Shanghai Rolex Masters

October 15th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

For one week a year, more than a thousand people come together to put on Asia’s greatest men’s tennis tournament. Other than the umpires, line judges, and ball boys and girls seen on court, an additional army of event staff, tournament organizers, sponsors, stringers, and volunteers work behind-the-scenes to help look after the 56 singles...

October 14th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

Tennis fans of today often feel blessed to be living in one of the greatest periods of the game with not one but three players who could be considered the GOAT when all is said and done - Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Throw Andy Murray into the mix and tennis’ Big Four have captured 99 of the last 124 Masters 1000 titles and 49...

October 13th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

With four majors, nine Masters 1000 events, and dozens of smaller tournaments scattered around the globe, it’s a challenge to stand out on the crowded tennis calendar. But for one glorious week in October, Shanghai fans, the city of Shanghai itself and tournament organizers all play a part in creating a tennis spectacular known as the Shanghai...

October 12th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

The Chinese men have made ripples at this year’s Shanghai Rolex Masters, Asia’s largest men’s professional tennis tournament. Familiar faces around the Qi Zhong Stadium include Chinese No.1 and 2, Zhang Ze and Wu Di as well as up-and-coming stars Wu Yibing and Zhang Zhizhen. With seven players in the Top 500, but none in the Top 100,...

October 11th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

For top seed Rafael Nadal, it’s looking a lot like 2013. Already with a tour-leading six titles in 2017, including the French and US Opens, the 31-year-old Spaniard is putting together his best season in years and hopes to add the Shanghai Rolex Masters to the tally for the first time. If he does he will the third player since 2012, joining...

October 10th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

Alexander “Sascha” Zverev has a lot of “youngest” titles: youngest to qualify for the year-ending ATP Finals since Juan Martin del Potro, youngest Top 5 player, youngest five-time champion in a season since Novak Djokovic in 2007. He’ll try to add to that list this week as the only active player outside of the Big Four, youngest or...

October 9th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

Ahead of his first match at the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters, Roger Federer announced his intentions to walk away with his second trophy from QiZhong Stadium. The 19-time winner of majors said that his focus was not on catching Rafael Nadal for the top spot but was “right here, right now on Shanghai. Nothing else”. Playing his first Tour...

October 7th, 2017 In Features 0 comments

A sizable crowd was on hand for Family Day at the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters, including a special joint event between the tournament and Shanghai Disney Resort. A medley of jazzed up versions of Disney theme songs as well as a mesmerizing display of moving clouds projected onto the magnolia-inspired roof of the Qi Zhong Stadium kept fans...

October 16th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

What a week I’ve had! It feels good winning the doubles and making my first quarter in a Masters in singles. I played nine matches this week in one tournament. In two weeks, I played 16 matches between Beijing and here. I’ve got a lot of tennis. But I like playing over here in China. I feel like I usually play well. Conditions are good....

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