The draw for the Shanghai Rolex Masters has been released and Rafael Nadal has a bye in the first round. In the second round our champ will play either Viktor Troicki or a qualifier.
Top seed Novak Djokovic is joined by fourth seed Rafa in the top half of the draw, with second seed Andy Murray projected to face off against third seed Stan Wawrinka in the other semifinal.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: Bye
- 2nd round: Viktor Troicki
- 3rd round: Roberto Bautista Agut
- Quarter-final: Marin Cilic
- Semi-final: Novak Djokovic
- Final: Andy Murray
- Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Berdych
- Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic
- Milos Raonic vs Stan Wawrinka
- Gael Monfils vs Andy Murray
Shanghai Masters tennis is live from Shanghai from 9 October.
All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa!