Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 10/19/14
By Ian Horne, editor of Shanghai-Masters-Live.com and Live-Tennis After the US Open, the next major event of the 2012 season will be the Shanghai Rolex Masters. This competition has made its mark as a standout event and the second to last Masters 1000 series tournament on the ATP calendar. Sure, it might not boast the kind of history that many of the European and North American events can lay claim to, but entering its fourth year the Shanghai Rolex Masters can be described as a very significant competition. It’s even been voted Masters 1000 series Tournament of the Year for three years running. The Qi Zhong Tennis Centre provides a superb location for this tournament, though it’s not the venue that’s going to make this year’s edition of the event so special. The real big draw here is the participation of the best players that the ATP has to offer, providing the prospect of watching Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray battle it out for the title. Here’s a q...
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