Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray Reunite In Shanghai; When Is The Draw & More
The Big Four – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray – reunite at the 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters. Djokovic, Federer and Murray have combined to win all but the first edition of this ATP Masters 1000 tournament, the final stop of the three-week Asian swing. Nadal, a two-time finalist, will be going for a record-extending 36th Masters 1000 title as he aims to increase his lead over Djokovic in the battle for year-end No. 1.
Daniil Medvedev reached back-to-back Masters 1000 finals in the lead to the US Open, finishing runner-up to Nadal in Montreal and triumphing in Cincinnati (d. Goffin), and looks to continue his impressive run in Shanghai. A few weeks ago at the St. Petersburg Open, Medvedev became just the fifth active player to reach five consecutive finals, joining the Big Four.
Nitto ATP Finals hopefuls will look to gain up to 1,000 ATP Race To London points in Shanghai. BNP Paribas Open champion Dominic Thiem, who would qualify should he reach the Beijing final this week, is currently fifth in the Race standings, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roberto Bautista Agut and Matteo Berrettini. Defending champion Alexander Zverev will look to gain ground with a strong finish in Asia.
Here’s all you need to know about the Shanghai tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 6-13 October 2019
Tournament Director: Michael A. Luevano
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 5 October at 10:30am
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: starts Saturday, 5 October at 12:00pm
* Main draw: Sunday at 12:00pm, Monday – Friday at 12:30pm and 6:30pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 13 October at 1:30pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 13 October not before 4:30pm
How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV
On my way to the Hai!
So excited to be coming back to Shanghai. Where should I visit this year🤔? Send me your ideas😉🇨🇳? pic.twitter.com/onjKXpy2ma
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 2, 2019
Venue: Qi Zhong Tennis Center
Main Court Seating: 13,880
Prize Money: US $7,473,620 (Total Financial Commitment: US $8,322,885)
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View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown
Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Novak Djokovic (4)
Most Titles, Doubles: Marcelo Melo (3)
Oldest Champion: Roger Federer, 36, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Andy Murray, 23, in 2010
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 8 Nikolay Davydenko in 2009
Most Match Wins: Novak Djokovic (32)
Singles:  Novak Djokovic (SRB) d  Borna Coric (CRO) 63 64 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d  Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) 64 62 Read & Watch
Did You Know… In its first five years, 2009-2013, the Rolex Shanghai Masters was named ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year, as voted by ATP players. Before the Rolex Shanghai Masters, Qi Zhong Stadium hosted the season finale, the Tennis Masters Cup, from 2005-08. David Nalbandian prevailed in five sets against Roger Federer in the 2005 final. The Swiss won the title the next two years, followed by Novak Djokovic.