Last Updated on November 26, 2023
The Nitto ATP Finals is gearing up to be a tennis spectacle with a prize money of $2 million and star-studded entries like Arthur Fils and Luca Van Assche. Taking place from November 28 to 2 December 2 at the King Abdullah Sports City, the undefeated champion can pocket $514,000. Want to know who else is competing and how the prize money stacks up? Read our full article for all the details.
The Next Gen ATP Finals, a showcase for the world’s top tennis players aged 21 and under, is set to light up the courts again in 2023. This unique event, first held in 2017 in Milan, Italy, has quickly become a highlight on the ATP Tour, celebrating the rising stars of men’s tennis. The tournament made a significant move in 2023, relocating to King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where it continues to thrive.
King Abdullah Sports City, the tournament’s new home, is an impressive multi-use complex located about 30 kilometers north of Jeddah. Known for its versatility, the sports city includes a large main stadium, smaller indoor arenas, three football fields, and six tennis courts. The Next Gen ATP Finals will be played on indoor hard courts, providing a perfect stage for the young athletes to display their skills.
Next Gen ATP Finals Prize Money
In 2023, the Next Gen ATP Finals has a total prize pool of $2,000,000, which is a significant 42.86% increase from the previous year. While this amount might not match the prize money of the Nitto ATP Finals, it’s still substantial. A player who wins all their matches in the tournament can earn $514,000, an impressive sum, especially for players under 21.
Each player who qualifies for the tournament is guaranteed a participation fee of $150,000. Additionally, they can increase their earnings by $32,500 for every match they win during the round-robin stage.
|Stage||Prize Money $ USD||Prize Money € Euro|
|Round Robin Win||$32,500||€32,385|
|Semi-Final Match Win||$113,500||€113,099|
Who Qualified For The Next Gen ATP Finals 2023?
The 2024 ATP Next Gen Finals, showcasing the best young talent in men’s tennis, will feature eight players who have qualified based on their performance in the 2023 ATP Race to Jeddah. To be eligible, players must be 21 or under at the end of the calendar year, meaning they were born in 2002 or later.
The qualified players for this prestigious event include Arthur Fils, Dominic Stricker, Luca Van Assche, Flavio Cobolli, Alex Michelsen, Hamad Medjedovic, and Luca Nardi. Additionally, Abdullah Shelbayh has received a wildcard entry into the tournament.
Two notable top-ranked young players, Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune, also earned spots in the ATP Finals, making them exempt from the Next Gen Finals. Ben Shelton, due to medical reasons, and Lorenzo Musetti, for personal reasons, have withdrawn from the competition.
|ATP Race to Jeddah Rankings (as of 20 November 2023)|
|#||ATP rank||Player||Points||Birth year||Date qualified|
|–||2||Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)||8,855||2003|
|–||8||Holger Rune (DEN)||3,660||2003|
|–||17||Ben Shelton (USA)||2,145||2002|
|–||27||Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)||1,470||2002|
|1||36||Arthur Fils (FRA)||1,158||2004||8 November|
|2||66||Luca Van Assche (FRA)||687||2004||8 November|
|3||92||Dominic Stricker (SUI)||673||2002||8 November|
|4||94||Alex Michelsen (USA)||653||2004||20 November|
|5||100||Flavio Cobolli (ITA)||640||2002||8 November|
|6||111||Hamad Medjedovic (SRB)||582||2003||20 November|
|7||118||Luca Nardi (ITA)||533||2003||20 November|
|8||187||Abdullah Shelbayh (JOR)||311||2003||8 November|
|9||127||Luciano Darderi (ITA)||510||2002|
|10||128||Arthur Cazaux (FRA)||508||2002|
Next Gen ATP Finals: Format, Rules, and Points
The Next Gen ATP Finals is a unique tennis tournament for players under 21, with a format and rules quite different from traditional ATP events. Although it doesn’t contribute points to the ATP rankings, it’s an important part of players’ official win-loss records for the season. The tournament, spread over five days, features the top seven 21-and-under players based on the season’s performance and one wild card entry. They are divided into two round-robin groups, leading to semifinals and the final. The competition is played on a singles-only court.
One of the most striking aspects of the Next Gen ATP Finals is its innovative approach to tennis rules and features. It was the first tournament to use electronic line-calling with ‘Hawk-Eye Live’, completely eliminating human line judges, back in 2017. Other experimental features have included different scoring systems, allowing players to communicate with coaches via headsets, and relaxed rules about audience movement during matches.
The rule changes specifically for the Next Gen ATP Finals include:
- Matches are best of five sets, but each set is only up to four games.
- A tiebreak is played at 3-all in each set.
- The no-Ad scoring system is used, where the server chose the side in 2019, and the receiver chose in 2018.
- Lets on serves are counted.
- Matches start just four minutes after the second player enters the court.
- A shot clock is used to maintain the 25-second rule.
- Players are allowed only one medical timeout per match.
- Coaches can communicate with players through headsets.
- The audience is allowed to move around during the match, except near the baselines.
- Towel boxes are placed at each baseline.
- Players can use wearable technology during matches.
Next Gen ATP Finals Prize Money History
The tournament only started in 2017, so we have five years of total prize money data and percentage changes from the previous year.