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Nadal, Federer Play Shanghai Openers on Wednesday

Shanghai, China

Federer© AFP/Getty ImagesRoger Federer plays in Shanghai Rolex Masters on Wednesday.

• All 16 second round matches are on Wednesday’s schedule, led by the top three seeds of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. The trio have qualified for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. There are 13 other players in pursuit of one of the remaining four spots in action, including Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer, who are 5th and 7th, respectively, in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings.

• In the first match on Stadium, del Potro, who is coming off his third title of the year in Tokyo, brings a 5-0 record against German Philipp Kohlschreiber. Next on is reigning champion Djokovic, who is 2-0 against Spaniard Marcel Granollers. In the next match. Federer looks for his 10th win in as many meetings against Italian Andreas Seppi. In the final match, new No. 1 Nadal takes a 3-0 record against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. This is the first tournament with three players who have ranked No. 1 for 100-plus weeks in their career since ’92 Antwerp (Lendl, Connors, McEnroe).

• On Grandstand, No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 12 Kei Nishikori and No. 3 David Ferrer are the seeds in action. There are six other seeds on Union Pay Court 3 and Court 4.

WEDNESDAY SECOND ROUND FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Stadium Court

(6) Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) del Potro Leads 5-0
07 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R32 Juan Martin del Potro 6-1 2-6 6-4
08 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay QF Juan Martin del Potro 7-6(3) 6-3
11 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells(USA) Hard R16 Juan Martin del Potro 7-6(3) 7-6(7)
11 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (USA) Hard R64 Juan Martin del Potro 6-7(3) 6-4 7-5
12 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R16 Juan Martin del Potro 6-4 6-2 6-1

DEL POTRO FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:
• The 25-year-old Argentine returns to Shanghai for the first time since making his debut here in 2009. After a bye, he retired trailing 75 2-1 against Jurgen Melzer due to a right wrist tendinitis injury

2013 Highlights:
F: Newport (l Mahut); SF(2): London / Queen's Club (l Cilic); Atlanta (l Isner)

2013 Highlights:
W(3): Rotterdam (d Benneteau); Washington (d Isner); Tokyo (d Raonic); F(1): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); SF(3): Dubai (l Djokovic); Wimbledon (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Isner); QF(2): Marseille (l Simon); London / Queen's Club (l Hewitt)

2013 in Review:
• The Tandil native has a 40-12 (31-8 hard, 7-2 on grass and 2-2 on clay) match record this season and is 5th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings for the eight-player season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. This is his highest ranking since May 17, 2010
• On Sunday, won his 16th career title in Tokyo (d. Raonic) in 22nd final and it was his third ATP World Tour 500 tournament title of the season. He is 3-1 in finals this year
• One of 12 players on ATP World Tour this season with multiple titles -- Rafael Nadal (10), Andy Murray (4). Novak Djokovic (4), del Potro (3), David Ferrer (2), Fabio Fognini (2), Ernests Gulbis (2), John Isner (2), Nicolas Mahut (2), Milos Raonic (2), and Tommy Robredo (2)
• In August, he captured his third title in Washington (d. Isner in three sets) as a wild card. Joined countryman Guillermo Vilas (1975, ’77, 79) as three-time Washington champion (14-match winning streak in Wash.)
• In February, captured fourth career indoor title at Rotterdam and became first Argentine since Vilas in 1982 (d. Connors) to win title, beating Julien Benneteau in straight sets
• In Grand Slam play went 9-2 this year. He beat No. 4 Ferrer in Wimbledon QF before losing to Djokovic in five sets in longest Wimbledon SF in tournament history (4h43 m). It was his first major SF appearance since winning the 2009 US Open. Lost in 3R at Australian Open (l. to Chardy in five sets) and 2R at US Open (l. to Hewitt). Withdrew from Roland Garros with respiratory virus
• In ATP Masters 1000 play has a 11-6 record and reached second career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final at Indian Wells (d. No. 19 Haas in 4R, No. 3 Murray in QF, No. 1 Djokovic in SF, l. to No. 5 Nadal in F). Also SF at Cincinnati (l. to Isner). Dropped to 2-6 in ATP Masters 1000 SF matches
• Reached SF at Dubai (l. to Djokovic), saved 3 MPs at 4-5 in third set vs. Baghdatis in Dubai 1R, winning 46 64 76(4), also QF at London / Queen’s Club (l. to Hewitt) and Marseille (l. to Simon)
• On January 3, 2013 honored with a special mural in his hometown of Tandil, Argentina commemorating his bronze medal performance at the London 2012 Olympics

