The ATP Next Gen Finals shares big updates for the next edition in Jeddah!

ATP has decided to reorganize and reform the end-of-year event dedicated to young tennis players

by Lorenzo Ciotti
The ATP Next Gen Finals shares big updates for the next edition in Jeddah!
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There are big news on the horizon regarding the next edition of the ATP Next Gen Finals. The men's tennis board has a real revolution in mind. Which will concern the tournament organized annually to decide the best young talent of the ATP Tour.

The first news arrived this season, with the transfer of the competition from Milan to Jeddah. In 2024 there will be some further changes that will definitely revolutionize the finals for men's tennis talent forever. The first rule that will change from the 2024 season will be that relating to age, with an increasingly younger version of the tournament.

In fact, only players under 20 will be able to participate in the Finals for young tennis players, no longer under 21. So one year less. From the next edition only those who have not yet turned twenty will play. A choice dictated by the increasingly frequent cases of very young tennis players already at the top of world tennis, such as Carlitos Alcaraz and Holger Rune, involved this year in the Torimp ATP Finals.

By doing so, the event will therefore also give athletes who have not yet established themselves at high levels the opportunity to show themselves.

The ATP Next Gen Finals change to become more attractive

Second novelty will be that of the date.

The Next Gen Finals will no longer be the last tournament of the year, but rather the first event of the following season. The competition will in fact be held, as mentioned, in Jeddah, from 18 to 22 December. A series of clear changes, to try to make a competition more spectacular and attractive which in recent years has lost a lot of its initial attractiveness.

A fixed appointment with the eight most promising players, which has accompanied fans for six years now as the last tournament of the season. Six editions, six champions, some of whom have entered the elite of world tennis.

From Chung Yeon to Stefanos Tsitsipas, passing through Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, up to the last two winners, the American Brandon Nakashima and the Serbian Hadan Medjedovic.