2021 Next Gen ATP Finals

Slicehand

Professional
Since paris carlos return and backhand havent been that good, he doesnt have a bad slice, sometimes i feel he should slice more and be more patient, he normally has the bigger weapon with that forehand, when he rushes things up it doesnt benefit him so much
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Alcaraz wins in 3 straight sets; Nakashima won in 4 sets in his match. Alcaraz won all 4 games in that 3rd set. Would like to see him back up with his second serves, the way he has been the past two weeks - it was an area of weakness in his match with Rune today.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Yeah, FAA, Sinner, and Brooksby replacing Rune, Baez, and Gaston would have greatly improved this tournament.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Sebi finishes with a flourish...I don't want to see this format anywhere, but it works here when there aren't any points on the line.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
seems like a very lackluster field this year, surely the most since its inauguration. Alcaraz excepted.
Not sure but maybe there's some bias cause we've seen the previous years improve and break into the top 10. I for sure rate Alcaraz right now higher than any previous player I did at the time of their nextgen participation
 

Jack the Hack

Hall of Fame
That Korda win was pretty huge in terms of him making the semifinals. I know he is the #2 seed, but still... a win over Hugo with a shorty clay court player and an injured Musetti left in the round robin means that Seb has a pretty decent chance of going undefeated and playing the second qualifier from the other group in the semis. If that ends up being Nakashima, you'd have an American guaranteed in the final.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I am loving this tournament! It's an opportunity to see players I don't know well and see what their skills are. I was impressed by Sebastian Baez today. I do know Carlos Alcaraz well and was pleased with his level of play today too. It's the end of the year and the only tournament they are missing is the Stockholm Open; it's fine, no big deal. This is a very enjoyable tournament, regardless of the outcome.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
That Korda win was pretty huge in terms of him making the semifinals. I know he is the #2 seed, but still... a win over Hugo with a shorty clay court player and an injured Musetti left in the round robin means that Seb has a pretty decent chance of going undefeated and playing the second qualifier from the other group in the semis. If that ends up being Nakashima, you'd have an American guaranteed in the final.
Yes, he definitely has a good shot, but Baez wasn't playing like a clay court player today. He was painting the lines, although Musetti certainly was playing his best.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Interesting, Carlos and Brandon played earlier this year on clay at a Challenger. Carlos won, but it wasn't easy. Hoping Brandon can make things interesting tomorrow.

Hugo vs. Lorenzo - this will a rematch of a match played just last week in Paris, but the tables have turned and the homecrowd will be pulling for Musetti this time around.

Sebi vs. Sebi - I wonder if Baez will come out firing like he did today and whether Korda will feel any fatigue after his mini 5-setter
 

Ace of Aces

Semi-Pro
The best of five mini set format seems better to me than the best of 3 regular sets. It makes the average game feel more important while not shortening the overall tennis from a regular best of 3 format.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
How do we feel about the scoring template - best of 5 sets to 4? Honestly, I like it as a one-off something different; though I wouldn't like to see it regularly. I like this event.

I have no idea who Baez even is. Or Cerundolo for that matter.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Not sure but maybe there's some bias cause we've seen the previous years improve and break into the top 10. I for sure rate Alcaraz right now higher than any previous player I did at the time of their nextgen participation
Yes, that's a valid point, but I am sure that I felt very differently about the previous fields at the time as well.

But part of that may be that I used to follow the young talents more closely before. Guys like Rublev, Tiafoe, Medvedev, Khachanov, Ruud, ADM, Coric, Chung were all very familiar to me when they participated, whereas most of these guys I just don't watch ever.

I see I did forget Musetti though.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Today I am rooting for Alcaraz, Baez, Cerundolo, and it's a toss-up with Gaston vs Musetti - I suppose I should root for Musetti, who will have the home country crowd behind him.

I had only seen Baez play once before this, really enjoyed his match yesterday. I had never seen Cerundolo play before yesterday.

Round robins can be tricky. So far this tournament has been fun to watch.
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Alcaraz & Korda win their groups.
Nakashima-Rune and Gaston-Baez to decide the other semifinalists.

So far it looks very much like an Alcaraz-Korda final, although perhaps Gaston or could play spoiler? Nakashima or Rune too to a lesser extent.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I hope there are no surprises in the Alcaraz - Cerundolo match and Carlos wins it easy. He is already in the semis tomorrow; the other semi-finalists are all pending today's matches, according to one of the commentators on Tennis Channel.

I am thinking that the top two players from each of the sections will face each other in a semi and then the winner of each of those matches will play in the final?
 
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