 are confirmed with the tournament set to be played in Milan, Italy.

Next Gen ATP Finals 2021
Next Gen ATP Finals

Also known as the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals, the Next Generation ATP Finals is a men’s exhibition tennis tournament for the best singles players on the ATP Tour who are age 21 and under. It will be the 4th edition of the event, scheduled to be held for five days from 9th to 13th November 2021 in Milan, Italy at the Allianz Cloud stadium (PalaLido).

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: Next Generation ATP Finals 2021
  • Date: November 09 – 13, 2021
  • Number of Entrants: 8
  • Venue: Milan, Italy
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $1,300,000

The first four qualifiers were announced on September 14, 2021: Jannik Sinner, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Sebastian Korda and Carlos Alcaraz. Jenson Brooksby was named the sixth qualifier on October 22, 2021. On October 24, 2021, Lorenzo Musetti was announced as the sixth qualifier. On October 30, 2021, Brandon Nakashima was named sixth.

Following Auger-Aliassime’s withdrawal from the competition, ATP confirmed Juan Manuel Cerndolo as the next qualifier for the tournament. Cerndolo is the first South American player to qualify for the tournament in its history. On November 2, 2021, Brooksby withdrew due to injury, and Sebastián Báez qualified later that day.

Following Sinner’s withdrawal, who won the last edition in 2019 as the 2020 edition was cancelled, the ATP announced Holger Rune as the next qualifier on November 4, 2021. On November 5, 2021, Hugo Gaston was announced as the last qualifier.

Qualified Players of Next Gen ATP Finals 2021

Carlos Alcaraz qualifies for the Next Gen ATP Finals 2021
Carlos Alcaraz
  • Carlos Alcaraz
  • Sebastian Korda
  • Lorenzo Musetti
  • Brandon Nakashima
  • Juan Manuel Cerundolo
  • Sebastian Baez
  • Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune
  • Hugo Gaston

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