February 26, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

The last of the round-of-128 matches will happen Thursday in Shanghai.

Which is Grand Slam like draw, without Grand Slam-like atmosphere or stakes.

So these expanded Masters 1000 tournaments are a pretty serious slog.

The tournament says it drew over 20,000 on the first day – a record. But the first day also had Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Stan Wawrinka and Fabio Fognini on the docket.

This second crew doesn’t have nearly as many familiar names.

Beyond the struggling Diego Schwartzman, who gets the night-session slot, there aren’t many household names.

(Beijing and Shanghai are 12 hours ahead of EDT; Astana is 10 hours ahead)

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Rolex Shanghai Masters
Location: Shanghai, China
Category: ATP 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Oct. 4 – 15, 2023
Prize money: $10,046,270
Draws: S96 – D24

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
Final results
Singles, first round

Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) def. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 46 63 64
[Q] Terence Atmane (FRA) def Jordan Thompson (AUS) 63 36 61
Gregoire Barrere (FRA) def Nuno Borges (POR) 62 62
Arthur Fils (FRA) def. Pavel Kotov (RUS) 61 64
Quentin Halys (FRA) def Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 76 (4) 36 62
[Q] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) def Laslo Djere (SRB) 76 (4) 75
[Q] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) def. Alexandre Muller (FRA) 67 (6) 63 62
Sebastian Ofner (AUT) def. Juan Pablo Varillas (PER) 76 (3) 76 (6)
[WC] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) def Luca Van Assche (FRA) 57 63 62
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) def. [Q] Philip Sekulic (AUS) 63 62
[Q] Chun-Hsin Tseng (TPE) def Alexander Shevchenko (RUS) 36 63 62
Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) def. Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 62 67 (2) 64
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) def. Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) 64 76 (7)
Yosuke Watanuki (JPN) def. [WC] Juncheng Shang (CHN) 76 (7) 46 64
J.J. Wolf (USA)
def. Pedro Cachin (ARG) 36 64 64
[Q] Beibit Zhukayev (KAZ) def. [Q] Stefano Napolitano (ITA) 75 75

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