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Shanghai Tuesday Preview: Monaco, Isner, Raonic, Hewitt Headline Stadium Play

Isner© Getty ImagesJohn Isner makes his first main draw appearance since the US Open.

• The first round wraps up and the second round begins Tuesday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, with two of the Top 8 seeds in action on Stadium court at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Overall, there are seven seeds on the schedule. All seven are battling for one of the remaining four spots in the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nov. 5-12.

• First on Stadium is No. 8 seed John Isner against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, a second round match after Isner received a first round bye (and Anderson beat Jarkko Nieminen in the first round). Isner and Anderson are tied 3-3 in their head-to-head series on the ATP World Tour but their rivalry goes back to college when they played at Univ. of Georgia and Illinois, respectively. Isner won both college meetings in 2006-07. Anderson has won their last two meetings in straight sets, maybe his biggest advantage being in the most critical moments - in their last two matches combined, Anderson is 2/4 on break points while Isner is 0/4. Isner is No. 14 in the Race to London points standings.

• Next on Stadium is No. 12 seed Milos Raonic against Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic in a first round match. This is a first-time meeting. Raonic is coming off his fourth ATP World Tour final of the year at the 500-level event in Tokyo where he posted back-to-back Top 10 wins over No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic and No. 3 Andy Murray before losing to local star Kei Nishikori in three sets. The 21-year-old Canadian is ranked a career-high No. 14 and he’s the youngest player in the Top 20. He is trying to make a late season run and earn a berth in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. He is No. 13 in the race. Matosevic reached his first ATP World Tour final in Delray Beach in March and he’s climbed from No. 201 at the end of last year to No. 60 this week.

• Next up is the Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek against Australian wild card Lleyton Hewitt. This all-veteran first round battle has some history behind it, with Hewitt holding a 3-0 head-to-head lead. Their previous meetings came in Grand Slam tournaments. The No. 105-ranked Hewitt, a two-time year-end No. 1 in 2001-02, came away with one of his biggest career triumphs in Shanghai, winning the Tennis Masters Cup back in 2002 (now known as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals). Hewitt’s best result this season was a runner-up in Newport in July (l. to Isner) while Stepanek was a semi-finalist in Memphis.

• Last up is No. 7 seed Juan Monaco against Spain’s Fernando Verdasco, a former World No. 7, in another second round match (Monaco received a first round bye while Verdasco beat Go Soeda first round). It has been a dream season for Monaco - he is currently ranked No. 10 and No. 12 in the race to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. He has done well against Verdasco in the past, leading the overall head-to-head,  6-3, and he won their previous meeting on hard courts in 2006. Monaco reached the semi-finals here two years ago while Verdasco is trying to reach the third round for the first time. Verdasco has also lost 17 of his last 18 matches against Top 10 players (and in the only win in that stretch he was down 5-2 third set before beating Rafael Nadal at Madrid in May).

• There are four matches on Grandstand, leading off with top Asian and No. 14 seed Kei Nishikori who is coming off his biggest career title on home soil in Tokyo (d. Raonic). Nishikori takes on Chinese wild card Di Wu, who is ranked No. 179. No. 15 seed Gilles Simon (vs. Jurgen Melzer) follows and the last match on is China’s top player Ze Zhang against Chinese Taipei qualifier Yen-Hsun Lu

RACE TO LONDON -- There are four positions remaining for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nov. 5-12. Five players among the Top 16 - No. 12 Juan Monaco, No. 13 Milos Raonic,      No. 14 John Isner, No. 15 Marin Cilic and No. 16 Gilles Simon along with Tokyo champion Kei Nishikori, who is No. 19, are in action Tuesday. Here is a look at the updated 2012 points leaders going into Tuesday:
               Points
1 Novak Djokovic-Q     10,410    
2 Roger Federer-Q  8,895  
3 Andy Murray-Q  6,910   
4 Rafael Nadal-Q  6,840  
5 David Ferrer    4,780  
6 Tomas Berdych  3,720  
7 Juan Martin del Potro  3,670  
8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  3,115
9 Janko Tipsarevic  2,720 
10 Nicolas Almagro   2,425 (lost 1R)
11 Richard Gasquet  2,370 (in 2R)
12 Juan Monaco  2,330
13 Milos Raonic   2,245
14 John Isner    2,115 
15 Marin Cilic   2,015 (in 2R)
16 Gilles Simon   1,760  
    Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,760 (in 2R)
 Q-Qualified
     
