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Next Gen ATP Finals -Milan: Final between Lehecka and Nakashima

Brandon Nakashima photograph

Jiri Lehecka, 21 years previous and quantity 74 on the earth, beat the Swiss Dominic Stricker (# 111) with 41 43 (4) 24 41. “I’m very proud of what occurred as we speak – Lehecka stated on the press convention – and as a result of the extent of my opponent it was nice. I attempted to be aggressive, serve and reply very deeply”.

Lehecka prolonged the primary set with a break within the fourth sport which he confirmed by closing the set: then within the fourth sport of the second set he saved himself from the benefit earlier than commanding the tie-break for 7 factors to 4 after sitting. 5- advance. 1. At the start of the third set, the participant from the Czech Republic confronted the primary downside of the match. Stricker felt assured, secured a 2-0 lead and closed out the set 4-1 with one other break. In the fourth set, nonetheless, the Czech got here again to dominate with a serve and a powerful forehand. After the primary break, Lehecka flew 3-1 and completed in a single hour and 22 minutes.

In the second semifinal Brandon Nakashima (#49) beat the British Jack Draper (#41) in 4 units for 43 (6) 14 42 43 (5). In the primary set, the American had a 2-0 lead and at 3-2 they might not change the set level. At the break they missed two extra (from 6-4 to six all), however closed within the fourth. In the second set Draper performed a meter contained in the court docket and the sport modified face however within the third set Nakashima took the match once more. The American misplaced the match level at 3-2, then within the break he recovered 2-5 to shut 7-5 within the second sport after an hour and 38 minutes.

Finally (tomorrow on the twenty first), subsequently, the primary two had been positioned within the inexperienced group. The problem performed final Wednesday is the one one between the 2 and Nakashima gained 41 43 (2) 42.



ITA Gen Finals – Milan (Italy), tight (residence) – Semi-finals



Supreme Court – Italian time: 19:00 (native time: 7:00 pm)
1. [7] Dominic Stricker I'm not vs [5] Jiri Lehecka CZE

ATP Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals

Dominic Stricker [7]

1

3

4

1

Jiri Lehecka [5]

4

4

2

4

Winner: Lehecka

2. [4] Brandon Nakashima USA vs [3] Jack Draper GBR (not earlier than: 21:00)

ATP Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals

Brandon Nakashima [4]

4

1

4

4

Jack Draper [3]

3

4

2

3

Winner: Nakashima



New guidelines
Part change on set
The gamers will change sides after the primary three video games and on the finish of every set: all breaks will final 90 seconds. There will probably be no change of sides after the primary sport. If the set ends in a tiebreak, the gamers will swap sides with out being down earlier than and after the primary six factors.

A shot clock
The time between one level and one other will probably be diminished from 25 to fifteen seconds if the server has scored a direct level via an ace or a mistake, free or pressured, in response, or if he has dedicated two fouls.

The discount in timeouts may also have an effect on the warm-up which will probably be 5 minutes: one to enter the sector, three to dribble, one to be prepared to start out the sport.

Teaching
Coaching, or the best of coaches to offer recommendation to their gamers, will probably be allowed in the identical manner as it’s allowed within the ATP space from 11 July. From his seat within the stands, the coach can communicate to the participant so long as the 2 are on the identical facet of the court docket. Non-verbal exchanges are allowed, so long as they’re diminished to a couple phrases and quick phrases, so long as they don’t disrupt the sport or distract the opponents.

At the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals, coaches can have one other alternative: they are going to be capable to discuss to their gamers if their opponents have medical time or go away the court docket for a loo break.

Some new stuff
Players and coaches will be capable to use it in actual time via the TennisViz system, which can present knowledge and evaluation in actual time on the tablets offered to the lecturers. Coaches can ask them within the Player’s Box and use related info to offer info to tennis gamers throughout matches.

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