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 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 Dates

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

The tournament will be played in the same week as the WTA 125 LP Open in Colina, Chile.

2022 Next Gen ATP Finals Tickets

Tickets for the 2022 tournament are on sale now through the tournament’s official website, with ticket prices starting from €22.

2022 Next Gen ATP Finals Schedule

Below is the expected schedule for the 2022 tournament in Milan. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

DateSessionStart TimeRound
Tuesday 8 November 2022Afternoon14:00Round robin
Tuesday 8 November 2022Evening19:30Round robin
Wednesday 9 November 2022Afternoon14:00Round robin
Wednesday 9 November 2022Evening19:30Round robin
Thursday 10 November 2022Afternoon14:00Round robin
Thursday 10 November 2022Evening19:30Round robin
Saturday 11 November 2022Afternoon19:00Semifinals
Sunday 12 November 2022Afternoon21:00Finals

2022 Next Gen ATP Finals Format

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.

2022 Next Gen Players

Carlos Alcaraz is currently leading the Race to Milan, followed by the Italian duo of Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti and Denmark’s Holger Rune.

Below is a list of players that qualified for the Next Generation Finals in 2021.

  1.  Carlos Alcaraz
  2.  Sebastian Korda
  3.  Lorenzo Musetti
  4.  Brandon Nakashima
  5.  Juan Manuel Cerúndolo
  6.  Sebastián Báez
  7.  Holger Rune
  8.  Hugo Gaston

Next Gen ATP Finals Prize Money

Details in relation to the prize money to be awarded at the 2022 tournament have not been released yet but below is the prize money that was awarded to players for the 2021 tournament.

The winner of the 2021 tournament (Carlos Alcaraz) won all 5 of his matches so he won prize money totaling $400,000, which was the maximum amount a player could win.

Players were paid a participation fee that was based on the number of group matches they played (approximately $26,660 per match).

For each group match a player won, they received $23,000 in prize money while a semi-final win earned the player $109,000.

The winner in the final received an additional $142,000 on top of what they had already earned.

Past Winners and Runner Ups

The defending champion is Carlos Alcaraz who beat Sebastian Korda in the 2021 final in Milan 4–3, 4–2, 4–2.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
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