At the Allianz Cloud of Milan, Carlos Alcaraz won the 4th edition of the Next Generation Finals. 18-year-old who represents the present and the future of world tennis, crushes Sebastian Korda, number 2 in the seeding and 38 in the ranking, with a score of 4-3 4-2 4-2 and undermines Jannik Sinner , winner of the last edition of the Next Gen Finals.
In a year in which they both won their first ATP title (Alcaraz won the 250 in Umago, Korda beat Cecchinato in the 250 in Parma), the favorite was undoubtedly the Spaniard, but the challenge promised to be more close than it actually was.
In fact, the uncertainty only lasts for one set. The first partial between the two talents is in fact a seesaw: the Spaniard saves 5 break points in the first two games by relying on his serve, also thanks to some too many mistakes by Korda.
Mini breaks follow one another in the tie break, but Alcaraz is good at breaking the American’s serve twice and closing 7-5 at the first set point in 34 minutes. In the second set the balance lasts until the fifth game, when the baby prodigy coached by Juan Carlos Ferrero wins the decising point in response and closes 4-2, with a very solid service game in which he shows flashes of tennis at the limits of the human .
The third set is without history: the Spaniard grows exponentially, the American loses certainty and collapses under the shots from the other side of the net. Alcaraz brekka the opponent in the third game and closes the tournament having left the crumbs to the opponents (only Cerundolo was able to snatch a set from him)