Next Gen ATP Finals -Milan: Head to Brandon Nakashima

Brandon Nakashima in picture – Photo Sposito – FIT

American Brandon Nakashima, quantity 49 on the planet, is the brand new champion of the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen Atp Finals. In the ultimate performed on the Allianz Cloud Arena in Milan, Nakashima beat Czech Jiri Lehecka 43 (5) 43 (6) 42.
“I’m comfortable – declared Nakashima on the finish of the match – to be the primary American to win the event. It was an incredible week, I used to be in a position to play at a excessive stage on a floor that improves my recreation. I salute Milan and this nice viewers to go residence with the trophy and have a well-deserved relaxation”

Nakashima, 21, from San Diego, repeated his victory over Lehecka final Wednesday, when he discovered his opponent on the second day of the spherical robin. This time Nakashima struggled to start with, primarily due to the poor first serve and the issue of studying the Czech report. Lehecka served 3-2, reaching 4 occasions inside two set factors; however from 30-0 onwards Nakashima turned dominant and with a 9-to-0 lead 5-0 on the break. The Czech recovered to 5-3, took two units from 6-3 to 6-5, earlier than surrendering the set 7 to 5.

The second set began once more beneath the banner of Lehecka who had two balls 2-0, however greater than something two factors in a row on the break. But even in that case, Nakashima turned the tide by successful the final 4 factors of the set.

In the third set Lehecka broke and the American’s sixth break was sufficient to take the coveted trophy within the first recreation after one hour and 19 minutes.

Nakashima beat Korea’s Hyeon Chung (2017), Stefanos Tsitsipas (2018), Jannik Sinner (2019) and Carlos Alcaraz, who’s primary within the ATP group who received the 2021 version.
The winner obtained a prize of $432,750, the very best ever received within the profession of an American participant.
The complete variety of paying spectators within the Allianz Cloud through the 5 days of the event was 21,424.

ITA Next Gen Finals – Milan (Italy), onerous (indoor) – Final

Center Court – Italian time: 21:00 (native time: 9:00 pm)
1. [4] Brandon Nakashima USA vs [5] Jiri Lehecka CZE

ATP Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals

Brandon Nakashima [4]




Jiri Lehecka [5]




Winner: Nakashima


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