next gen

  1. Enceladus

    2021 Acapulco final - [1.] Stefanos Tsitsipas vs [2.] Sascha Zverev

    H2H: 5-1 for Stefanos Since their match in Toronto 2018, Stefanos has dominated this rivalry, winning the last four matches, the last three without losing the set. I predict the victory of Stefanos in two sets.
  2. TearTheRoofOff

    NextGen Top Trumps

    I think it's time for us to formulate some hypothetical (mythical, uninjured, peak, sodomized etc.) Top Trump cards for the NextGen SUPERSTARS. To kick things off, I propose the following defining attributes to reflect their abilities, each of which can be ascribed a score from 1 to 10. Overhype...
  3. Enceladus

    2020 Marseille Final - (2.) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. (7.) Felix Auger-Aliassime

    ATP H2H: 2-1 for FAA Stefanos is a defending champion, he can earn his 5th ATP title and first time in his career he can defend the title at the ATP Tour. Felix will strive to profit the premier trophy at the ATP tournaments, he lost his all previous 4 finals without winning the set. Who win...
  4. RaulRamirez

    Doubles Alleys (or not) for Singles Matches?

    This may not be a burning issue, and I won't start an unscientific poll, but... Do you like the look of the court without the doubles alleys, dislike it, or it really makes no difference to you? For me, I'm in the dislike camp. Has anyone played on a court without the doubles lines? Was it...
  5. Enceladus

    Medvedev is the first member of ATP Next Gen...

    ... who reached the GS final. Before Zverev, Tsitsipas, Kyrgios and other members of Next Gen. Furthermore he is only the third GS finalist in the men's singles, born in the 1990s (after Raonic and Thiem).
  6. Enceladus

    What will be the final result of Sascha Zverev on the 2019 US Open?

    Again, we have here a question of how far Sascha will advance on the GS tournament. He equaled in this year his best result so far, when he advanced into QF on RG (lost with Djoker), but in another GS tournaments his maximum is 4R, at the US Open even only 3R. Will this year's US Open change...
  7. robthai

    Who will be Djokovic's main rival in the year 2021 and beyond?

    So Djokovic could possibly equal Federer's slam tally in a few years (still a big if), but who will be the biggest obstacle facing him in the year 2021 and beyond? I think Felix will most likely be the biggest obstacle for Djokovic once he gets into the top 10. IF there is someone I left out...
  8. Enceladus

    2019 French Open QF - [1.] Novak Djokovic (Ultron) vs. [5.] Sascha Zverev (Zod)

    ATP H2H: 2-2 tied H2H on the clay: 1-0 for Sascha Battle Ultron vs. Zod, Chapter 5 First confrontation at the Grand Slam level between Ultron (world number one and ATG player) and Zod (leader of Next Gen). Will Ultron continue successfully to reach on the way for its second NCYGS, or will Zod...
  9. Enceladus

    2019 Geneva Open Final - (1.) Alexander Zverev vs. Nicolás Jarry

    Only previous mutual match: 2019 Barcelona 2R, Jarry won 3:6, 7:5, 7:6(5) This year, Sascha does not show convincing performance on the courts. Jarry looks good in Geneva, hasn't lost a set in previous matches. I predict that Jarry will win today, how do you see it?
  10. raph6

    ATP Finals back in Tokyo in 2021

    As you all know, the ATP has decided to change the venue of the ATP World Tour Finals for 2021 and beyond as it has been held in London for a decade already. 4 cities were in the final discussion for this event : Turin, Manchester, Singapore and Tokyo. According to former players on the...
  11. Enceladus

    2019 Australian Open 4R - [4] Alexander Zverev vs. [16] Milos Raonic

    ATP H2H: 1-1 tied GS H2H: 1-0 for Raonic Last mutual match: 2017 Wimbledon 4R, Raonic won 4:6, 7:5, 4:6, 7:5, 6:1 The first mutual match on the hard surface and the second on the GS tournaments. Achieve Sascha his second QF on GS tournaments or will Milos stop him?
  12. Enceladus

