Jeddah announced as new venue for ATP Next Gen Finals

The ATP have announced a new host city for the end-of-season showcase for young players

Carlos Alcaraz Carlos Alcaraz after winning the Next Gen title in 2021 (Zuma/Panoramic)

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been officially announced as the host city of the Next Gen ATP Finals, from this year until 2027.

The tournament will take place over five days at the King Abdullah Sports City on indoor hard court from 28 November until 2 December 2023, with a record $2 million prize money on offer.

It comes after five editions of the tournament in Milan, Italy, since its creation in 2017, and a subsequent bidding process for a new host city.

It will be the first official professional tennis event to take place in Saudi Arabia.

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi was quoted in a press release as saying: “The ATP Tour is truly global and exploring new markets is central to growing the game. Bringing the Next Gen ATP Finals to Jeddah is our chance to inspire new fans, in a region with a vast young population, and unite audiences around tennis. Our congratulations go to Jeddah and the Saudi Tennis Federation. We look forward to building on the event’s incredible success together.”

Arij Mutabagani, president of the Saudi Tennis Federation, added: “We are extremely proud that ATP has selected Jeddah to host such an important tennis event. The Next Gen ATP Finals embodies the philosophy of our Federation, which is to inspire young talent to reach the sport’s highest levels. We’re excited to collaborate to promote the ATP Tour’s most promising rising stars, and showcase new sporting innovations, in our special city of Jeddah.”

The Next Gen ATP Finals is a showcase for the world’s best male players aged 21 and under at the end of the year. Past champions include Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz.

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