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The 2017 Next Generation ATP Finals was a men's exhibition tennis tournament played in Milan, Italy, from 7 to 11 November 2017. It was the season-ending event for the best singles players who were age 21 and under on the 2017 ATP World Tour.

2017 Next Generation ATP Finals
Date7–11 November
Edition1st
CategoryExhibition
Draw8S
Prize moneyUS$1,275,000
SurfaceHard (indoors)
LocationMilan, Italy
Champions
South Korea Chung Hyeon
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Contents

RulesEdit

A number of innovative rule changes were introduced in 2017 including best of five sets, first to four games in each set, tie break at 3-All, no-ad scoring (server’s choice) and no lets. There were amended rules regarding time, the match started 5 minutes from entry of second player onto court, a shot clock to ensure 25 second rule, a maximum of one medical timeout per player per match, limits on when coaches can talk to players and the public was allowed to move around during a match (except at baselines).[1]

In September 2017, the ATP announced that there would be no line judges at the event. The only official on court was the umpire and all line calls were made by Hawk-Eye. All calls were therefore final; however, foot faults, which are usually called by the baseline official, could be challenged and would be reviewed by a camera monitoring the server's feet.[2]

QualificationEdit

The top seven players in the Emirates ATP Race to Milan qualified. The eighth spot was reserved for an Italian wild card, determined at a qualifying tournament.[3] Eligible players must be 21 or under (born in 1996 or later for 2017 edition). Eighteen-year-old Denis Shapovalov was the youngest and only teenage player.

Alexander Zverev withdrew from the tournament, as he would play the ATP Finals the following week.

  Players in gold have qualified.
  Players in dark gold qualified, but withdrew.
Final standings of the Race to Milan (30 October 2017)[4]
No. ATP rank Player Points Move Tournaments Birth year
1 4   Alexander Zverev (GER) 4,490   23 1997
2 35   Andrey Rublev (RUS) 1,219   21 1997
3 44   Karen Khachanov (RUS) 1,045   27 1996
4 49   Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 971   22 1999
5 51   Borna Ćorić (CRO) 931   1 27 1996
6 54   Jared Donaldson (USA) 890   1 27 1996
7 55   Chung Hyeon (KOR) 805   1 20 1996
8 63   Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 772   1 25 1996
Italian wildcard
56 294   Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) 138   1 11 1996
Alternates
9 78   Frances Tiafoe (USA) 662   25 1998
10 89   Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 606   30 1998

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

Third place matchEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Andrey Rublev (Final)
  2.   Karen Khachanov (Round robin)
  3.   Denis Shapovalov (Round robin)
  4.   Borna Ćorić (Semifinals, fourth place)
  5.   Jared Donaldson (Round robin)
  6.   Chung Hyeon (Champion)
  7.   Daniil Medvedev (Semifinals, third place)
  8.   Gianluigi Quinzi (Round robin)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
              
6   Chung Hyeon 4 4 341 4
7   Daniil Medvedev 1 1 47 4 0
6   Chung Hyeon 3547 4 4
1   Andrey Rublev 47 322 2
4   Borna Ćorić 1 361
1   Andrey Rublev 4 48 4 Third place match
7   Daniil Medvedev w/o
4   Borna Ćorić

Group AEdit

  Rublev   Shapovalov   Chung   Quinzi RR W–L Set W–L Game W–L Standings
1   Andrey Rublev 4–1, 3–4(8–10), 4–3(7–2), 0–4, 4–3(7–3) 0–4, 1–4, 3–4(1–7) 1–4, 4–0, 4–3(7–3), 0–4, 4–3(7–3) 2–1 6–7 (46.2%) 32–41 (43.8%) 2
3   Denis Shapovalov 1–4, 4–3(10–8), 3–4(2–7), 4–0, 3–4(3–7) 4–1, 3–4(5–7), 3–4(4–7), 1–4 4–1, 4–1, 3–4(5–7), 4–3(7–5) 1–2 6–7 (46.2%) 41–37 (52.6%) 3
6   Chung Hyeon 4–0, 4–1, 4–3(7–1) 1–4, 4–3(7–5), 4–3(7–4), 4–1 1–4, 4–1, 4–2, 3–4(6–8), 4–3(7–3) 3–0 9–3 (75.0%) 41–29 (58.6%) 1
8/WC   Gianluigi Quinzi 4–1, 0–4, 3–4(3–7), 4–0, 3–4(3–7) 1–4, 1–4, 4–3(7–5), 3–4(5–7) 4–1, 1–4, 2–4, 4–3(8–6), 3–4(3–7) 0–3 5–9 (35.7%) 37–44 (45.7%) 4

Standings are determined by: 1) Number of wins; 2) Number of matches; 3) In two-players-ties, head-to-head records; 4) In three-players-ties, percentage of sets won, then percentage of games won, then head-to-head records; 5) ATP rankings

Group BEdit

  Khachanov   Ćorić   Donaldson   Medvedev RR W–L Set W–L Game W–L Standings
2   Karen Khachanov 4–3(7–3), 4–2, 2–4, 0–4, 2–4 4–1, 4–3(7–3), 4–2 4–2, 3–4(6–8), 3–4(3–7), 2–4 1–2 6–6 (50.0%) 36–37 (49.3%) 3
4   Borna Ćorić 3–4(3–7), 2–4, 4–2, 4–0, 4–2 4–3(7–2), 4–1, 4–3(7–4) 4–3(7–5), 2–4, 4–1, 4–2 3–0 9–3 (75.0%) 43–29 (59.7%) 1
5   Jared Donaldson 1–4, 3–4(3–7), 2–4 3–4(2–7), 1–4, 3–4(4–7) 4–3(7–3), 2–4, 3–4(1–7), 0–4 0–3 1–9 (10.0%) 22–39 (36.1%) 4
7   Daniil Medvedev 2–4, 4–3(8–6), 4–3(7–3), 4–2 3–4(5–7), 4–2, 1–4, 2–4 3–4(3–7), 4–2, 4–3(7–1), 4–0 2–1 7–5 (58.3%) 39–35 (52.7%) 2

Standings are determined by: 1) Number of wins; 2) Number of matches; 3) In two-players-ties, head-to-head records; 4) In three-players-ties, percentage of sets won, then percentage of games won, then head-to-head records; 5) ATP rankings

ControversyEdit

For the tournament draw, players were asked to choose a female model to escort them onto the stage, and some of these models lifted or removed various articles of clothing to reveal a letter of the alphabet. This letter signified who would be playing whom. Widespread criticism followed.[5] The ATP explained their choice, "The intention was to integrate Milan's rich heritage as one of the fashion capitals of the world. However, our execution of the proceedings was in poor taste and unacceptable. We deeply regret this and will ensure that there is no repeat of anything like it in the future."[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ATP Announces Trial Of Rule Changes & Innovation For Next Gen ATP Finals In Milan". ATP. 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41311236
  3. ^ The battle for the final spot in Milan - ATP World Tour, 4 November 2017
  4. ^ "Emirates ATP Race To Milan". atp. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  5. ^ "The eight best under-21-year-olds on the planet battle it out in Milan".
  6. ^ "Association of Tennis Professionals criticised for stunt involving models".