Nakashima Wins Next Gen ATP Finals Title

Brandon Nakashima (photo: Giampiero Sposito)

MILAN/STARNBERG, November 13, 2022

Brandon Nakashima clinched the title of the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. The 21-year-old US-American defeated Jiri Lehecka from the Czech Republic 4-3(5), 4-3(6), 4-2 in Saturday’s title match to emerge as an undefeated tournament champion.

Nakashima struck 11 aces and won 85 per cent of his first-service points to secure victory in one hour and 19 minutes.

“I am super happy right now,” Nakashima said. “It was a great tournament, this whole week. This final was another tough match. Just a few points that could have gone either way. I am happy with my level today. It is a good way to finish off the year.

“It was a final, so there are going to be some pressure moments. There were some nerves at the beginning, but I am happy I was able to turn it around quickly and close it out at the end.”