The Shanghai Masters is one of nine Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000-point tournaments. It is the only 1000-point tournament outside North America and Europe.
The annual hard court tournament has been played since 2009 and was named the ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year for five consecutive editions from 2009 to 2013. The tournament committee designed three trophies among which they finalized one trophy through online voting. The 2018 Shanghai Masters will be the 10th edition of the event.
The 2019 Shanghai Masters will be held from October 6 to October 13 at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre of Minhang District, Shanghai.
At 2017 Shanghai Masters, Roger Federer gave Rafael Nadal absolutely no chance in the final to capture his second Shanghai Masters titles. The Swiss took only 72 minutes to get past Nadal in 6-4,6-3 for his fifth successive victory over the Spaniard.
In the Men’s doubles, Henri Kontinen and John Peers spent only 69 minutes on the court before sealing the final against Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. The top seed defeated the second seed 6-4, 6-2 to lift the title.