Looking to watch the 2021 Shanghai Masters live streaming online or searching for the TV channels on which this tournament can be watched? We have all your options and you can find them below. (of course we are talking about the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament and not the snooker one which also goes by the same name!)
The Shanghai Masters tennis competition is the eighth of nine Masters tournaments played each year in October. The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in the Minhang District of Shanghai host the event making it the only tennis Masters tournament that is not played in either Europe or America.
Played for the first time in 2009, Djokovic has won this competition four times as of 2018 since his first triumph in 2012. Andy Murray and Roger Federer are two-time winners at the Shanghai Masters as well. Rafael Nadal has been to the final twice but lost both times.
The 2021 edition of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, which is a part of the ATP Masters series, can be played in the second week of October of the year and it can be watched live online. The 2020 edition was expected to be the 11th season of the Shanghai Masters before it was cancelled and postponed to 2021, and this season’s prize money for the entire tournament will be more than $US 7 million.
The tournament will be played at Qi Zhong, on a hard court surface called Deco-Turf.
Daniil Medvedev will start off as the defending champion but it will be interesting to see if he can maintain some of the form he showed towards the latter end of the previous season. Some of the others in action could be Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer while Andy Murray could make a return to this competition as well.
2021 Shanghai Masters Schedule & Dates
We are still to get the confirmed dates for the 2021 Shanghai Masters.
The 2020 edition of the Shanghai Masters tennis was to begin on October 11 and go on till October 19 when the men’s singles final was to be played. The qualifying rounds were to be played before that leading up to the round one of the singles draw.
The tournament in 2020 got cancelled because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Here’s the proposed schedule for the 2020 edition:
- The qualifying rounds will begin on Saturday, October 9 (12:00 noon local)
- The main draw begins on Sunday, October 11 (12:00 noon local), Monday to Friday (12:00 noon local & 6.30 pm local), Saturday (1:30 pm and 8:00 pm local)
- Doubles final on Sunday, October 19 (1:30 pm local)
- Singles final on Sunday, October 19 (not before 4:30 pm)
All these timings are based on what happened in the 2019 edition and are subject to change closer to the start of the 2020 tournament.
2021 Shanghai Masters Draw Information
The Shanghai Masters Draw for 2021 will be released a day before the start of the main draw of the tournament and will be updated here along with the top players’ projected path to the final.
What is Djokovic’s Projected Path to the Shanghai Masters 2021 Final?
What is Federer’s Projected Path to the Shanghai Masters 2021 Final?
Potential Shanghai Masters 2021 Quarter-Final Line-up
Player List for the 2021 Shanghai Masters
A total of 56 singles players qualify for the main draw of the tournament with the top eight seeds getting first round byes.
The remaining 48 players feature in the opening round and of those 24 qualify for the second round and are joined by the eight who had got the byes. Four players are awarded wild cards and seven others make it through to the main draw through the qualifiers. 24 doubles pairs make the main draw too.
More information on which players will take part in the 2021 edition of the Rolex Shanghai Masters will be released below as we get towards the second half of the tennis season. Find below which players are participated in the 2019 Shanghai Masters (with the tournament not having been held in 2020).
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Karen Khachanov, Roberto Bautista Agut, Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils, Matteo Berrettini, Borna Coric, David Goffin, Diego Schwartzman, Nikoloz Basilashvili, John Isner
What happened at the 2020 Shanghai Masters?
The 2020 edition of the Shanghai Masters wasn’t held because of the pandemic.
Daniil Medvedev proved to be a much-deserved winner of the 2019 Shanghai Masters after he defeated Alexander Zverev in the final in straight sets to lift the title. Interestingly, for the first time in 20 years all four semifinalists at a Masters competition were aged less than 24.
Both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer looked like they were on the path to feature in the final of the 2019 Shanghai Masters but went down in the quarterfinals. Top seeded Djokovic blew a set lead to go down to Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets while Federer was beaten by another Next Gen star, Alexander Zverev.
Medvedev, however, got the better of Tsitsipas in the semifinal, having earlier romped past Fabio Fognini, while Zverev brushed aside Matteo Berrettini. Berrettini would later go on to qualify for his first ever year-ending ATP Finals.
This was after Novak Djokovic won the 2018 Shanghai Masters edition by beating Borna Coric in the final of the competition. This was after Coric upset the 2017 champion Roger Federer in one semi-final and Djokovic was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Alexander Zverev in the other.
Among other players to make it as far as the quarter-finals were Kevin Anderson, Kyle Edmund, Matthew Ebden and Kei Nishikori. Neither of these players managed to win even a set in their quarter-final matches. Third seeded Juan Martin del Potro retired in the third round of the tournament with a knee issue, while Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem were both second round losers.
In the 2017 edition of the tournament, defending champion Andy Murray did not participate in the competition because of a hip injury issue, while Novak Djokovic had been struggling throughout the season with his own fitness concerns and missed out.
As it turned out, the top two seeds, the two legends of tennis, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, also the top two seeds in the competition made it to the final. Federer, seeded second, demolished Nadal in straight sets to win the title.
Both players, Nadal and Federer were tested just once apiece in the Shanghai Masters in the lead-up to the title-decider. Nadal was stretched to three sets by Grigor Dimitrov while Juan Martin del Potro won the first set in his semi-final against Federer before going down in three.
