Shanghai Masters Draw, Schedule & Order of Play

The 2018 edition of the Shanghai Rolex Masters will be played from October 8 in Shanghai with Roger Federer kick-starting the competition as the defending champion. The Shanghai Rolex Masters draw and order of play on a daily basis will be updated below.

Shanghai Masters Order of Play for Friday, October 12:


Starts at 1:00 pm
[11] K. Edmund (GBR) v [4] A. Zverev (GER)
[7] K. Anderson (RSA) v [2] N. Djokovic (SRB)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[13] B. Coric (CRO) v M. Ebden (AUS)
[1] R. Federer (SUI) v [8] K. Nishikori (JPN)


Starts at 1:00 pm
[7] R. Klaasen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL) v [3] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA)
[8] I. Dodig (CRO) / N. Mektic (CRO) v [2] O. Marach (AUT) / M. Pavic (CRO)
[5] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) v [6] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA)

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are obviously in opposite halves of the draw and have first round byes but it gets tough for both them from there on.

Federer takes on the winner of Daniil Medvedev and wild-card entrant Zhang Ze in round two, before his first test could come in the third round in the form of Milos Raonic. If he gets past Raonic, one of three potential tough opponents could be waiting – Diego Schwartzman, Kei Nishikori or Sam Querrey – in the quarter-finals.

Juan Martin del Potro is in his half of the draw and is a potential semi-final opponent for him before he ends up facing Djokovic if both manage to reach there.

Roger Federer’s Potential Route to Shanghai Masters Final:

Round 1: Bye

Round 2: Medvedev or Zhang

Round 3: Raonic

Quarter-Final: Schwartzman or Nishikori or Querrey

Semi-Final: Del Potro

Final: Djokovic or Anderson

On the other hand, Djokovic, after that first round bye, will be up against either Jeremy Chardy or Maximilian Marterer. Things get slightly tougher for him when in the third round his opponent could be either a 16th seeded Marco Cecchinato or Hyeon Chung.

In the quarter-finals, Djokovic could face Kevin Anderson before a possible semi-final meeting with Alexander Zverev. In the final, Djokovic will be up against Federer or del Potro if they all get there.

Novak Djokovic’s Potential Route to Shanghai Masters Final:

Round 1: Bye

Round 2: Chardy or Marterer

Round 3: Cecchinato or Chung

Quarter-Final: Anderson

Semi-Final: Zverev

Final: Federer or Del Potro

Possible Round of 16 Matches for all Seeded Players

Roger Federer v Milos Raonic

Diego Schwartzman v Kei Nishikori

Juan Martin del Potro v Borna Coric

Jack Sock v Dominic Thiem

Marin Cilic v Kyle Edmund

Pablo Carreño Busta v Alexander Zverev

Kevin Anderson v Stefanos Tsitsipas

Novak Djokovic v Marco Cecchinato