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.
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
- Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov
- Marin Cilic vs Pablo Carreno Busta
- Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev
- David Goffin vs Roger Federer
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!