Karen Khachanov

Milos Raonic, Karen Khachanov are the latest to make coaching changes

Milos Raonic has sometimes used three coaches at a time, but is currently working with none.<p>Longtime advisor Riccardo Piatti announced that he has …

Tennis

Tennis: Chung beats Rublev to become first Next Gen champion

MILAN (Reuters) - South Korean iceman Chung Hyeon doused the fire of Russian Andrey Rublev to win the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals on Saturday -- pocketing a $390,000 cheque in the process.<p>Chung, 21, was outplayed in the first set and was 3-1 behind in the second set before taking over to win …

ATP Finals

Falling out of love: inside the weird struggle to save tennis

When John Isner fired the winning backhand past Nicolas Mahut back in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon tournament, he put an end to the longest …

Sport (UK)

Andrey Rublev vs Borna Coric: Next Gen Finals semifinal preview and prediction

Top seed in Alexander Zverev’s absence Andrey Rublev takes on Borna Coric for a place in the inaugural Next Gen Finals title match. Both men came …

Borna Coric Comes Back To Beat Karen Khachanov At The Next Gen ATP Finals | Next Gen ATP Finals

Borna Coric came back from two sets down to clinch his status as Group B champion on Thursday night and finalize the semi-finals for the Next Gen ATP …

Tennis

Tennis - Chung stays focussed for third win, Rublev reaches semis

MILAN (Reuters) - South Korea's Chung Hyeon topped Group A in the Next Gen ATP Finals with his third straight victory on Thursday and was joined in the last four by Russia's Andrey Rublev who ended the hopes of Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.<p>Chung was pushed hard by Italian qualifier Gianluigi …

Denis Shapovalov

Next Gen Finals prove popular with players and punters alike as tennis tries to win over new generation of fans

Daniil Medvedev looked despairingly at the umpire. His opponent, Borna Coric, had just hit a thumping backhand past him which landed perilously close …

Sport (UK)

Milan experiment could be reality in 10 years, says ATP chief

MILAN (Reuters) - Some thought he was mad launching a tournament with radical rules claiming to be re-inventing tennis, but ATP chief Chris Kermode believes his Milan experiment has a future.<p>A project he dreamed up some two years ago, the Next Gen ATP Finals features short sets up to four games, …

ATP Finals

Headsets, shot-clocks and an opera-inspired set: which trials have succeeded at the ATP Next Gen Finals?

This week, a cavernous conference centre in the suburbs of Milan has been transformed into a tennis playground. Saunter through the interactive fan-zone and you will find a match court surrounded by scarlet arches and balconies – a design inspired by the nearby La Scala opera house.<p>The patrons of …

Laver Cup

Innovations Rule Day 1 In Milan | ATP World Tour | Tennis

It took all of five games on Tuesday at the Next Gen ATP Finals for the numerous innovations being tested to play a major factor.<p>During the first …

ATP World Tour

Zverev plays idols as wannabes compete in Next Gen finals

2017-11-08 10:20<p>Alexander Zverev (AP)<p>Milan - Rising star <b>Alexander Zverev</b> dropped by to hit a few balls as the Next Gen ATP Finals showcasing future …

Sport (South Africa)

ATP U-21 Tennis World Tour Finals marred by ‘sexist’ draw ceremony

The Next Gen ATP finals delivered all the promised drama even before a ball was hit with organisers issuing grovelling apologises after a draw …

Tennis

Bad news for line judges, Next Gen players like Hawk-Eye calling

MILAN (Reuters) - Tennis line judges might grimace when they hear it, but players reacted positively to them being replaced by computerised calls on the opening day of the Next Gen ATP Finals on Tuesday.<p>Hawk-Eye review technology has been a long-standing feature of professional tennis, allowing …

Tennis

Daniil Medvedev unhappy with one rule change after Next Gen Finals debut win v Karen Khachanov

Daniil Medvedev admitted he liked the majority of the rules that are being trialled at the Next Gen Finals in Milan, but was not a fan of the …

Sport (UK)

