The curious rules that the Next Gen finals will have


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The curious rules that the Next Gen finals will have

The Next Gen Finals, which will be played from November 9 to 13 and for the first time in history will have a South American presence (with Argentines Juan Manuel Cerúndolo and Sebastián Báez), are getting closer and closer to their arrival.

As is known, since its inception, this tournament presents some variations in the style of play, compared to the first level circuit. Several of them, perhaps, are used to test them in a hypothetical modification of the regulation at ATP level:

  1. Best of five sets to four games.

  2. Score without benefits

  3. Free public movement

  4. Live Electronic Line Call

  5. Shot clock

  6. Video review

  7. Towel racks

What is basically proposed is to give more dynamism to the game, thus avoiding stops of several minutes that can cool down the show and even the level of play.

And, as if the aforementioned were little, in the 2021 edition, in addition to these points, there will be new differences with what the world of tennis has accustomed us to. Some, to speed up the game and others that will bring a lot of repercussion, such as coaching …

  1. Shorter warm-ups: 4 minutes to 1.

  2. Less downtime, more action.

  3. Coaching on the court:

  4. Coaching opened from the sidelines.

  5. No more headphones.

  6. Net Cams – Your front row seat, right in the middle of the action.

  7. Limited medical timeouts – one per player per game.

  8. Timed bathroom breaks: Maximum 3 minutes (+ up to 2 per change of clothes). The clock is ticking.


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