BIG SERVERS ON STADIUM – The top two aces leaders on the ATP World Tour lead off the Stadium action
on Tuesday. Overall, Raonic and Isner are among the Top 8 in five serving categories with the Canadian
leading four of them. It is the first time since 2007 two players (Karlovic, Ljubicic) have hit over 900 aces in a
season. Here is look at how both players rank in each category:
     Raonic (Rank) Isner (Rank)   
Aces No. 1 (921) No. 2 (917)
Service Games Won No. 1 (93%) No. 3 (91%)
1st Serve Points Won No. 1 (83%) No. 4 (78%)
2nd Serve Points Won No. 8 (56%) No. 4 (57%) 
Break Points Saved No. 1 (74%) No. 2 (73%)
 
TUESDAY FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Stadium Court

Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs (8) John Isner (USA) Tied 3-3
08 Las Vegas (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Kevin Anderson 7-6(2)  7-5
08 London / Queen's Club (Great Britain) Grass R64 John Isner 7-6(5)  6-4
10 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA)Hard R64 John Isner 6-3 7-5
10 Atlanta (USA) Hard SF John Isner 6-3 6-7(7)   6-3
11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami Hard R16 Kevin Anderson 6-3 7-6(4)
12 Delray Beach (U.S.A.) Hard SF Kevin Anderson 7-5 7-6(4)

ANDERSON FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 26-year-old South African opened on Monday with a 62 76(4) win over Jarkko Nieminen and it was his first main draw win in Shanghai (1-2)
• In his previous two visits, lost in the first round in 2010 (l. to Mayer) and last year (l. to Tomic)

2012 Highlights:
W: Delray Beach (d Matosevic); QF(4): San Jose (l Raonic); Houston (l Monaco); London / Queen's Club (l Dimitrov); Washington (l Querrey)
YTD W-L: 26-22 (16-14 on hard), 18-11 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: May 18, 1986
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 38

2012 in Review:
• The Johannesburg native comes with a 26-22 match record on the season (16-14 on hard) and last week lost in the second round in Beijing (d. Baker, l. to Youzhny)…Has played well in tie-breaks (18-11 mark)…Reached career-high No. 28 on March 19 and is No. 38 this week
• In March, captured his second career ATP World Tour title in Delray Beach, beating No. 30 Roddick in quarter-finals (saved three match pts.) and No. 11 Isner (highest-ranked win of year) in semi-finals before defeating Aussie qualifier Marinko Matosevic 64 76
• Ranks No. 9 on the ATP World Tour in aces (507, 10.8 avg.)
• In addition to title, has reached four quarter-finals on three different surfaces, his last coming in August in Washington (l. to Querrey)…Also reached doubles final there (w/Querrey)
• His best Grand Slam result is the 3rd Rd. at the Aust. Open and Roland Garros (l. to Berdych in both)

ISNER FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 27-year-old American is making his third appearance in Shanghai (1-2 record) and in his last visit two years ago (d. Kubot, l. to Federer 63 64)…Lost in ’09 debut to Lleyton Hewitt in first round

2012 Highlights:
W(2): Newport (d Hewitt); Winston-Salem (d Berdych); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Federer); Houston (l Monaco); SF(3): Delray Beach (l Anderson); Atlanta (l Roddick); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l Gasquet); QF(3): Memphis (l Melzer); Nice (l Davydenko); London Olympics (l Federer)
YTD W-L: 43-18 (25-9 on hard), 38-14 in Tie-breaks (most on ATP World Tour)
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: April 26, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 12

