The Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM features a number of on-court and off-court innovations to enhance entertainment for fans on site and fans watching online and on TV. For full details click Here
Scoring & Play
To enhance drama and excitement, all matches are best of five sets, first to four games, with a tie-break at three games all. Matches are fast-paced with sudden-death points at deuce. There will be no on-court warm-up and a maximum of eight seconds will be introduced between first and second serves. This also applies after a let on first or second serve. As in previous editions, time between points will be reduced from 25 to 15 seconds if the previous point includes fewer than three shots.
The tournament features non-stop on-site entertainment, including cutting-edge match production. Fans can move freely around the stadium during play and players compete on a court lined only for singles.
Electronic Line Calling
The Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM uses electronic line calling with "Hawk-Eye Live". Its world debut happened at the 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM. The umpired chair will be lower to reduce visual obstruction for fans in the arena.
A new Physicality Index, developed by Tennis Data Innovations, will capture physical exertion through player and ball-tracking technology. Existing TDI insights such as Shot Quality will be leveraged in stadium for the first time. Using Wearables, players will also be able to track and visualise biometric data during matches via wearable devices – providing a comprehensive overview of their physical performance and stress responses. A new pre-event off-court competition, Basecamp, will measure the skills and physicality of players through a series of tests, creating new ways for fans to analyse the game's rising stars.
Players can communicate with their coaches. In-match analytics is the newly launched Tennis IQ platform that will be available to coaches sitting courtside along with data-tagged video footage, with match data updated in real time and visualised in stadium.