Jannik Sinner 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals champion

Third American joins Sebastian Korda and Jenson Brooksby at Next Gen ATP Finals

Three of the eight competitors at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan will be American, as now just one qualification spot remains for the event.Β 

Sebastian Korda qualified on 14th September, while Jenson Brooksby joined on 22nd October.

Now, fellow American Brandon Nakashima claims the seventh qualification spot for the equivalent to the ATP Finals for players 21 and under.

The 20-year-old has reached two ATP finals this year in Los Cabos, Mexico and Atlanta, USA, his first two finals at tour level.

He has further claimed two ATP Challenger titles in Quimper and Brest, both in France.

Nakashima began the year ranked 170th in the world. He has since climbed 105 spots over the season to his current ranking of 65, a career-high.

Nakashima’s qualification means that for the second time, three of the eight competitors are from the same nation.

The last occurrence came at the inaugural event in 2017, when Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev of Russia all qualified.

The event runs from 9-13th November in Milan, Italy. The home fans could see two national talents taking part in Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, as both have already qualified.

However, 2019 champion Sinner is in contention to qualify for the ATP Finals proper. The Italian is currently eighth in the Race to Turin, occupying the final qualification spot.

So far, Sinner, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Carlos Alcaraz, Korda, Brooksby, Musetti and Nakashima have qualified for the Next Gen Finals.

Argentine world number 85 Juan Manuel Cerundolo sits in the final qualification spot. Compatriot Sebastian Baez is just outside the cut in ninth.

Baez could qualify should someone choose not to compete in Milan. For example, Auger-Aliassime previously qualified in 2019 but chose not to compete that year.