Updated: December 2019

The 2018 Shanghai Masters ATP Tour

8 October 2018


The Shanghai Masters is one of the leading men’s tournaments and is played on outdoor hard courts, and held each year over 8 days in the early part of October at the stunning Qi zhong Forest Sports City Arena in the Minhang District of Shanghai.

This is one of the top tournaments in the ATP calendar and has been won by many big names including:

Andy Murray – 3 time winner
Novak Djokovic – 3 time winner
Roger Federer – 2 time winner

The tournament has both a singles and doubles event across the eight days and it brings together the very best players in the world.


The Shanghai Masters competition tournament format

Matches in the singles and doubles main draws are played over eight days, from one Sunday to the next. This years tournament is being held from the 6th – 14th October

The singles and doubles draws are determined by selecting the eight seeds in both the singles and doubles competition and these are based on the ATP world rankings that are current one week before the tournament. This does not necessarily mean that you have a seed in form as the rankings could be from earlier in the year.

The singles are played as best of three and the doubles uses a unique scoring structure in that it is two sets and match tie break if the match ends at one set each.


The Shanghai Masters Venue

The Qizhong Arena

The site was built to become the largest tennis venue in Asia and originally featured a 15,000-seater stadium featuring a retractable roof of eight steel panels representing Shanghai’s city flower, the magnolia. As the tournament has expanded so has the vemue with the Arena’s Grand Stand Court 1 now being supplements and expanded with several new stadiums and courts including a Grand Stand Court 2, with a seating capacity of 5,000 spectators, and a Grand Stand Court 3, with a seating capacity of 3,000 spectators.


History of The Shanghai Masters

The Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 was developed to aid the development of Tennis as a key sport in China and since the start of the vent in 2009 we have gradually seen more players, not just from China, but from Asia as a whole joining the ranks of professional tennis bookmakers and players and this trend looks certain to continue.


The Shanghai Masters Live

The draw, match schedule and live coverage can be found here


The Shanghai Masters – Betting Analysis and Tips

With the way the draw has turned it looks likely that one of the quarter finals will be played out between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson and it is the South African that looks great value at 20/1 EW with two places being paid by the bookmakers and this being available with Sporting Bet only.

Until the early rounds are out of the way then the main set of odds will not be posted so it may be better to look at the draw once we get down to the last 16 when we will see a whole range of markets available on the tournament.

As the tournament runs through the next week then please come back and visit the site as we give updates on the news and further betting analysis as we get closer to crowning the winners of the singles and doubles competitions at the 2018 Shanghai Masters.