2018 Rolex Shanghai Masters draw ceremony was held on Saturday.
The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament takes place at Qi Zhong Tennis Center from October 7-14.
Fifty six players are taking part. Eight seeds (1-8) got BYE in the first round.
Novak, who won the event on three occasions (2012, 2013, 2015), is second seed. He’ll open quest for 32nd Masters title in the second round against world no. 42 Jeremy Chardy (FRA, H2H 11-0).
Djokovic’s possible opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Marco Cecchinato (ITA, 16), Hyeon Chung (KOR)
Quarter-finals: Kevin Anderson (RSA, 7), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 10)
Semi-finals: Alexander Zverev (GER, 4), Marin Cilic (CRO, 5), Kyle Edmund (GBR, 11), Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
Finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 1), Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, 3), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 6), Kei Nishikori (JNP, 8)
Last year, Novak did not play Shanghai due to elbow injury.