Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image is the best classified of the eight tennis players that from this Tuesday they will dispute the title of teacher of the future. The ‘Next Gen’ of the best young ‘Sub 21’ of the ATP circuit.
“I am very motivated. It has been a brilliant year for me and I want to show it here,” he explains. Alcaraz who will debut this Wednesday (not before 3:00 p.m., DAZN1) against the Danish Holger Rune.
At 18, the Murcian tennis player appears in Milan with him best ranking (32 world) out of all eight participants and after having already won an ATP title in Umag this year, in addition to defeating three ‘top ten’: the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th world) at the US Open and to the Italians Matteo berretini (7) and Jannik Sinner (10), in Vienna and Paris the last three weeks.
Milan will be the penultimate station Alcaraz in this season . “I have had a brilliant year and I want to show it here”, said the disciple of Juan Carlos Ferrero, who will debut with the Spanish Davis Cup team from November 25 in Madrid.
The tennis that he must play Alcaraz in MIlán it has nothing to do with the one who has played on the circuit during the season. The ‘Future Next Gen’ are a test bed of the ATP to put new rules into play.
The matches are played to the best of five sets limited to four games each, without ‘deuce’ (equal) and with a final gold point. There are no linesmen on the track. The ‘hawk eye’ controls the game and fans can move around the stands while the point is being contested.
Also this year the warm-up time will be limited from 4 minutes to just 1 minute, coaches will be able to speak and give instructions from the court during the game and without the need to use headphones unlike last year it was done in the changes. In a match, only medical assistance will be allowed, a maximum of 3 minutes to go to the bathroom and only 2 minutes to change clothes in the changing rooms.
A rule to be tested in the future in the professional circuit that is also intended to be used after the complaints of the tennis players that have been given this year by the players who lengthened the time in the changing rooms during the game of more than 5 minutes.
The third spanish
Alcaraz will be the third Spanish tennis player to participate in the ‘Future Next Gen’ after they did Jaume munar, who was a semifinalist in 2018, and Alexander Davidovich, which in 2019 fell into the group stage.
The tournament is played in an initial group stage and semifinals and final with direct confrontation. Alcaraz is in Group A with the American Brandon nakashima (20 years and 63 world), the Argentine Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (19 years and 91) and Danish Holger Rune (18 years and 109).
In Group B are the American Sebastian korda (21 years and 39 world), the Italian Lorenzo Musetti (20 years and 58), the Argentine Sebastian Baez (19 years and 111) and French Hugo Gaston (21 years and 67, the last tennis player who defeated Alcaraz in the past Paris Masters 1,000.