Shanghai Rolex Masters Tournaments will be held 07 to 15 Oct 2017 in Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Rolex Masters Tournaments is one of the world’s biggest tennis tournaments and the only such tournament to be staged outside North America and Europe. The Shanghai Rolex Masters is one of only nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in the world and is the culmination and feature event of the Asian Swing. The Shanghai Rolex Masters was named ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year from 2009 to 2013 for five consecutive years. A total of 99 matches will be played—55 in singles, 23 in doubles and 21 in qualifying. Among the contestants’ names, infamous players like Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic can be seen. Apart from the tournament, Shanghai, a vigorous and energetic international metropolis, welcomes people from all over the world to enjoy its special atmosphere. This modern metropolis with its rich heritage of ancient Chinese culture has much to see and do. Shanghai Rolex Masters Tournaments is an event and I like events...
Total prize money for the Shanghai Rolex Masters is $4,195,895 USD. The event is held from 8 to 16 October 2017.
The stunning trophies were designed and created by world famous Royal Selangor Pewter. Three trophies were designed and it went to a public vote via the tournament website to determine the trophy that would be presented. The trophy signifies the roof over Qi Zhong Stadium which is known as the Magnolia Roof. It is a perpetual trophy with the new champions receiving a replica trophy.
In addition to the wonderful Royal Selangor Pewter trophies and the prize money, the players also play for vital points for their world ranking. As the Shanghai Rolex Masters is an ATP Masters 1000 event, it means that the winner will earn 1000 ranking points however points start from the first round—a player losing in the singles first round still earns 10 points.
The Hawk-Eye System is used on the center court. Shanghai was the first city in Asia to use the system. During a set a player receives three incorrect challenges, if a player gets a challenge wrong their number of challenges drops by one until the challenges run out. If the set goes to a tie-break the players receive an additional challenge. A challenge is shown on giant screens atop of center court and everyone can track the trajectory of the ball and where it lands.