Alcaraz won the Next Gen Finals, Badosa in semis at the WTA Finals

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Alcaraz won the Next Gen Finals, Badosa in semis at the WTA Finals

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).

The WTA Finals 2021

The magical moment continues for the Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa at the 2021 WTA Finals. The recent Indian Wells champion makes two out of two and thus gets the pass for the semifinals of the Finals in Guadalajara.

Badosa wins the match valid for the second day of the group against Maria Sakkari in two hard-fought sets, which ended in just over two hours with the result of 7-6 6-4. Very balanced matches and always in question, in any case, both in the first and in the second match.

Very open match that sees the Iberian start strong and break in the sixth game. Badosa goes on 5-2, but she suffers the break while she served for the set with the first set that is decided at the tiebreak. Here the match is without history, Paula starts 4 to 0 and then closes maintaining the advantage with the result of 7 points to 4.

The second set is always very close, break points in almost every game on both sides and the Badosa who goes 4 to 1. The Greek does not give up and puts things in a draw, but thanks to the break in the ninth game, Badosa is en-plein and gets the pass for the semifinals.

For the second place in the group, everything will be decided in the last match between Sakkari and Aryna Sabalenka who eliminated Iga Swiatek from the tournament in comeback. First two photocopied sets with first the Poe and then the Belarusian starting from 2-2 and winning four consecutive games.

The match is very balanced and in the decisive set and Swiatek immediately responds to Aryna's break. There is a fight but in the end at 5-5 comes the break that allows Sabalenka to serve and close to zero for the victory that continues to keep her in the running in the tournament.

Waiting for the other two matches to be held in the evening and in the (naturally Italian) night in Mexico with Pliskova who will play the qualification chances against the already eliminated Krejcikova and Garbine Muguruza who will instead try to stop the rise of Kontaveit.