The tennis season is over, but before that there is one of the most important tournaments of the year: the Next Gen Finals. Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, one of the Argentines who will be present in Milan, He spoke about the particular format of the tournament, analyzed how the fact of playing in indoor and took stock of his year.
“The format is weird, it matches down and the matches become more even. On these surfaces and with the rivals that I have, it suits me, but if it were on brick dust, I would prefer to play with the conventional rules, “he explained at the press conference prior to the start of the contest that will be held from November 9 to 13.
Regarding the evolution of your year, He told ESPN Tennis: “I did not expect this, but when I won in Córdoba I gained confidence and it became one of my goals.. The entire ranking was very fought. Because of the loss of Félix Auger-Aliassime I was able to enter, so I am very happy “.
In turn, he spoke about his poor performances on this surface and the odds he has against his rivals. “I don’t play in indoor for two or three years. This year not a tournament, it’s all very new and they have more experience than me. But inside the court it is something else, many things can happen. You have to play and see“he added.
The favorite to the title is Carlos Alcaraz, who maintains a great season. In this sense, the young Spaniard reviewed his arrival to this tournament: “In Rio it was my first ATP victory, there was a pandemic involved and I couldn’t play. I did not expect to get out of the pandemic with this high level. I’m very happy with everything I’m experiencing, it helps me grow as a player and as a person. “
In addition, he left a message to the youngest of the brothers Cerúndolo and Sebastián Báez, the other Argentine who will also play the tournament: “They deserve it for their great year. I have followed you throughout the season, I congratulate you and wish you the best“.
Both Báez and Cerúndolo are the first South Americans to participate in the Next Gen Finals. With the groups already drawn, they know their rivals and everything is ready to lead the closing of the 2021 season.