2012 in Review:
• The top American on the ATP World Tour is playing in his first tournament since a third round five-set loss to Philipp Kohlscheiber at the US Open that ended at 2:26 a.m. on Sept. 3, tying latest finish in Flushing Meadows (1993 Mats Wilander d. Mikael Pernfors)
• After Open, played in U.S. Davis Cup tie vs. Spain (Sept. 14-16) and lost to No. 12 Nicolas Almagro in five sets in second rubber and in fourth rubber in four sets to No. 5 David Ferrer, which clinched tie
• Leading into Open, repeated Winston-Salem title, defeating No. 6 Tsonga in SFs and No. 7 Berdych in final, saving three match points, both in third set TB…Has a 6-3 mark vs. Top 10 (2-12 last two years)
• He enters with a career-best 43-18 match record, including 25-9 on hard courts…His previous best was 38 wins two years ago…Leads circuit with 38-14 tie-break mark (went 34-24 last year), winning 14 of last 18 TBs…No player has won 40 tie-breaks in a season
• Since a 1st Rd. loss at Wimbledon (l. to Falla in five sets), has compiled a 20-6 record…In July he repeated title in Newport (d. Hewitt), followed with semi-final in Atlanta (l. to eventual champ Roddick), QFs at London Olympics (l. to Federer) and SFs in Toronto (l. to Gasquet)
• Has ranked in Top 10 for 18 weeks this year, last on Sept. 24…Returned to Top 10 on Aug. 13 after reaching semi-finals in Toronto, it was first time since week of July 2…Broke in on March 19 (after Indian Wells final)
• During European play, lost in 2nd Rd. in Madrid (after bye) and Rome, QF in Nice (after bye), 2nd Rd. at Roland Garros (lost 18-16 in fifth set to Mathieu) and 1st Rd. at Wimbledon (lost 7-5 in fifth to Falla)
• Led the U.S. into the Davis Cup semi-finals (lost 3-1 to Spain) with wins on clay over Frenchmen No. 13 Simon and No. 6 Tsonga in April in quarter-finals…In February, beat No. 3 Federer and Marco Chiudinelli (dead rubber) in first round tie in Switzerland
• In March, advanced to his first ATP Masters 1000 final in Indian Wells, defeating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals before losing to Federer…Afterwards, broke into the Top 10 on March 19.
• Coming into this week, ranked in Top 6 in all six serving categories on ATP World Tour – No. 2 in aces (917), 15.0 avg.) and break pts. saved (73%), No. 3 in service games won (91%) and No. 4 in first serve pts. won (78%) and second serve points won (57%)…Also No. 6 in first serve pct. (68%)

(Q) Marinko Matosevic (AUS) vs (12) Milos Raonic (CAN) First ATP Meeting
Other Meeting:
10 Rimouski CH (Canada) Hard R32 Marinko Matosevic 2-6 7-6(9) 6-2


MATOSEVIC FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 27-year-old Aussie was the top seed in qualifying and he made his into the main draw with wins over Treat Huey 75 75 and Sergiy Stakhovsky 63 46 61…Lost in first round of Q’s to Ilhan 63 60 last yr.

2012 Highlights:
F: Delray Beach (l Anderson); SF:Los Angeles (l Berankis);QF(2): Munich (l Kohlschreiber); Eastbourne (l Darcis)
YTD W-L: 14-16 (10-12 on hard), 4-7 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 8, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 60

2012 in Review:
• The No. 2 Aussie (behind No. 43 Tomic) is a candidate for ATP World Tour Most Improved Player of the Year after climbing from No. 201 last season to No. 60 this week (career-high No. 57 on Sept. 24)
• The Melbourne resident comes in with a 14-16 on the season (10-12 on hard) and In March in Delray Beach he broke through to reach his first ATP World Tour final…Qualified with three straight-set wins and posted victories over Ivo Karlovic 63 64, No. 6 Alex Bogomolov Jr. 46 61 63 2010 champion Ernests Gulbis 36 61 61 and Dudi Sela 57 64 76(7) before losing to Kevin Anderson in straight sets
Afterwards went from No. 173 to No. 129 on March 5
• Prior to Delray Beach, he had a 3-15 record on the ATP World Tour and never won back-to-back main draw matches…On home soil, won Caloundra Challenger on Feb. 12, beating countryman Greg Jones
• In late July, reached semi-finals in Los Angeles (l. to Berankis)…Has played well on other surfaces, with quarter-finals on clay in Munich (l. to Kohlschreiber) and on grass in Eastbourne (l. to Darcis)
• The last Aussie to win an ATP World Tour title was Lleyton Hewitt in Halle in June 2010 (d. Federer)
• Played in three of four Grand Slam tournaments and lost in first round in each – Australian Open (l. to No. 15 Monfils), Wimbledon (l. to Malisse) and US Open (l. to No. 13 Cilic in five sets after 2-0 set lead)

