Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals: future stars in Milan (and tomorrow’s program)
Matteo Arnaldi in the picture – Photo Antonio Milesi
The fifth version of the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals was offered at present at Sala Alessi of Palazzo Marino, the headquarters of the Municipality of Milan. The occasion, which competes with the eight greatest gamers below 21 in the ATP rankings, will happen on the Allianz Cloud from tomorrow, Tuesday 8, to Saturday 12 November.
The eight finalists for the 2022 Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals are, in order: Lorenzo Musetti (Italy, n.23 in the ATP rankings), Jack Draper (Great Britain, n.41), Brandon Nakashima ( USA, no.49 ), Jiri Lehecka (Czech Republic, no.74), Chun-Hsin Tseng (Taipei China, no.89), Dominic Stricker (Switzerland, no.111), Francesco Passaro (Italy, no.119) and Andrea Arnaldi (b 134).
The Mayor of the City of Milan Giuseppe Sala welcomed these current on the press convention. With him on the audio system’ desk have been Angelo Binaghi (President of the Italian Tennis Federation), Ross Hutchins (Chief Tour Officer of the ATP), Andrea Abodi (Minister of Sport of the Italian Government), Antonio Rossi (Undersecretary for Sport, at Olympics 2026 and Great Events of the Lombardy Region), Vito Cozzoli (President and CEO of Sport and Health) and Claudia Vassena (Director of Sales & Marketing Digital Retail of Intesa Sanpaolo).
Over the previous 5 years, the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals has turn into the brightest showcase of the world’s new expertise. It is not any coincidence that the primary two gamers who broke the reign of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the high got here from this occasion: Russian Daniil Medvedev, third in 2017 and no 1 for the primary time. Last February, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who is nice on the US Open this yr, has settled on the high of the Pepperstone ATP rankings. In addition to those two, there are a lot of different tennis stars who made their debut in Milan, equivalent to Stefanos Tsitsipas, the champion of Next Gen in 2018 and the winner of the Nitto ATP Finals the next yr, or if. our personal Jannik Sinner, the rising champion of the Milanese occasion and at present the Italian no 1.
In addition, town of Milan has at all times had an extended historical past of discovering new skills in the sport. The Bonfiglio Trophy is held in the capital of Lombardy, exactly in the courts of the Tennis Club Milano Alberto Bonaccossa, a match below 18 years previous equal to the Grand Slam: in its checklist of honors there may be no 1 in the world like Ivan Lendl and the winners. Majors equivalent to Goran Ivanisevic, Jan Kodes, Jim Courier, Evgenji Kafelnikov, Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina.
The Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals can be a tremendous coaching floor for all tennis abilities. This is the place lots of the abilities discovered in the ATP Tour have been examined, each from the viewpoint of administration and presentation, simply consider the automated system for controlling the strains of the sector, coaching in the sport and counting between the factors. and the opposite.
The 2022 version just isn’t the identical, introducing different guidelines geared toward enhancing enjoying occasions: lowering the time between one level and one other in the occasion of an ace, double foul or foul from 25 “to fifteen” in response; Only one change of facet is a 90″ break per set (no change of facet after the primary sport, change of facet however with out sitting down earlier than the tie-break, lowering the remaining from 120″ to 90″ on the finish of the set); three minutes of the pre-game warm-up, main with one minute to enter the sector adopted by one other 60 “closing preparations; permission for a direct dialog between the participant and his coach if the opponent has requested to go to the hospital or take a rest room break; dwell streaming on a pill positioned in the participant’s field of sport evaluation information to be used by coaches.
Angelo Binaghi, President of the Italian Tennis Federation:
“The Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals represented a serious step for FIT in our progress as a world participant in the sport of tennis. After receiving from the ATP to supply us a brand new and progressive occasion it was pure to decide on Milan because the venue as a result of that is essentially the most anticipated Italian metropolis of the future , in the center of an thrilling and highly effective area like Lombardy. Thanks to the success of the primary version, in order to have the ability to arrange occasions on the biggest scale, we began the trail that at present has led Italy to obtain the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin for 5 years, to get the promotion of the International. BNL of in Italy women and men are getting ready for the ultimate spherical of the Davis Cup in Bologna for 5 years, to not point out the Italian Major Premier Padel in Rome and the identified ability to have the ability to take each alternative in a short while. , as occurred with the ATP 250 video games in Florence and Naples. If we succeeded, it was additionally due to the instance of group – which now sees organizations and establishments as nationwide leaders, equivalent to Government and Sports and Health, and native, equivalent to Municipal and Regional Offices, in addition to different folks. equivalent to Intesa Sanpaolo and others.companions – which present that they’re helpful and profitable and which can be utilized, for instance, in different sports activities. Finally, I’m very blissful that three Italian gamers will participate for the primary time in this version of the occasion – Lorenzo Musetti, Francesco Passaro and Matteo Arnaldi – and that in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Milan, the checklist of 21 winners in the world, there are three of us. athletes in the highest ten and ten in the highest 24: a tangible signal that the common stage of tennis in Italy is rising considerably”.
