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Liam Caruana defeats Raul Brancaccio to complete the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals field.

Caruana Completes 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals Field

Action at the Fiera Milano begins on Tuesday

The 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals field is set. 

On Sunday, Liam Caruana won his third match in three days, defeating World No. 301 Raul Brancaccio 2-4, 4-1, 4-3(4), 4-3(5) to clinch the Italian 21-and-under wild card playoff and guarantee his spot at the Fiera Milano. The 20-year-old, who came back from two sets down against Luca Giacomini in Saturday's semi-finals, leapt up and smashed away an overhead to clinch the victory.

Caruana joins Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex de Minaur, Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, Andrey Rublev, Jaume Munar and Hubert Hurkacz in the prestigious tournament. 

Caruana has climbed as high as No. 375 in the ATP Rankings, earning seven match wins on the ATP Challenger Tour in his career. The Italian is not unfamiliar to the Milan contenders, though. Caruana lives in Texas, and practised with American Taylor Fritz when they were juniors.