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 players and 48 doubles players who compete in the main draw.
Here are some of the numbers behind the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
13 – Rolex clocks in the player and media areas
18 – massage chairs available to the players (in addition to 4 masseurs and other tour physios)
35 – average number of rotisserie chickens eaten per day in the players’ lounge
37 – lowest racquet tension in lbs (Jack Sock and Adrian Mannarino)
40 – player nationalities at this year’s tournament
65 – Mercedes-Benz cars used to transport players and guests
66 – highest racquet tension in lbs (Karen Kachanov)
300 – pizzas ordered per day in the players’ lounge
616 – racquets strung throughout the tournament
3,318 – towels used
11,520 – balls used
15,060 – articles of clothing laundered
352,060 – prize money in USD won by the doubles champions
1,136,850 – prize money in USD won by the singles champion
7,655,640 – total prize money in USD