Ross Hutchins, ATP Chief Tour Officer:
“Since its first version in 2017, the Intesa San Paolo Next Gen ATP Finals have been a tremendous alternative to advertise the following era of worldwide icons and, on the identical time, a platform for innovation. We are proud that a few of the improvements examined in Milan have been launched in the ATP Tour and we wish to proceed to enhance the followers, the gamers and our sport. In Milan yearly the gamers obtain wonderful assist from the followers and we will not wait to begin the fifth version”.
Andrea Abodi, Minister of Sports:
“The Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals is an ideal illustration of the work I’ve been given, for sports activities and youth. In addition, it is without doubt one of the greatest issues for the Italian Tennis Federation, an instance from the viewpoint of a mannequin that provides the potential for increasing its numbers, its group, its construction. The occasion this, just like the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, is essentially the most prestigious and visual place for the work that began years in the past. And I consider that the federal government ought to assist this occasion. My presence right here just isn’t solely to assist good values but additionally a sensible dedication in order that the closeness of the establishments will get extra affirmation. We write the success that has been there, however we develop the need and the dream to do higher. This might be a part of my life as a minister”.
Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of the City of Milan:
“Milan is proud to welcome again the rising stars of worldwide tennis. The Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals is an unmissable match, younger, dynamic and thrilling. In the following few days, eight of the very best skills below the age of 21 will compete be part of the Allianz Cloud in a contest that I’m positive will excite and excite the folks of Milanese, Italian and worldwide. Milan is establishing itself as a middle for main sporting occasions. The street resulting in the Olympics and Paralympics in 2026 is stuffed with vital occasions in Europe and world wide : amongst these, the Next Gen ATP Finals is a valuable second of visibility, attraction and progress, for town and the game”.
Vito Cozzoli, President and CEO of Sport and Health:
“The relationship between grassroots sports activities and high-level sports activities is direct, the outcomes show that we’re proper. Supporting middle-level sports activities, increasing its presence, permitting them to do it in all components of the world means making enhancements in an effort to succeed in high-level sports activities.
Our future fighters don’t have to be studied, however all modifications have to be managed in order to achieve success and in concord”.
Antonio Rossi, Undersecretary for Sport, 2026 Olympics and the Great Events of the Lombardy Region:
“Lombardy may also host the Intesa San Paolo Next Gen ATP Finals this yr. An occasion that welcomes the upcoming expertise of worldwide tennis to our fantastic Milan. The public responded properly to the final version, though there was no Italian closing, and it’s a testomony to the standard of the group and an ideal exhibition made by professionals. Tennis is a superb sport and the Lombardy Region helps and helps varied occasions in town and prestigious competitions such because the Bonfiglio Trophy. This week eight of the very best tennis gamers over 21 years previous will present their abilities on the Allianz Cloud in the fifth version that I’m positive it can please all of us sports activities followers.”
Claudia Vassena, Sales & Marketing Director Digital Retail, Intesa Sanpaolo:
“It is the satisfaction of Intesa Sanpaolo to assist the Next Gen ATP Finals 2022 match for the fifth yr in a row. Tennis is a sport that mixes dedication, good competitors, respect for the principles, power and honest play. These rules are absolutely shared in our Group’s nice dedication to the areas in which it operates. In explicit, due to this, we wish to get nearer to younger folks in the circumstances that they know greatest to accompany them and assist them in their growth: from discovering alternatives to earn cash, to check, to purchase their first residence and to enter the world of labor”.
Center Court – Italian time: 14:00 (native time: 2:00 pm)
1.  Jiri Lehecka vs  Francesco Passaro
2.  Lorenzo Musetti vs  Chun-Hsin Tseng (not earlier than: 15:00)
3.  Matteo Arnaldi vs  Brandon Nakashima (not earlier than: 19:30)
4.  Jack Draper vs  Dominic Stricker