Rolex Shanghai Masters

October 12th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

Shanghai is known for its many exclusive hot spots, including the private “KEE Shanghai” members club set in a 1920’s villa, and the 10-seat, sensory-enhanced restaurant “Ultraviolet” which is typically booked out 90 days in advance. However, the city’s hardest restaurant to get into may actually be the Masters Club at the Rolex...

October 11th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

Perched high above Qizhong Stadium’s Center Court are two inconspicuous rooms that house the Hawk-Eye system, providing the ultimate in conflict resolution. Since its introduction in 2005 for tennis, Hawk-Eye has practically ended the era of epic player and umpire confrontations over close line calls. While a few till try, it’s nevertheless...

October 10th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

Ahead of opening up his defense of his Rolex Shanghai Masters title, Roger Federer opened up about expectations and his season so far. Federer is focused on staying healthy and playing well. Some may question their physical or mental freshness late in the season, Federer has tended to shine during this final part of the year, having won 22 of...

October 9th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

In addition to the three Chinese wild cards in the main draw, home fans at the Rolex Shanghai Masters have found a new hero to cheer for, Chinese-American Mackenzie McDonald. Known as “Mackie” to his friends, Chinese fans have come to call the 23-year-old “McDonald Bro”, a nod to their shared ethnic heritage as well as the popular fast...

October 8th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

As the Rolex Shanghai Masters got under way, players spoke about the challenges of joining a very elite club of RSM champions. In the past eight editions, the winner’s circle contains only three names: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Some of the top players shared their thoughts on how they’re putting themselves into the best...

October 7th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

Don’t look now, but world No. 7 Dominic Thiem is putting together a career best year. While the 25-year-old has always excelled on clay, making his first major final at this year’s French Open, as well as his second Masters 1000 final in Madrid, it’s Thiem’s improved play on hard courts which have been especially encouraging. In one of...

October 6th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

by James Pham On the final weekend of China’s National Day Golden Week, it was appropriate that Shanghai’s Qi Zhong Stadium was awash in red. However, the sea of red came courtesy of the throngs of Federer fans decked out in shirts and hats featuring the Swiss maestro on Federer Fan Day presented by Mercedes-Benz. The afternoon began...

October 6th, 2018 In Features 0 comments

by James Pham With the year’s final Grand Slam now in the record books, the world’s top players once again converge at the historic 10th edition of the Rolex Shanghai Masters. With the top rankings at stake, berths at the year-ending ATP Finals still up for grabs, and players looking to join a very short list of RSM champions, here are some...

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...

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