Milan, Italy, 5 November 2019 | AAP

Australia’s Alex de Minaur has been confirmed as the top seed for the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals and will open his campaign against Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Tuesday in Milan.

De Minaur enters the tournament as the favourite after winning three ATP Tour titles and breaking into the Top 20 this season.

The 20-year-old will be hoping to go one better than last year’s tournament in Milan, where he lost in the final to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

American Frances Tiafoe is the No.2 seed at the 21-and-under event in Italy, while Ugo Humbert, Casper Ruud, Miomir Kecmanovic, Mikael Ymer, Davidovich Fokina and Italian wild card Jannik Sinner will also compete.