Shanghai Rolex Masters First Round Draw

Shanghai Rolex Masters

Defending champion Andy Murray enters the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters on a hot streak after claiming two titles in Asia and winning 21 out of his last 22 matches.

That one defeat Murray has suffered recently was to Rafael Nadal at the US Ope. Nadal will be the number 1 seed this week in China as Novak Djokovic continues to rest a back injury. Also missing from the field of tennis players is Roger Federer who canceled his Asian swing to rest ahead of a crucial European indoor season, where he has many points defend especially at the end of year championships.

That makes Murray number 2 seed this week, meaning we could see a repeat of the Nadal Murray final from Japan last week.

Murray and Nadal both have byes in the first round as do the other top 8 seeds. Murray’s opening match will either be against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil or Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov. Nadal will start his tennis campaign against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez or Somdev Devvarman.

Other top players playing this week include David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Nicolas Almagro and Gilles Simon who are all still looking to secure their place at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters – 1st Round – First Half
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
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Bye
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
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Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
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David Nalbandian (ARG)
Fabio Fognini (ITA)
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Florian Mayer (GER)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
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Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA)
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Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Ze Zhang (CHN)
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Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Bye
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[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
[3] David Ferrer (ESP)
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Bye
Milos Raonic (CAN)
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Michael Llodra (FRA)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
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Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
Zhe Li (CHN)
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Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Andy Roddick (USA)
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Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Marsel Ilhan (TUR)
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Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Stephane Bohli (SUI)
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Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Bye
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[7] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters – 1st Round – Second Half
[5] Mardy Fish (USA)
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Bye
Kevin Anderson (RSA)
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Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Albert Ramos (ESP)
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Marin Cilic (CRO)
Lukasz Kubot (POL)
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Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
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Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Ivan Dodig (CRO)
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Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Robin Haase (NED)
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Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Bye
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[4] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[8] Gilles Simon (FRA)
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Bye
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
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Albert Montanes (ESP)
Pablo Andujar (ESP)
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Matthew Ebden (AUS)
Ryan Harrison (USA)
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Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
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Juan Monaco (ARG)
Mao-Xin Gong (CHN)
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Donald Young (USA)
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
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Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Bye
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[2] Andy Murray (GBR)