Rolex Shanghai Masters

October 13th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

This week at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, there were close to 300 credentialed members of Chinese and international press on-site to cover the action. Many of these know the players intimately, following them around the globe week in and week out. Ahead of the finals, we caught up with some of these road warriors to see what Shanghai storylines...

October 12th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

As Asia’s only ATP Masters 1000, the Rolex Shanghai Masters is the largest men's professional tennis tournament on the continent. It transforms Qizhong Stadium into a busy city for one week a year with a veritable army of personnel to look after the players, tournament operations, and media coverage. We present the 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters...

October 11th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

What a difference a year makes. Ahead of last year’s Rolex Shanghai Masters, Daniil Medvedev was ranked World No. 32. While he had had a career-best year up to that point, taking titles in Sydney, Winston-Salem, and Tokyo, the Shanghai crowd barely knew who the lanky Russian was, having lost in the first round in 2017 and to Roger Federer in the...

October 10th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

To be the best in the world at what you do is oftentimes subjective, but not in tennis. Tennis rankings are a straightforward accumulation of points over the previous 52 weeks. Do better than you did the same week last year and add to your points tally. Fall in the opening round at a tournament where you’re defending champion and prepare for a...

October 9th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

Tennis fans are blessed to be living in a Golden Age of Tennis where not one, but three players will likely end up having legitimate claims on being the Greatest Ever The GOAT. Combined, the “Big 3”, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, have dominated the tennis landscape, with a stranglehold on the sport’s biggest...

October 8th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

Almost as much as the iconic Qizhong Stadium and the riverside Bund, Alex Grabowsky is one of the most recognizable features of the Rolex Shanghai Masters, at least to the players. Heading up transportation in Shanghai for the last 15 years, stretching back to the days of the Tennis Masters Cup, Alex is responsible for making sure everyone is...

October 7th, 2019 In Features 0 comments

A Top 100 ATP player typically plays anywhere between 20-30 tournaments a year, jetting between cities, countries, and continents. A huge part of the challenge is managing life off the court and trying to keep to a routine when it comes to the basics of sleeping, eating, and relaxing. Enter Player Services, a department at the Rolex Shanghai...

October 14th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

On the final day of the 10th edition of the Rolex Shanghai Masters, the numbers tell the tale of Asia’s greatest men’s tennis tournament. 1 - gluten-free cauliflower-based pizza requested in the Players' Restaurant 3 - player birthdays celebrated (Nicolas Jarry, Yibing Wu, Sam Querrey) 15 - Ogawa massage chairs in Players’ Lounge 20 -...

October 13th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

While the original expression refers to unsuspecting civilians getting shipped off to distant destinations as unwilling sailors, the world’s top tennis players of today would love to “get Shanghaied” if it means hoisting aloft the coveted trophy at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. The penultimate Masters 1000 event of the year and the only one...

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