ATP Next Gen Finals preview – schedule, players, and more

Ready to sink your teeth into an ATP Next Gen Finals preview? This younger cousin to the main ATP Finals is kicking off in Saudi Arabia on November 28th. And based on the players involved, it should be a fun event to watch!

ATP Next Gen Finals preview

As for what will be covered in this ATP Next Gen Finals preview, I will cover a wide range of areas. This includes a preview of the players involved, a discussion on the favorites, a rundown of the schedule, and much more. By the time we are done, you will know all of the key information ahead of the 2023 ATP Next Gen Finals – at least that’s the goal.

Anyway, with the tournament on the doorstep right now, there’s no point wasting any more time with the introduction. Let’s jump right into it so that you are prepared for all of the action from November 28th onward.

2023 ATP Next Gen Finals preview – tournament overview

As the name would lead you to think, the ATP Next Gen Finals is a competition designed to showcase the future stars of professional tennis. Specifically, this event is open to those who are 21 or under when the calendar year is over. Therefore, anyone who is aged 22 or over cannot compete in the ATP Next Gen Finals.

This event has brought some great players into the spotlight in recent years too. Guys like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, and Brandon Nakashima have won this event in recent times. So as you can see, the winners of this event have typically done rather well on the ATP Tour following a title run in the Next Gen Finals.

As for this 2023 ATP Next Gen Finals preview, sadly, several guys who would have been involved have chosen not to compete. Both Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune qualified, yet they played the main ATP Finals instead. Next in line, both Ben Shelton and Lorenzo Musetti have withdrawn – but this opens the door for the other talented players to get involved.

Speaking of which, from November 28th through to December 2nd, the best young talent that the ATP Tour has to offer will be on show in Saudi Arabia. And since the eight guys involved in the tournament are competing for their share of $2 million in prize money, I have a feeling they will bring their A-game!

ATP Next Gen Finals preview – format and schedule

In order to give you a well-rounded preview of this event, there are a few key areas I must cover. These are separate from the areas relating to the event favorites and main competitors. So without further ado, let me dive into a breakdown of several important event areas before zoning in on the individuals involved.


First and foremost, you may be interested in the 2023 ATP Next Gen Finals schedule. After all, if you’re planning on watching any of the matches, you will need to know when the action is due to unfold. Yet as you already know, the tournament is set to run from Tuesday, November 28th to Saturday, December 2nd. 

As for what to expect on individual days, let me be as specific as possible. All round-robin matches will be played between November 28th and 30th. From here, the semi-finals will be played on December 1st, while the finals will be played on December 2nd.


Following on from the ATP Next Gen Finals preview supplied for the schedule, I’d like to give you the details pertaining to the format. While there are similarities with the main ATP Finals in terms of the format, the match formats are very different. 

But first – the tournament mirrors the main ATP Finals since it has a round-robin format consisting of 2x groups of four players. Those who finish first and second in the respective groups will advance to the knockout stages, and the others will be eliminated. 

As for the scoring system used for the matches, they are played using a best-of-three format, yet ‘short set’ scoring is in place. This means sets are played to 4 games with a tie-break at 3-3. 

Prize money

Now for the final area that relates to the overall tournament – the prize money. Of course, this ATP Next Gen Finals preview wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t talk about the money that’s on the line. 

Speaking of which, I can supply the exact breakdown of the tournament right now:

  • Undefeated champion – $514,000
  • Final win – $153,000
  • Semi-final win – $113,500
  • Round-robin match win – $32,500
  • Participation fee – $150,000
  • Alternate – $15,000

Players and favorites – ATP Next Gen Finals preview 2023

Now it’s time to discuss the actual players who have qualified for the 2023 ATP Next Gen Finals. Of course, eight guys have made the cut for the very first ATP Next Gen Finals held in Saudi Arabia. And besides a handsome payday, the guys involved are set to compete in a magnificent event overall.

As for the specific individuals involved, let me share the details – split into the groups they have been assigned to along with their ATP ranking:

Green Group

  • Arthur Fils – 36
  • Dominic Stricker – 92
  • Flavio Cobolli – 100
  • Luca Nardi – 118

Red Group

  • Luca Van Assche – 66
  • Alex Michelsen – 94
  • Hamad Medjedovic – 111
  • Abdullah Shelbayh (WC) – 187

As you can see from the groups listed above, there are five guys ranked inside the ATP top 100. Yet from these five guys, the two that stand out include Arthur Fils (36) and Luca Van Assche (66). Understandably, these two guys are the top two seeds, and they are undoubtedly the favorites for the title.

FAQs – ATP Next Gen Finals preview

Will you be updating this ATP Next Gen Finals preview as the tournament progresses?

No – my preview is designed to give you an overview of the tournament before it begins. 

Can I watch the matches that are scheduled at the ATP Next Gen Finals?

Of course. You can watch the Next Gen Finals on Prime Video, available with an Amazon Prime subscription. 

Am I able to place any wagers on the scheduled matches?

Yes. You can place wagers such as ‘outright winner’, individual match winners, and many others at top betting sites.

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