Shanghai Rolex Masters

October 11th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Ni hao, everyone! This is the first time I’ve spent three weeks in China. I always like seeing new cultures and experiencing different people, different mentalities, different foods. My favorite ever is sweet and sour whatever –pork, fish or chicken – with just white rice. And obviously the dumplings are just incredible, especially the...

October 11th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

In his very young career, 18-year-old American Taylor Fritz has scored a lot of “firsts” and “youngest” tags: first American male in a decade to sit atop the world junior rankings, youngest American to win a Challenger-level event since 2007 (saving 34 of 37 break points on the way), to name just a couple. Born to professional tennis...

October 10th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Call it the Summer of Andy. No one in tennis has had a better stretch than Andy Murray since reaching the French Open final, racking up titles at Queen’s, Wimbledon, the Olympics and last week in Beijing. As if that weren’t enough, after travelling from Beijing by train, he went straight to Center Court at the Shanghai Rolex Masters for a...

October 10th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Rafael Nadal arrived at the Shanghai Rolex Masters via China’s “scenic route” travelling by train the evening before from Beijing where he took the doubles title with partner Pablo Carreno Busta. After three hours on the practice court, Nadal said he was satisfied with the current state of his game, having come back from a wrist injury...

October 10th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Fans at the Shanghai Rolex Masters are in for the ultimate tennis experience! In addition to watching world-class tennis in the 14,000+ seat Center Court with its striking eight “petal” retractable roof making it one of the most recognizable tennis stadiums anywhere, fans can see all the big-name players on two more show courts seating an...

October 9th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

One does not see it happen too often in world tennis where the biggest names engage in practice sessions against one another. The sport is so competitive that players don’t want to let any strategies slip out. There were certainly no such concerns on show as the world No. 1 and Shanghai Rolex Masters titleholder Novak Djokovic and world No. 3...

October 9th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Nothing is more important to a tennis player than his racquet. And while players don’t often change racquets, they do experiment with strings for that elusive “perfect feel”. “Everyone wants the next competitive edge,” says Mark Maslowski, Yonex International Stringing Supervisor. “They’ll play around with the tension, with their...

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