The second version of the NextGen Masters in Milan begins on Tuesday and it gathers seven High 100 participant and the winner of the Italian wild card Problem who completes the sphere of eight gamers who will combat for the title that was gained by Hyeon Chung in 2017. 4 gamers born in 1997 could have the final likelihood to say the NextGen Masters however they are going to all give their finest to go all the best way and win an ATP title, though there aren’t any factors to win this week. Alexander Zverev and Denis Shapovalov have determined to skip Milan however the draw could be very robust even with out them, with Stefanos Tsitsipa and Alex de Minaur who lead teams A and B.
Stefanos is at present ranked 15th on the planet after claiming 41 wins and conquering the primary ATP title in Stockholm just a few weeks in the past. One other participant born in 1998 who claimed the maiden ATP title in 2018, Frances Tiafoe, must be Stefanos' foremost rival within the group however we should always not neglect a tall Pole Hubert Hurkacz who’s a really strong indoor participant and who made the Milan berth after the withdrawal from Shapovalov. Hubert gained an indoor Challenger title in Brest to safe the place in Milan and he’ll attempt to lengthen that run towards the higher-ranked rivals.
Jaume Munar has earned the vast majority of his factors on clay however he improved his sport on onerous courts lots this season, seeking to declare some huge scalps and attain the semis in his first and final NextGen Masters. Alex de Minaur and Denis Shapovalov have been the leaders of the 1999 technology this season and the younger Aussie performed some spectacular tennis to face simply outdoors the High 30, shedding finals in Sydney and Washington and in search of the title run right here in Milan after taking some relaxation to arrange for the final occasion of the season.
Taylor Fritz did not qualify for the NextGen Masters in 2017 and he could have one final likelihood to win this occasion after scoring 22 wins to date in 2018 and reaching the quarter-final of the robust ATP 500 occasion in Basel. One other participant born in 1997 who performs this occasion for the final time is the final 12 months's runner-up Andrey Rublev who might solely rating 17 wins to date in 2018 after lacking three months of motion resulting from a again damage. The Russian couldn't discover the correct kind after that however he’ll attempt to shine in Milan once more, enjoying some rock strong tennis at this occasion 12 months in the past earlier than shedding within the title match towards Hyeon Chung.
Liam Caruana, the Italian who lives in Texas, is by far the lowest-ranked participant within the draw and the one who shouldn’t be within the High 100. Liam gained the Italian wild card event to safe his place in Milan and this will probably be an awesome alternative for him to test his present talents towards a number of the finest coevals on the planet. NextGen Masters in Milan draw:
Alex de Minaur