The Key Things To Watch In Shanghai
An executive summary of what every fan should know about the coming week on the ATP Tour
The ATP Tour moves to Shanghai for the eighth ATP Masters 1000 event of the year and the conclusion of the three-week Asian Swing. The Rolex Shanghai Masters provides players with the chance to earn up to 1,000 ATP Rankings points, which could prove crucial in the ATP Race To London and ATP Race To Milan.
Shanghai Talking Points
17 of the Top 20 players in the ATP Rankings will compete at the 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters. The last nine Shanghai titles have been won by three players – top seed Novak Djokovic, second seed Roger Federer and wild card Andy Murray – who are all in the main draw.
World No. 1 and Tokyo champion Djokovic has a 32-4 win-loss record at the event and seeks a 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, which would put him just one title behind Rafael Nadal in the all-time ATP Masters 1000 trophy standings.
Four of the five 2019 match-win leaders feature at the ATP Masters 1000 event:
2019 Match Win Leaders
*Tsitsipas features in the China Open final on Sunday
Six of the Top seven players in the ATP Race to Milan are in the Shanghai main draw: Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 1), Felix Auger-Aliassime (No. 2), Alex de Minaur (No. 3), Denis Shapovalov (No. 4), Frances Tiafoe (No. 5) and Miomir Kecmanovic (No. 7). Tsitsipas has already qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals and is also currently in sixth place in the ATP Race to London, which determines the eight qualifiers for the Nitto ATP Finals.