After months of speculation, Saudi Arabia has been confirmed as host of the Next Gen ATP Finals.
The ATP were on the search for a new home after Milan had hosted five editions dating back to 2017. The annual year end exhibition tournament is for the best 21 and under players of the season.
The city of Jeddah will welcome the best young talent from 2023-2027. The tournament will take place over five days at the King Abdullah Sports City on indoor hard court from 28 November-2 December 2023, with a record US $2 million prize money on offer. Normally it has been played in the week leading in to the ATP Finals, but it will now be the final week of the season after the ATP and Davis Cup Finals.
Jeddah’s successful bid makes history, with the Next Gen ATP Finals to be the first ATP event to take place in Saudi Arabia. It builds on a more than 30-year presence in the Middle East for the ATP Tour.
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said: "The ATP Tour is truly global and exploring new markets is central to growing the game. Bringing the Next Gen ATP Finals to Jeddah is our chance to inspire new fans, in a region with a vast young population, and unite audiences around tennis."