Next Gen ATP Finals

The Next Gen ATP Finals is an annual tennis tournament that was started in 2017 with the aim of showcasing the best young players (21 and under) on the ATP Tour.

The tournament is played on indoor hard courts at the PalaLido arena in Milan, Italy.

Next Gen ATP Finals

2022 Next Gen ATP Finals

The 2022 tournament was played at the Palazzetto Lido Sport in Milan, Italy, and featured the top U21 singles players on the ATP Tour.


The 2022 tournament in Milan was held from the 8th to the 12th of November 2022, the week before the ATP Finals in Turin.

The tournament was played in the same week as the WTA 125 LP Open in Colina, Chile, the Knoxville Challenger in Tennessee, and the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow.


Tickets for the 2022 tournament were sold through the tournament’s official website, with ticket prices starting from €22.


Below was the schedule for the 2022 tournament in Milan, with the tournament starting on Tuesday, the 8th of November, and the final match being played on Saturday, the 12th of November 2022.

DateSessionStart TimeRound
Tuesday 8 November 2022Afternoon14:00Round Robin (or “RR”)
Tuesday 8 November 2022Evening19:30RR
Wednesday 9 November 2022Afternoon14:00RR
Wednesday 9 November 2022Evening19:30RR
Thursday 10 November 2022Afternoon14:00RR
Thursday 10 November 2022Evening19:30RR
Friday 11 November 2022Afternoon19:00Semifinals
Saturday 12 November 2022Afternoon21:00Finals


Each year the ATP runs a “Race to Milan” to choose seven players under the age of 21 who get to participate in the Next Gen Finals in November.

There is also one wild card entry which brings the total number of participants to 8.

These 8 players are then split into 2 groups of 4 (Group A and Group B) with a round-robin format being used to decide who qualifies for the semifinals.

All matches are best of five sets, but sets are played in a first to four format rather than the first to six format that is used on the regular ATP Tour.

Once the round robin matches have been completed, the winner of Group A faces the runner up in Group B while the winner of Group B faces the runner up in Group A in the semifinals.

The winner of the two semifinals then meet in the final.

Next Gen Players

Below is a list of players that qualified for the Next Generation Finals in 2022.

  1. Lorenzo Musetti
  2. Matteo Arnaldi (Replaced Holger Rune who withdrew from the tournament)
  3. Jack Draper
  4. Brandon Nakashima
  5. Jiri Lehecka
  6. Chun-Hsin Tseng
  7. Francesco Passaro
  8. Dominic Stricker


For 2022, the players were split into two groups called green and red as the tournament is held in Italy.

Green Group

  • Brandon Nakashima
  • Jiri Lehecka
  • Francesco Passaro
  • Matteo Arnaldi

Red Group

  • Lorenzo Musetti
  • Jack Draper
  • Chun-Hsin Tseng
  • Dominic Stricker

Prize Money

Details in relation to the prize money to be awarded at the 2022 tournament have now been released and below is what was awarded to players in 2022.

Participation Fee

Players were paid a participation fee that is based on the number of group matches they play (see below).

  • 1 Match – $41,125
  • 2 matches – $61,690
  • 3 matches – $82,250

For each group match a player wins, they earned $28,000 while a semi-final win earned a player $113,500.

The winner in the final received an additional $153,000 on top of what they had already earned.

The winner of the 2022 event (Brandon Nakashima) won $432,750 as he had won all three of his group stage matches on his way to winning the competition.

Past Winners and Runner Ups

The current champion is Brandon Nakashima who beat Jiri Lehecka in the 2022 final in Milan 4–3, 4–3, 4–2.

Other past Next Gen winners include Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Chung Hyeon.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Brandon NakashimaJiri Lehecka4–3, 4–3, 4–2
2021Carlos AlcarazSebastian Korda4–3, 4–2, 4–2
2019Jannik SinnerAlex de Minaur4–2, 4–1, 4–2
2018Stefanos TsitsipasAlex de Minaur2-4, 4–1, 4–3, 4–3
2017Chung HyeonAndrey Rublev3–4, 4–3, 4–2, 4–2