Tennis: Future arrives, a little late, as Next Gen revolution begins

MILAN (Reuters) - The future arrived late but after some old-fashioned glitches, two Russian trailblazers fired the first shots in what could be a revolution in tennis at the Next Gen ATP Finals on Tuesday.<p>"Tennis Re-invented" is the catchphrase of the tournament launched this year by the ATP to …

ATP Finals

Shot clock & Hawk-Eye most popular changes to tennis players

MILAN (AP) — "Can you say something useful and not be this useless all the time? Just say one thing that is actually useful."<p>"Go more to the net ... not just to shake hands."<p>And with that, stand-in coach Marcelo Melo let Alexander Zverev return to the baseline with, hopefully, a winning …

Sports

Practising With New Rules Milan 2017

Jared Donaldson thought he had another serve.<p>The fourth seed at the Next Gen ATP Finals was recently practising with fellow Milan finalist Denis …

ATP World Tour

Ranking the Next Gen ATP finalists by their potential

<i>Ahead of the Next Gen ATP Finals starting on Tuesday, Telegraph Sport ranks the seven automatic qualifiers by their potential.</i> <i>The automatic qualifiers are the seven 21-and-under players who have achieved the best results in 2017</i><p>7. Hyeon Chung - current ranking: 54<p>It's been another successful year …

Sport (UK)

Previewing the Next Gen Finals

The upper echelons of the men’s game have been spoilt in the era of the ‘Big Four’. For the past 14 successive seasons the year-end No.1 has been …

Tennis

Next Gen Finals: Eight players for the future

MILAN (AP) — The inaugural Next Gen Finals starts on Tuesday in Milan and features the top seven 21-and-under players in the rankings plus one …

Tennis

Infosys Beyond The Numbers: #NextGenATP Serving Under Pressure

Deuce is normally a comfort zone for the server, where they hold around three out of every four visits to this extended-point score. Not so at the …

ATP World Tour

Tennis: Glimpse of future as ATP shakes it up in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - Men's tennis steps into the unknown next week when the young guns expected to follow in the footsteps of the current golden generation contest the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.<p>Not only will the five-day tournament showcase exciting talents such as Canadian Denis …

ATP Finals

Shapovalov Medvedev Duomo Milan 2017

Next Gen ATP Finals qualifiers Daniil Medvedev and Denis Shapovalov haven't played a match yet at the inaugural tournament, but they've already seen …

ATP World Tour

Shapovalov, Rublev impress among Next Gen Finals field

With Alexander Zverev skipping the inaugural Next Gen Finals to partake in London’s ATP season-ender, Denis Shapovalov and Andrey Rublev are perhaps …

Tennis

The Next Gen ATP Finals: What is it, who's playing and what are the rule changes being experimented with?

What is it?<p>The inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals will see the world's top seven 21-and-under singles players, plus an Italian wild card, go head to head.<p>The seven automatic qualifiers have been chosen based on 2017 ranking points, while the final player will be decided by a qualifying tournament …

Tennis

Chardy, Mahut Advance To Paris Second Round

Qualifier Jeremy Chardy recorded his first victory in five matches against Gilles Simon, a semi-finalist at the 2012 Rolex Paris Masters, 6-3, 6-0 in …

Tennis

Scouting Report: Finals Berths On The Line In Paris

<b>10 THINGS TO WATCH IN PARIS</b><b>1. The Home Stretch:</b> All eyes this week are on the Rolex Paris Masters, where two spots in singles at the Nitto ATP …

Tennis

Tsonga Continues London Charge, Sets All-French Final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has gone from the fringe of the Emirates ATP Race To London to the thick of the battle in less than two weeks, as he continues his …

Tennis

Next Gen finals: After draw ceremony backlash, ATP apologises, ask for focus on planned innovations

The inaugural under-21 version of the ATP World Tour Finals will test new rules including shorter sets, no-ad scoring and electronic line calls.<p>The …

Tennis

Next Gen finals kickstarts with new rules, fast-paced matches and Zverev as idol

Zverev, at 20, should have played the U-21 version of ATP Tour Finals but his stunning season earned him a ticket to play with the big boys.<p>Rising …

Alexander Zverev