Novak leads Shanghai Rolex Masters field

Novak spreman za Šangaj, poznati parovi glavnog žreba

Shanghai Rolex Masters draw ceremony has been held on Saturday. World no.1 headlines the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, taking place at Qi Zhong Tennis Center from October 9-16.

Fifty six players are taking part. Eight seeds (1-8) got BYE in the first round.

Novak, who won the tournament on three occasions (2012, 2013, 2015), is a top seed. He’ll open quest for 31st Masters title in the second round against world no.43, Italian Fabio Fognini (7-0 H2H record).

Djokovic’s possible opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:

3rd round: Richard Gasquet (FRA, 14), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Quarter-finals: Tomas Berdych (CZE, 7), Nick Kyrgios (AUS, 12)
Semi-finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 4), Marin Cilic (CRO, 8), Jo-Wilfried-Tsonga (FRA, 9)
Finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 2), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 3), Milos Raonic (CAN, 5), Gael Monfils (FRA, 6)

Last year, Novak defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-4 in the final.

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