Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Korda
November 13, 2021 4:00 pm EDT
The top two seeds Carlos Alcaraz (1) and Sebastian Korda (2) will contest the Final of the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals. The match will be played on Saturday November 13th, 2021 at 4:00pm EST.
What a match we have in store in the Final of the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals. The number one seed Carlos Alcaraz and number two Sebastian Korda will do battle with the biggest title in their careers at stake. Both men have backed their seedings up with some dominant performances and have reached the Final with an unbeaten record. Who will win and claim this huge title here in Milan?
Carlos Alcaraz is ranked #32 in the world and is the top seed here in Milan at the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals. The Spanish teenager has been incredible in 2021, winning his maiden ATP title and reaching the Quarter-Finals at the US Open. His huge game has only gotten bigger an bigger as the year went on, and his ultra-aggressive baseline style has been very effective on this quicker surface and the biggest improvement has been on his serve which is a major weapon now. He crushed Sebastian Baez in straight sets in the Semi-Finals and is the favorite to claim the title here in Milan.
Sebastian Korda like his opponent Carlos Alcaraz is unbeaten here at the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals. The tall American has enjoyed a breakout season on the ATP Tour and will be hoping to win his second career title here. His game is tailor made for this surface, with his serve being a major asset that he will be relying on to win points. He defeated the up and coming Brandon Nakashima in the Semi-Finals, holding his nerve when being in some trouble halfway through the match and he really has a mature head on his shoulders. He enters this match as the underdog but certainly has the game to be able to get the win here.
This is set to be a phenomenal match between the two best players in this event, and the pre-tournament favorites. Both men have shown their class this week and fully deserve to be here in the Final. Carlos Alcaraz has seemed invincible this week and it will take a major effort on the part of Sebastian Korda to get the win here. This is the Spaniard’s tournament to lose and I expect him to win here in dominant fashion. Korda is a fantastic player but Alcaraz is simply on another level right now, and I have him earmarked for a spot in the top 10 next season. Carlos Alcaraz will win this Final, becoming the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals champion.