France Télèvisions and Radio France, in collaboration with their partners, have adapted cutting-edge technology to personalize their audience's experience. These entities are employing trackers to store and access personal data, including IP addresses, which enable them to measure content audience, tailor services, and display customized ads. Users are given the autonomy to consent to these trackers, reject them outrightly, or manage individual preferences.
Next Gen ATP Finals: A Launchpad for Young Talent
The Next Gen ATP Finals, staged in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is a vibrant arena showcasing the top eight players under 22 years old. Scheduled from November 28 to December 2, 2023, this tournament serves as a trampoline for young talent, thrusting them into the international spotlight. Despite the absence of top players Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune, and the withdrawals of Ben Shelton and Lorenzo Musetti, French players Arthur Fils and Luca Van Assche are participating, exhibiting their prowess on the court.
Unconventional Rules and Innovations
The tournament begins with a round-robin phase, followed by knockout semi-finals, but intriguingly, it does not award ATP points. It has unique rules such as shorter sets, the absence of line judges, no warm-up on the court, and a 90-second sit-down between sets. For 2023, further experiments include shorter times between services and real-time access to match data and videos for coaches.
Physical Skills Test: The 'Basecamp' Competition
Adding another layer of excitement to the tournament is the 'Basecamp' competition, testing the players' physical skills alongside the traditional tournament. The ATP and Tennis Data Innovations (TDI) will deliver unprecedented insights at the 2023 Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM using state-of-the-art tracking metrics to assess the physical capacity required to compete at the highest professional level of the sport.
The insights will focus on high-speed distance, game style, and physicality index rating, providing an in-depth analysis of the players' performance. Amid the flurry of fast-paced games, new rule changes, and innovations, the tournament is set to offer a unique perspective on modern tennis, not just as a sport, but as a spectacle of physicality, strategy, and endurance.