Moment In Time: Nakashima Reflects On Next Gen ATP Finals Triumph

  • Posted: Sep 19, 2023

Moment In Time: Nakashima Reflects On Next Gen ATP Finals Triumph

American defeated Lehecka in the final

Brandon Nakashima returned to the Next Gen ATP Finals for the second time last November following a semi-final showing in his 2021 debut. His second appearance in Milan ended in glory, with the American winning all five of his matches to claim the 2022 title.

In this edition of ATP Uncovered’s Moment In Time series, Nakashima takes viewers behind the scenes and shares his thinking at various stages throughout the tournament — from his success in the group stage to the tension of the knockout rounds.

Nakashima met Jiri Lehecka twice in four days, having to face the Czech in the final after beating him in straight sets in round-robin play.

“A new experience for me, playing a player two times in the same tournament,” Nakashima said. “I tried not to think about the first match because I knew he was playing great matches as well and had a great semi-final too. So I knew he was going to go into the final with a lot of confidence.”

Nakashima relived the buildup to the title match and explained what was going through his mind during match point.

After lifting the trophy as an undefeated champion, Nakashima celebrated his title with his team. Check out the celebrations and a much closer look behind the scenes in the full feature below.

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