RAONIC FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 21-year-old Canadian is making his second straight appearance in Shanghai and last season defeated Michael Llodra in third set tie-break before losing to No. 5 David Ferrer 75 76 in second round

2012 Highlights:
W(2): Chennai (d Tipsarevic); San Jose (d Istomin); F(2): Memphis (l Melzer); Tokyo (l Nishikori); SF: Barcelona (l Ferrer); QF(4): Halle (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l Isner); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Wawrinka); Bangkok (l Nieminen)
YTD W-L: 43-17 (31-8 on hard), 24-17 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: December 27, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 14 (Career-high)

2012 in Review:
• The top Canadian and the youngest player in the Top 20 on the ATP World Tour is ranked a career-high No. 14 this week after reaching final in Tokyo (l. to Nishikori 76 36 60)…En route to final, defeated No. 9 Tipsarevic (saved one match pt.) in quarter-finals and No. 3 Murray (saved two match pts.) in semi-finals, both in final set tie-breaks…Has a 6-6 record vs. Top 10 opponents this year (3-6 last yr.)
• He enters with a 43-17 match record on the season, including a 31-8 mark on hard courts
• His best results are a pair of ATP World Tour titles in Chennai (d. Tipsarevic) in first week and San Jose (d. Istomin) on Feb. 19…Also runner-up for second year in a row in Memphis (l. to Melzer)…Broke Top 15 on Sept. 10 after 4th Rd. at US Open (l. to eventual champ Murray)
• Led his country into 2013 Davis Cup World Group by winning a pair of playoff matches vs. South African in Montreal last month
• Made his Olympics debut in London and lost to No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 25-23 in final set in second round (longest set in Olympics) and match lasted 3:57
• He also advanced to the semi-finals in Barcelona on Apr. 28 (d. No. 4 Murray in QFs, l. to No. 6 Ferrer in two tie-breaks)…It was his fourth ATP World Tour semi-final of the season
• This year leads ATP World Tour in aces (921), service games won (93%), break points saved (74%) and first serve pts. won (83%) and No. 8 in second serve pts. won (56%)

YOUNGEST IN TOP 50 – Raonic and Kei Nishikori are two of the youngest players ranked in the Top 50:

Rank                                    Age
No. 43 Bernard Tomic (AUS) 19 years, 11 months
No. 14 Milos Raonic (CAN) 21 years, 9 months
No. 48 David Goffin (BEL)  21 years, 10 months
No. 15 Kei Nishikori (JPN) 22 years, 9 months

Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs (WC) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Hewitt Leads 3-0
03 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3 6-2 6-0
03 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Lleyton Hewitt 6-1 3-0 ret
09 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R16 Lleyton Hewitt 4-6 2-6 6-1 6-2 6-2

STEPANEK FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 33-year-old Czech Republic native is playing in Shanghai for the fourth year in a row (4-3 record) and in his debut three years ago, lost to eventual champion Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals
• Followed with first round in 2010 (l. to WC Yan Bai) and second rd. last year (d. Zhang, l. to Berdych)

2012 Highlights:
SF: Memphis (l Melzer); QF(2): Brisbane (l Dolgopolov); Halle (l Youzhny)
YTD W-L: 20-23 (13-11 on hard), 12-6 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 27, 1978
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 41