    2019 Australian Open 4R - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [15] Daniil Medvedev

    ATP H2H: 2-0 for Djokovic H2H on HC: 1-0 for Djokovic Last mutual match: 2017 Eastbourne SF, Djokovic won 6:4, 6:4 First time in career Medvedev advanced into the 4R at GS tournaments. Will he improve his GS max or lose with king AO?
  13. Enceladus

    2019 Australian Open 3R - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [25] Denis Shapovalov

    Tennis ATG Player vs. Next Gen Star First singles mutual match.
  14. Enceladus

    Who gains his first ATP title in 2019?

    Shapovalov, de Minaur, Chung, Auger-Aliassime or someone else? Who gains their first ATP title next year and who doesn't? Discuss and predict. Footnote - Chung's title from of 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals is not rated as ATP title. List of tennis players who have won their first ATP singles title...
  15. raph6

    Khachanov, Medvedev, Rublev = Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet ?

    Khachanov, Medvedev and Rublev are all promising young players. It reminds me of the French 10 years ago when Tsonga, Monfils and Gasquet were also full of promises. Unfortunately, these guys never won Grand Slams. Do you think the Russians will follow the same way ? My opinion is that they...
  16. Respect for big 5

    Potential reason for next gen inability to break through at slam level

    With the big three sweeping the last two years worth of slams and all being over the age of thirty I am wondering what the next generation are communally lacking to cause a real threat to the veterans. I speculate that maybe it's something to do with the world in which these younger players live...
  17. OjoLOCO

    Italy: indoor courts during Next Gen ATP Finals?

    My wife and I are heading to Milan, Bologna, and Turin in November. We are excited to watch the up-and-comers battle, but is there any good place that non-Italian speaking recreational people could hit? I am a USTA 4.5 and she is a 3.5 - rallying for an hour is fine. The weather is likely to...
  18. Zardoz7/12

    Zverev is number 1 in the race!

    "Well folks, my time is now" "THIS IS MY HOUSE"
  19. D

    Who will be the next dominant force in tennis?

    it seems like Fedal will dominate forever but at some point, Father Time will prevail. So, who do you think will dominante tennis when these two hang up their racquet? Will there even be a dominant player in the future?
  20. robthai

    If Feds peak years coincided with these next gen losers

    If Fed faced peak Nadal and Djokovic during his peak years, but then as he declines and has to deal with these next gen losers the same way Nadal and Djokovic have once they got olded. What would be his slam count? Would it be less or more than 20?
  21. EloQuent

    Andrey Rublev appreciation thread

    Not sure if there's already a thread like this but Rublev is under the radar one of the most impressive young players. Barely 20 and ranked 39, if he wins Doha he'll be ranked 29. Could easily end 2018 in top 10. I think he's an interesting player and worth watching. Other young players...
  22. T

    Andrey Rublev Wilson Ultra

    If you look on ATP's Instagram story you will see that Rublev is playing with a racquet in the ultra paint job.
  23. Conish

    Zverev Out of Nex Gen Finals?

    Looking through the build up for the Next Gen Finals in Milan next week, there’s no sign of Alexander Zverev anymore! I suppose he’s focussing more on the Nitto World Tour Finals in London. Makes sense, but would’ve been interesting to see him play both. Doubt any other player for a while will...
  24. Adv. Edberg

    Big rule changes to come to the ATP shortly

    I guess we all knew this was coming, especially as the retirements of the big 4 are around the corner. The ITF has decided to dumb down tennis, starting with the Next Gen Finals this year, but will move to the regular tour shortly. "The tournament will trial a number of rule changes and...
  25. -NN-

    Predict the total tournament victories for the following players...

    A.Zverev B.Coric D.Thiem G.Dimitrov J.Sock K.Nishikori L.Pouille M.Raonic N.Kyrgios And any others you fancy. I'm sure not all of these guys will necessarily do better than say, Kyle Edmund, Hyeon Chung or BERNARD TOMIC. Predict how many titles these chaps will win, and perhaps include...