Eight of the best young players in men’s tennis, led by World No. 16 Stefanos Tsitsipas, battle for supremacy at the second edition of the Next Gen ATP Finals, live from Milan from 6-10 November, 2018. 

Tsitsipas will be joined by the likes of Alex de Minaur, Frances Tiafoe, Andrey Rublev and more as the the most exciting prospects on the ATP World Tour battle it out to become the second champion at the Next Gen ATP Finals, following on from Hyeon Chung’s inaugural triumph in 2017.

Next Gen ATP Finals Live Streaming

Next Gen ATP Finals is live from October 30 to November 5, with play starting around 2.00pm local/1.00pm GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Next Gen ATP Finals tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch and bet on Next Gen ATP Finals tennis

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for Next Gen ATP Finals tennis, live from November 6 to 10, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply. 

Next Gen ATP Finals tournament schedule

Next Gen ATP Finals players 2018

If you want to see a glimpse of what the ATP World Tour proper will look like over the next decade or so, look no further than the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals field in Milan, with the top eight players aged 21 and under for the season to square off for the right to be crowned champion.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the star attraction in Milan - the 20-year-old made history on multiple occasions throughout 2018, defeating four top 10 players - including Novak Djokovic - to reach his first Masters 1000 final in Canada, while he became the first man from Greece to win an ATP World Tour title when he took home the silverware in Stockholm a few weeks ago. Into the top 20 with a bullet and quickly charging towards the top 10, Tsitsipas is the man to beat in Milan.

However, seven other talented young guns are more than capable of picking up the title. Australian teenager Alex de Minaur has put together an extraordinary breakout season, improving his ranking from outside the top 200 at the start of 2018 to a current make just outside the top 30. De Minaur has made his first two ATP finals in Sydney and Washington D.C. and has wowed tennis fans with his competitiveness, intensity and never-say-die attitude, which is reminiscent of his mentor Lleyton Hewitt.

Delray Beach champion Frances Tiafoe showcased new-found consistency throughout 2018 and is closing in on a top 30 spot himself, with the American solidifying himself as a star of the future and potential Grand Slam champion, while compatriot Taylor Fritz enjoyed a mini-resurgence this season after a difficult 2017 to book his place in Milan for the first time.

Andrey Rublev, the first man from the Next Gen to make a Grand Slam quarter-final when he did so at the 2017 U.S. Open and runner-up at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals last year, endured a tough year with injuries that disrupted his rise up the rankings, but the young Russian is certainly one to watch in Milan as he tries to end the season on a positive note, while Jaume Munar from Spain and Hubert Hurkacz of Russia round out the direct qualifiers into the tournament.

NOTE: The eighth and final spot will be awarded to an Italian wildcard, while Alexander Zverev (qualified for London) and Denis Shapovalov (exhaustion) have withdrawn.

Next Gen ATP Finals Groups

Check back here soon when the groups for the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals are announced.

About Next Gen ATP Finals

Played for the first time in 2017, the Next Gen ATP Finals were created as a showcase for the best young talents on the ATP World Tour, who will hopefully go on to lead the tour in years to come.

With men’s tennis dominated for the past decade and more by the Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, all of whom are now over 30, there is a pressing need to demonstrate that the future of the ATP World Tour is as bright as its past. Hence the creation of the Next Gen ATP Finals, which will be held in Milan for the first five years of its existence.

A complementary event to the ATP World Tour Finals, the Next Gen ATP Finals features a similar eight-player format, with the players divided into two groups of four and competing in round-robin. The two players who finish top of the group will progress to the semifinals. The two players who lose in the semifinals will compete in a third-place playoff prior to the final. The Next Gen ATP Finals does not offer ranking points but does offer $1,026,000 in total prize money.

Qualification for the Next Gen ATP Finals is tracked by the Emirates Race to Milan, which tracks the points accumulated throughout the calendar year by all players aged 21 and under. The top seven players in the Race to Milan qualify for the Next Gen ATP Finals, with the eighth place to go to the champion of a pre-tournament qualifying event for the best Italian players aged 21 and under.

Played at the Fiera Milano complex, the Next Gen ATP Finals feature various rule innovations which will be trialled at the season-ending event with a view to making tennis more fast-paced, interactive and fun.

Match format: Matches will be best of five sets, with each set decided by first to four games and a tie break if the score reaches 3-3

No-ad scoring: Instead of the traditional deuce-advantage format requiring a player to win two points in a row to take the game, there will be a game-deciding point at deuce, with the server able to choose which side to serve from

Shorter warm-up: Matches will begin precisely five minutes after the second player walks on

Shot clock: A shot clock will ensure strict adherence to the rule of 25 seconds between points, as well as during set breaks, medical time-outs and the warm up

Medical time-outs: Players will be allowed a maximum of one medical time-out per match

Coaching: Players and coaches will be able to communicate at certain points during the court

Audience movement: Fans can move freely around the arena during the match

Towel Rack: Players will be instructed to use a towel rack at the back of the court to remove the onus on ball kids to handle towels.

Hyeon Chung won the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in 2017, beating Andrey Rublev in the final before going on to make the Australian Open semi-finals in January of 2018.

Next Gen ATP Finals tournament information

Fast facts about the Next Gen ATP Finals

Next Gen ATP Finals
Dates6-10 November
LocationMilan, Italy
SurfaceHard courts (indoor)
Number of players8
First played2017
ATP ranking points on offer0
Prize money$1,026,000
Reigning singles championHyeon Chung

Next Gen ATP Finals champions

Previous Next Gen ATP Finals champions

2017Hyeon ChungAndrey Rublev

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