Nick Kyrgios, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Jack Sock were three seeded players who were knocked out in the first round while Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta, David Goffin, Kevin Anderson and Lucas Pouille were all shown the door in round two.
Previous Rolex Shanghai Masters Tennis Winners
2020: Not Held
2019: Daniil Medvedev
2018: Novak Djokovic
2017: Roger Federer
2016: Andy Murray
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Roger Federer
2013: Novak Djokovic
2012: Novak Djokovic
2011: Andy Murray
2010: Andy Murray
Catch all these players when you watch the Shanghai Masters live streaming using any one of the methods used below.
How to Watch 2021 Shanghai Masters Live Streaming
You can catch all the action from Shanghai Masters live from bookmaker websites like William Hill, Betfair, Betway and Unibet, all of whom live stream the Shanghai Rolex Masters among other tennis tournaments from around the world. What you must have is a funded account with either of them and if there’s no geo-restriction applicable in your country, you would be able to live stream this tournament.
To do so, simply login to your account and choose the ‘Live Streaming’ option. If you don’t have an account, make one! It takes almost no time and the process is simple and convenient.
Once you have made an account, deposit $10 in you account, which can used to place a wager on tennis or any other event of your choice.
After the deposit, choose the live streaming option and select any of the event you wish to see live. Here’s more.
You can catch all the tennis action in 2021 Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis, including its live streaming with bet365.com. If you already have an account with them, log in to bet365.com or create a new account and deposit a small, token amount of $10 into your account.
Here’s how you can watch the Shanghai Rolex Masters live streaming tennis online explained in four short steps.
- Go to www.bet365.com & either register with them or log in to you account
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the Shanghai Rolex Masters live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
Bet365 requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.
This is geo-restricted, but if you have any other problems accessing the Shanghai Rolex Masters live stream, kindly let us know in the comments section below.
Watch Shanghai Masters live streaming with Unibet
One of the other bookmakers that shows the live streaming of the Shanghai Masters live online is Unibet. Unibet, much like bet365 allows the live streams of multiple sports streams including tennis and all you need to do is register with them, make a small deposit to your Unibet account and start watching the live streaming. Geo-restrictions apply.
2021 Shanghai Rolex Masters Live on Amazon Prime?
You can also watch the Shanghai Masters live streaming in the UK by signing up with Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime has the UK live streaming rights to the Shanghai Masters and you can watch it live by subscribing to a free, 30-day trial if you haven’t done it already.
You can cancel the free trial at any time during this first 30-day period and you wouldn’t be charged for it. Following the 30-day free trial period in which you can watch the Shanghai Masters live, you will be charged £7.99/month.
Watch 2021 Shanghai Rolex Masters on TV in Different Countries
|Country||Where to Watch Shanghai Masters on TV?|
|Countries in the Middle East (i.e. Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine including Gaza strip, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan & Tunisisa)||beIN Sports|
|France, DOM-TOM, Monaco, Mauritiu, Andorra, French speaking Switzerland, Luxembourg||beIN Sports|
|French speaking African Territories (i.e. Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Togo, Ivory Coast, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Rwanda & Senegal||beIN Sports|
|United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands||BSkyB|
|Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland||C More (Canal+ Nordics)|
|Hungary, Romania||Digi Sport|
|Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia||IKO (Sport Klub)|
|Germany, Austria & Switzerland||Sky Deutschland|
|Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Canton Ticino (non exclusive)||Sky Italia|
|Czech Republic, Slovakia||Tolano|
|China||CCTV, iQIYI, MTG|
|Japan||Gaora Sports Channel|
|Hong Kong||Now TV (PCCW)|
|China (Shanghai city only)||SGS|
|India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka||Sony ESPN India|
|Mexico, Central America, South America, Ascension Island Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Palau, Cook Islands, Tonga & Micronesia||ESPN International|
|Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroom, Cap Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guniea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Socotra, St. Helena & Ascension, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and South Africa||Supersport|
The above table is based on how you could watch the Shanghai Masters live on TV in 2020. This is subject to change based on the latest broadcasting deals that TV channels in different countries to telecast the Masters events in those regions.
For fans in Middle East, you can tune in to Al-Jazeera Sports Channel for the all the exciting action. BSkyB is the official broadcast partner in United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and surrounding region.
In the entire Africa, tournament will be streamed live by Supersport. In China, CCTV5 is the broadcast partner, while for Shanghai region, fans need to tune in to SGS Channel.
Across Europe, channels like Canal+ (Sport+), C More, Nova Sport, Digi Sport IKO Sport and Sport1 are official broadcast partners.
In regions such as South America, Latin America, Central America along with Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, ESPN International will be streaming the action from Shanghai Masters live.
In the Indian sub-continent, Ten Sports is the official broadcast partner, while in Japan, Gaora Sports Channel is where the fans need to tune in.
In USA, Tennis Channel is where the matches from Shanghai Masters can be watched live.
Listen to Shanghai Masters 2021 on Radio
The live broadcast of the Shanghai Masters on radio can be found with the ATP Tennis Radio. The radio commentary of the Rolex Shanghai Masters along with expert analysis, interviews, features and press conferences will all be live on a ball to ball basis with Tennis Radio, and you can hear it live from 30 minutes before the opening match kicks off every day.