De Minaur, Tiafoe Lead #NextGenATP In Milan; When Is The Draw & More

All you need to know about the Next Gen ATP Finals

Alex de Minaur finished runner-up to Stefanos Tsitsipas last November in Milan, and will look to go one better this year as the top seed at the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals. The 20-year-old Australian has won three ATP Tour titles this season, and broke into the Top 20 on Monday after reaching the ATP 500-level final at the Swiss Indoors Basel (l. to Federer). 

American Frances Tiafoe, who is set to be the No. 2 seed, also returns to Milan for a second straight year. The returning qualifiers will be joined at the award-winning 21-and-under event by Ugo Humbert, Casper Ruud, Miomir Kecmanovic, Mikael Ymer, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Italian wild card Jannik Sinner

The third edition of the Next Gen ATP Finals will see the continuation of a number of innovations, including a best-of-five set format, shorter sets to 4 (tie-break at 3-All) and No-Ad scoring. Other innovations include Electronic Line Calling through Hawk-Eye Live, a 25-second Shot Clock, In-Match player coaching via head-sets, Video Review and more. Players will also be permitted to use wearable technology in competition for the first time on the ATP Tour. 

This year’s tournament will also see the return of the traditional ‘let’ rule, following the decision to bring to a close the ‘no let’ trial that was in place across the first two editions of the event. 

Here's all you need to know about the Milan tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more. 

Established: 2017

Tournament Dates: 5-9 November 2019

Tournament Director: Ross Hutchins

Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 2 November, at 7:30pm

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Schedule 
* Main draw round-robin: Tuesday - Thursday: Match 1 at 2:00pm, Match 2 follows (not before 3:00pm on 6 & 7 November). Match 3 at 7:30pm, Match 4 follows. 
* Semi-finals: Friday at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
* Singles final: Saturday, 9 November not before 3:00pm

How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV 
TV Schedule

Venue: Allianz Cloud

Prize Money: $1,400,000  

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View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown

Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles: Hyeon Chung, Stefanos Tsitsipas (1)
Oldest Champion: Hyeon Chung, 21, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, in 2018
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 54 Hyeon Chung in 2017
Most Match Wins: Andrey Rublev (6)

2018 Finals
Singles: [1] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) d. [2] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 24 41 43(3) 43(3)   Read & Watch

Social
Hashtag: #NextGenATP
Facebook: @nextgenfinals
Twitter: @nextgenfinals
Instagram: @nextgenfinals

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Did You Know...The first two champions of the Next Gen ATP Finals, Hyeon Chung and Stefanos Tsitsipas, went on to reach the Australian Open semi-finals the following year. 

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