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Your Shanghai ATP Masters Tennis guide

We present everything you need to know about the 2015 ATP World Tour Masters 1000, taking place until Sunday 18 October.

What Previously home to the World ATP Finals - the season-end competition where the world's top eight players battle it out for the title of best of the best - Shanghai's tennis tournament changed to become the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in 2009, when the Finals were moved to London. The Shanghai Rolex Masters is now one of nine of the most prestigious and high awarding tournaments on the tennis calendar with the winning player gaining 1,000 ranking points.

Who's coming It’s a star-studded field, or should we say court, this year. Defending champ Roger Federer will return, in the same half of the draw as his rival of old, Rafael Nadal. There’s no missing UK favourite Andy Murray, who has been photographed getting into the spirit of Shanghai by learning how to make xiaolongbao and hanging out on The Bund, while Novak Djokovic finds himself in the company of Tomas Berdych, Gilles Simon and Bernard Tomic.


Prize money 4.78 million USD is shared between the singles and doubles competitors.

Schedule

Tuesday 13-Thursday 15: Round matches (starting at 1.30pm)

Thursday 15-Friday 16: Quarter finals (starting at 1.30pm)
Friday 16-Saturday 17: Semi finals (doubles semi final to start at 1pm, first singles semi final to start after 4.30pm, second starts after 8pm)
Sunday 18: Finals (doubles final starts at 1pm, singles final to start after 4.30pm)

Cost Until Friday, ground passes cost 30RMB and Number 2 Court seats are 120RMB. Centre Court tickets range from 160RMB-1,580RMB depending on the class of ticket and stage of play – tickets get more expensive later in the tournament reaching upwards of 780RMB for the final. Series tickets are also available from 2,000RMB (standard seats) to 4,500RMB (A+ Grade seats), which give you entry to all courts for every day of the tournament.

Tickets Call the booking hotline on 962123; or buy them online at en.damai.cn/event/tickets_84093. For more information visit www.atpworldtour.com/en


Venue Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Centre

How to get there Take the metro to the Zhuanqiao stop on line 5 where shuttle buses (2RMB) will run from opposite the station to the tennis centre and back between 11am-7pm. Last buses back to the metro return up to 45 minutes after the last match. Alternatively, a downtown shuttle bus will run from gate 2 of Shanghai Stadium metro station (Caoxi Bei Lu) between 11am-7pm priced at 10RMB.


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