2012 in Review:
• The No. 2 player from the Czech Republic (behind No. 7 Berdych) comes in with a 20-23 match record on the season (13-11 on hard courts)
• He and Berdych have led his country to the Davis Cup final (vs. Spain) next month in Prague in a repeat of the 2009 final (Spain won 5-0 in Barcelona)
• His best result was the semi-finals in Memphis in February (l. to eventual champ Stepanek) and a quarter-finalist in Brisbane (l. to Dolgopolov) in January and Halle (l. to Youzhny) in June
• Looking to win his first singles match since mid-August in Cincinnati where he defeated No. 11 Monaco in second round (l. to Fish in 3R)…Then lost to No. 12 Nicolas Almagro in 1st Rd. at US Open, No. 8 del Potro in opening rubber of Davis Cup semi-finals in Argentina and last week in Tokyo (l. to Raonic)
• In doubles, captured the Australian Open title (w/Paes), defeating the Bryans, and reached the US Open final (losing to the Bryans)…Have qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London

HEWITT FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 31-year-old  Aussie is making his first appearance in three years when he reached the second round (d. Isner, l. to Monfils 46 64 62)

2012 Highlights:
F: Newport (l Isner)
YTD W-L: 13-11 (6-4 on hard), 4-4 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 28
Date of Birth: February 24, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 105

2012 in Review:
• The Adelaide native is playing in his first tournament since the US Open where he lost in the third round to No. 5 David Ferrer in four sets on Sept. 1…Afterwards went from No. 125 to No. 100…Then played in Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in Hamburg (Sept. 14-16) and lost in straight sets to Germans Florian Mayer in second rubber and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe in fifth and decisive rubber (Australia lost 3-2)
• In July, turned in his best ATP World Tour result of the season in Newport where he played for the first time since 1998 as a 17-year-old…Lost to No. 11-ranked American John Isner 76 64 in the final…   It was his first final since Halle title in June 2010 (d. Federer)…Afterwards jumped from No. 233 to 150
• Coming into Newport , lost three straight opening round matches (Roland Garros, Queen’s, Wimbledon) before winning four in a row in Newport
• Competed in London Olympics and defeated Stakhovsky and No. 14 Cilic, highest-ranked win of season, before losing 46 75 61 to No. 2 Djokovic in the third round
• In first Grand Slam of season, reached 4th round with wins over Stebe, No. 16 Roddick, who retired with a leg injury and No. 25 Raonic before losing to No. 1 Djokovic in four sets
• Then underwent left toe surgery in February and was sidelined for more than three months before returning at Roland Garros in late May

ACTIVE CAREER TITLE LEADERS – Hewitt is No. 4 among active title leaders on the ATP World Tour:
                         No.
1) Roger Federer  76
2) Rafael Nadal  50
3) Novak Djokovic  32
4) Lleyton Hewitt  28
5) Andy Murray   24
 
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs (7) Juan Monaco (ARG) Monaco Leads 6-3
04 Palermo (Italy) Clay R16 Juan Monaco 6-4 5-7 6-3
05 St. Petersburg (Russia) Carpet R16 Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-3
06 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Juan Monaco 6-3 6-2
06 Roland Garros (France) Clay R64 Juan Monaco 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-1
07 Kitzbuhel (Austria) Clay SF Juan Monaco 7-5 7-5
09 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R16 Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-2
09 Bastad (Sweden) Clay QF Juan Monaco 6-1 3-1 ret
10 Acapulco (Mexico) Clay QF Juan Monaco 7-5 6-3
11 Roland Garros (France) Clay R128 Fernando Verdasco 6-2 7-5 4-6 6-4
Other meetings:
01 Spain F6 (Spain) Clay R32 Juan Monaco 7-5 6-3
01 Spain F8 (Spain) Clay R16 Fernando Verdasco 6-2 6-3

VERDASCO FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 28-year-old Spaniard is looking to even his career record in Shanghai (2-3) and opened on Monday with a 62 64 win over Japanese No. 2 Go Soeda
• He reached the second round in his debut in 2009 (bye, l. to Ljubicic) and last year (d. Li, l. to Ferrero)

