The next generation players attending Milan have been announced with several major withdrawals, but there is plenty of future talent on display. The final eight looks like this:

Withdrew – Jannik Sinner (ITA) – world number nine

  • 20-years-old
  • Withdrew to focus on tour finals

Withdrew – Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) – world number 11

  • 21-years-old
  • Cannot compete next year

1 – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) – world number 35

  • 18-years-old
  • Quarterfinalist at US Open
  • Umag 250 title
  • Beaten Sinner, Berrettini, and Tsitsipas this season

2 – Sebastian Korda (USA) – world number 39

  • 21-years-old
  • Cannot compete next year
  • Quarterfinalist at Miami Masters
  • Parma 250 title
  • Beaten Schwartzman this season

Withdrew – Jenson Brooksby (USA) – world number 56

  • 21-years-old
  • Cannot compete next year
  • Withdrew with stomach problems

3 – Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) – world number 67

  • 19-years-old
  • 4th round at Roland Garros
  • Beaten Schwartzman this season

4 – Brandon Nakashima (USA) – world number 65

  • 20-years-old
  • Atlanta 250 and Los Cabos 250 Finalist

5 – Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) – world number 85

  • 19-years-old
  • Cordoba 250 title

6 – Sebastian Baez (ARG) – world number 111

  • 20-years-old

7 – Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (DEN) – world number 118

  • 18-years-old
  • Threatened to upset Djokovic at US Open before cramping

8 – Hugo Gaston (FRA) – world number 103

  • 21-years-old
  • Cannot compete next year
  • Quarterfinalist at Paris Masters (current)
  • Beaten Alacaraz

Carlos Alcaraz looks to be the strong favourite, but there’s always room for an upset, as Gaston proved recently at Paris. One or more of the players on this list may be the grand slam winners of the future. Milan will host the tournament on the ninth of November.

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