American tennis player Brandon Nakashima became the champion of the youth summary tournament held in Milan, who defeated the Czech opponent Jiri Lehecka in the final match (4:3, 4:3, 4:2).
The match started with Lehecka’s advantage, but he was unable to close the set, Nakashima made counter break and won the tiebreak with a great effort. In the second set the Czech again started with a break and took a 2-0 lead, but Brandon came back here and after saving two set points, the second set tiebreak was also won. Nakashima continued his aggressive game in the third set and was able to win with a break here.
Nakashima, who after this victory already occupies the 48th place in the ranking, is the undefeated champion, for which he will receive 432 thousand dollars.
This is Brandon Nakashima’s second career title. This year he also became the triumphant of the 250-point tournament in San Diego. After the title won in Milan, the American is the unhappiest:
“It turned out to be a brilliant week, I am very happy. It’s a great feeling. I am happy that this trophy is going to America “.
The Next Gen tournament is held in a different format and constantly innovates. Here the set lasts up to 4 games, and in the case of 40:40 in the game, a decisive point is played. An additional innovation at this year’s event was that if a player won a point by just one shot, they were given 15 seconds to make their next serve. As a result, the games were played at a much faster pace.
Nakashima is the fifth champion in the history of the youth final tournament. Last year’s winner was Carlos Alcaraz, who beat Holger Rune in the final. Until then, the champions were Jannik Sinner, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Chung Hyeon.