2012 Highlights:
F: Acapulco (l Ferrer); SF(3): Auckland (l Ferrer); Barcelona (l Nadal); Umag (l Granollers); QF(3): Sao Paulo (l Ramos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Berdych); Bangkok (l Tipsarevic)
YTD W-L: 30-19 (9-7 on hard), 10-11 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 23

2012 in Review:
• The Madrid native comes in with a 30-19 match record on the season (9-7 on hard) and he is looking for his second Top 10 win (1-9) this year…In May, defeated No. 2 Nadal in the third round of ATP Masters 1000 Madrid for his first career victory over his countryman (1-13)
• This is the third straight week on the Asian circuit and opened with quarter-final in Bangkok (l. to No. 9 Tipsarevic) and last week lost in the first round in Beijing (l. to Querrey)
• His best result was a runner-up in Acapulco (l. to Ferrer) in March, his 17th career ATP World Tour final (5-12)…Also a semifinalist in Auckland (l. to Ferrer) in January and Barcelona (l. to Nadal) in April and Umag (l. to Granollers) in July
• Played in London Olympics and lost in first round (l. to Istomin) and felt pain in his left wrist…Withdrew from summer hard court circuit before returning at US Open (d. Machado, Ramos, l. to Federer)
• In Grand Slam play, 3rd Rd. at Roland Garros (l. to Seppi), Wimbledon (l. to Malisse) and US Open

MONACO FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights:
• The 28-year-old Argentine is also playing in Shanghai for the fourth straight year (4-3 record) and his best result was the semi-finals two years ago (d. Melzer, l. to Murray)
•  Lost in the first round in 2009 (l. Troicki) and last year (l. to Wawrinka)

2012 Highlights:
W(4): Vina del Mar (d Berlocq); Houston (d Isner); Hamburg (d Haas); Kuala Lumpur (d Benneteau); F: Stuttgart (l Tipsarevic); SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 38-16 (11-7 on hard), 10-8 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 4/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: March 29, 1984
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 10

2012 in Review:
• The No. 2 Argentine (behind No. 8 del Potro) is also playing in his third straight week on the Asian circuit…Nine days ago captured his fourth ATP World Tour title of the year in Kuala Lumpur (d. Benneteau), his first career on hard courts…In semi-finals, rallied from 2-5 down and saved match point in his 62 26 76(4) win over Kei Nishikori
• Afterwards he broke back into Top 10 on Oct. 1 for first time since week of Aug. 6 (fifth week overall) …Broke Top 10 for the first time on July 23 after Hamburg and spent three weeks at No. 10
• Last week in Beijing, defeated Grigor Dimitrov and lost in the second round to Marcos Baghdatis
• He is 4-1 in finals, earning clay titles in Vina del Mar (d. Berlocq) in February, Houston (d. Isner) in April and Hamburg (d. Haas) in July…Also runner-up in Stuttgart (l. to Tipsarevic)
• Last November reached his first final on hard courts in Valencia (l. to Granollers)…Has 7-9 finals record
• Has a 38-16 match record on the season (11-7 on hard, 24-7 on clay) and year-end best ranking is No. 23 in 2007 when he won a personal-best 41 matches
Grandstand

(14) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs (WC) Di Wu (CHN)    First Meeting

Nishikori FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Tokyo (d Raonic); SF: Kuala Lumpur (l Monaco); QF(6): Australian Open (l Murray); Buenos Aires (l Wawrinka); Barcelona (l Verdasco); Newport (l Ram); Atlanta (l Soeda); London Olympics (l Del Potro)
YTD W-L: 35-17 (21-10 on hard), 9-8 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: December 29, 1989
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 15 (Career-high)
* Shanghai History: 4-1 match record; Best Result: Semi-finals (2011)

Wu FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-3 (2-1 on hard), 3-1 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 14, 1991
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 179 (Career-high No. 176 on Oct. 1)
* Shanghai History: 0-1 match record; Best Result: First Round (2010)

