Shanghai Masters 2017: Here’s how Rafael Nadal’s draw is looking

The draw has been made for Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.

Rafael Nadal is top-seeded in Shanghai, where he reached the final in 2009 (l. to Davydenko). The left-hander will face either Jared Donaldson or Pablo Cuevas in the second round, as the top-eight seeds receive opening byes.

Our champ is joined by fourth seed Marin Cilic in the top half of the draw, with second seed Roger Federer projected to face off against third seed Alexander Zverev in the other semifinal.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: Bye
  • 2nd round: Pablo Cuevas
  • 3rd round: Fabio Fognini
  • Quarter-final: Grigor Dimitrov
  • Semi-final: Marin Cilic
  • Final: Roger Federer

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov
  • Marin Cilic vs Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Dominic Thiem vs  Alexander Zverev
  • David Goffin vs Roger Federer

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  1. Congratulations Rafa on another magnificent week 👏and another trophy🏆.You are going from strength💪 to strength and deserved your win today in more ways than one. Disappointed that the shine was taken off the final because of your opponent’s antics, but all credit to you for blocking it out and not allowing to ruin your game. Enjoy your win and good luck in Shanghai.
    Note to Nick – please bring on a coach to help you with basic manners and respectfulness.

  2. Well done Rafa for keeping your focus and taking when there is so much nonsense going on from Kyrgios. He’s pressed the reset button in the second set, so be careful!

  3. Rafa got the 1st set but the atmosphere has gone off for this final. Hopefully the standard of tennis wont be affected for the 2nd set

  4. Thought nick had sorted himself out but clearly he’s still finds himself in a bad place at times. Nick has just been given a point penalty. Not going to brighten his mood.

    • Hi Susie I have changed my opinion on him again, gets a bit to mutch after a while , if he wants to waste his talent ,I say let him . He should have played basketball , watching him in the lava cup he suits a team environment , I don’t think he can handle being out on the court by himself .

  5. I wish we could just get on with the match, instead of having time wasted with Nick’s nonsense, so disrespectful to Rafa and the umpire, always happens when he’s losing. For someone who says he doesn’t like the publicity that tennis brings, he certainly likes to draw the attention to himself on court .

  6. Pablo Cuevas[32], who was to be Rafa’s first-match opponent at Shanghai, was just ousted by Jared Donaldson[56].


  7. Brilliant to see mohammed as the umpire today. Love him – very fair and jolly and one of the best umpires. A good omen perhaps.

  8. Good luck today Rafa , you can do this . You deserve it, and even after all you have won and achieved I know you want this more than Nick. Go show him who is boss.

  9. It’s Rafa time! Coverage started on sky sports arena. Love the build up. Good luck our Champ against Nick. Vamos Rafa!

  10. big problem only fognini, cilic and federer. This will be a challenge to win sjanghai for the first time. No murray, djokovic or wawrinka. I rather have him win this tournament then beijing

  11. Rafa good luck tomorrow vamosssssssssssssssssss champ..remember this year is your 2017 love your fans 🎾🎾🎾🎾👍👍👍👍❤️🇺🇸🏆

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