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Wearable tech to debut at Next Gen ATP Finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas on his way to victory over Alex de Minaur in the final of the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals (by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Association of Tennis Professionals has furthered the positioning of its Next Gen Finals as a test bed for innovation, by announcing that players at this year’s tournament will be able to use wearable technology in competition.

The announcement marks a first for the men’s ATP Tour, with this year’s Finals to be held from November 5-9 at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy. The ATP said the data collected will allow players and coaches at the 21-and-under event to quantify the demands of the competition, better understand athlete loading and make key performance decisions that are supported with objective data.

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