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs (15) Gilles Simon (FRA) Simon Leads 3-2
06 Bucharest (Romania) Clay R16 Jurgen Melzer 3-6 6-3 6-4
09 Bangkok (Thailand) Hard SF Gilles Simon 6-4 7-6(3)
11 AUT vs. FRA WG 1st RD (Austria) Clay RR Jurgen Melzer 7-6(7)  3-6 1-6 6-4 6-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R64 Gilles Simon 6-7(3)  6-3 7-5
12 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (USA) Hard R32 Gilles Simon 7-6(5)  6-4

Melzer FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Memphis (d Raonic); QF(2): Zagreb (l Berrer); Beijing (l Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 17-21 (13-12 on hard), 12-6 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: May 22, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 35
* Shanghai History: 6-3 match record; Best Result: Quarter-finals (2010)
 
Simon FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Bucharest (d Fognini); F: Bangkok (l Gasquet); SF(4): Brisbane (l Dolgopolov); Montpellier (l Monfils); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); Nice (l Almagro); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Isner)
YTD W-L: 38-22 (16-9 on hard), 8-13 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 10
Date of Birth: December 27, 1984
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 18
* Shanghai History: 3-3 match record; Best Result: Quarter-finals (2009)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Fognini Leads 2-0
12 Bucharest (Romania) Clay R16 Fabio Fognini 7-5 7-6(4)
12 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome Clay R64 Fabio Fognini 6-2 6-2

Fognini FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F(2): Bucharest (l Simon); St. Petersburg (l Klizan); QF: Eastbourne (l Roddick)
YTD W-L: 22-21 (8-8 on hard), 9-5 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 24, 1987
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 45
* Shanghai History: 1-2 match record; Best Result: Second Round (2009)

Baghdatis FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF(3): Sydney (l Benneteau); Zagreb (l Lacko); Tokyo (l Nishikori); QF(2): Brisbane (l Murray); Munich (l Haas)
YTD W-L: 30-22 (21-13 on hard), 10-8 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: June 17, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 36
* Shanghai History: 0-1 match record; Best Result: First Round (2010)

(Q) Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs (WC) Ze Zhang (CHN)  First Meeting

Lu FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: London / Queen's Club (l Cilic)
YTD W-L: 11-17 (7-11 on hard), 8-8 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 14, 1983
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 62
* Shanghai History: 1-2 match record; Best Result: Second Round (2010)

Zhang FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Beijing (l Mayer)
YTD W-L: 3-5 (2-3 on hard), 1-1 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 4, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 154 (Career-high)
* Shanghai History: 0-2 match record; Best Result: First Round (2010-11)

 Union Pay Court 3

Albert Ramos (ESP) vs (13) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)  Wawrinka Leads 1-0
12 Acapulco (Mexico) Clay R16 Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 3-6 6-3

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Alejandro Falla (COL)  Lopez Leads 1-0
11 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Feliciano Lopez 6-3 7-6(6)    6-3
Other meeting:
03 Segovia CH (Spain) Hard R16 Alejandro Falla 6-7(3) 6-2 2-0 reti

(10) Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Martin Klizan (SVK)   Cilic Leads 1-0
12 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Marin Cilic 7-5 6-4 6-0

Court 4

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Florian Mayer (GER)   Mayer Leads 2-0
11 Brisbane (Australia) Hard R32 Florian Mayer 6-2 6-2
12 GER vs. AUS WG Play-Off (Germany)Clay RR Florian Mayer 6-4 6-2 6-3

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)   Tied 2-2
09 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells  Hard R128 Viktor Troicki 7-5 2-1 ret
09 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R64 Mikhail Youzhny 6-7(5)  7-6(6)  6-3
10 Roland Garros (France) Clay R32 Mikhail Youzhny 2-6 7-6(4)  6-2 6-3
11 ATP World Team Chp (Duesseldorf) Clay RR Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-1

Court 5

Denis Istomin (UZB) vs Carlos Berlocq (ARG)   First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
08 Braunschweig CH (Germany) Clay R32 Carlos Berlocq 7-6(3)   6-2

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