Shanghai Rolex Masters: Novak vs Thiem in R2

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2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters draw ceremony was held on Saturday.

The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event takes place at Qi Zhong Tennis Center (Oct 5-12).

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

Novak is a two-time defending champion and no.1 seed. The Serbian star will open quest for his 20th ATP World Tour Masters crown in the second round against world no.40 Dominik Thiem of Austria. It will be their first career meeting.

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

3rd round: Kevin Anderson (RSA, 16), Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Quarter-finals: David Ferrer (ESP, 5), Andy Murray (GBR, 11)
Semi-finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 3), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 7)
Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2), Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI, 4), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 6), Milos Raonic (CAN, 8)

Last year Novak clinched his second Shanghai Masters title, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in the final.

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