KOHLSCHREIBER FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The German veteran reached the 2R here for the second straight year with a 75 62 win over wild card Mao-Xin Gong on Tuesday. Playing here for the fourth time (2-3 record) and also reached 2R last year (l. to Lopez)

2013 Highlights:
F: Auckland (l Ferrer); Munich (l Haas); Stuttgart (l Fognini); SF: Barcelona (l Almagro); QF: Halle (l Youzhny)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 German (behind No. 12 Haas) has a 29-21 (13-10 on hard, 14-8 on clay, 2-3 on grass) match record and has reached the QF or better five times this year, highlighted by three finals at Auckland (l. to Ferrer) in January, Munich (l. to Haas) in May and Stuttgart (l. to Fognini) in July. Has a 4-6 career record in ATP World Tour finals
• In Grand Slam play, went 7-4 this year. Reached the 4R at Roland Garros lost to No. 1 Djokovic in four sets and US Open lost to eventual champion Nadal in four sets. Also reached 3R at Australian Open (l. to Raonic) and retired in the fifth set at 1-2 vs Dodig in 1R at Wimbledon due to flu
• Pulled out due to vertigo ahead of ATP Masters 1000 Rome 3R vs. Ferrer, In last tournament in Metz, retired with right knee injury vs. Berlocq in third set in 2R on Sept. 19
• Has a 20-55 career record (0-6 in 2013) vs. Top 10 opponents and his last win came over No. 10 Isner in five sets in 3R at US Open last year

(1)Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) Djokovic Leads 2-0
11 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-3 6-1
13 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-0 6-0

DJOKOVIC FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:
• The reigning champion (d. Murray) is playing here for the fourth time (11-2 record), also reached SF in 2009 (l. to eventual champion Davydenko) and 2010 (l. to Federer). Did not play in 2011

2013 Highlights:
W(4): Australian Open (d Murray); Dubai (d Berdych); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (d Nadal); Beijing (d Nadal); F(2): Wimbledon (l Murray); US Open (l Nadal); SF(3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Del Potro); Roland Garros (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Nadal); QF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Berdych); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Isner)

2013 in Review:
• The World No. 2 has a 57-9 (36-5 on hard, 15-3 on clay and 6-1 on grass) match record and four titles in six finals
• Captured 38th career title last week and fourth Beijing title, beating Nadal in final; broke a three-match losing streak against the Spaniard. Afterwards dropped to No. 2 in Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time since Nov. 4, 2012 – ending a run of 48 straight weeks at No. 1. Has spent 101 weeks at No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. Tied with Andre Agassi for No. 8 in most weeks at No. 1
• Helped Serbia to Davis Cup final by winning both of his singles matches in SF vs. Canada in Belgrade. Has a 5-0 season record and beat Belgium 3-2 in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating O. Rochus and won two singles matches (d. Isner, Querrey) vs. U.S. in QF tie in Boise, Idaho
• For third year in a row reached three Grand Slam finals (24-3 record), highlighted by winning his sixth major at Australian Open (d. Murray in 4-sets). Became first player in Open Era to win three straight Aussie Open titles and first to accomplish feat since Roy Emerson won five in a row from 1963-67. It was also his 4th overall title at Melbourne Park, joining Agassi and Federer as a four-time winner. Also runner-up at Wimbledon (l. to Murray) and reached fourth straight US Open final and fifth overall (1-4), falling to Nadal in 4-sets. Reached SF at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal in 5-sets)
• His two-year title reign in Canada ended at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal with his SF loss in third set tie-break to Rafael Nadal
• Became the 40th man in ATP World Tour history to record 500 match wins after he beat No. 26 seed Dimitrov in Roland Garros 3R
• Did not drop a set en route to his fourth Dubai title, extended winning streak to 18 matches since last loss on October 31, 2012
• Fell in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells SF (l. to del Potro), ending his perfect 17-0 start on the season
• Won his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, beating eight-time reigning champion Nadal to snap the Spaniard’s 46-match win streak at the tournament. It was his 14th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy and he became the first player to win three clay-court finals against Nadal

GRANOLLERS FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The Spaniard opened with a 64 64 win over Janko Tipsarevic on Monday. He is playing here for the second time and in previous appearance lost to Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. in 1R in 2011

2013 Highlights:
W: Kitzbühel (d Monaco); QF(3): Sydney (l Seppi); ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l Paire); Gstaad (l Haase)

2013 in Review:
• The Barcelona native became the sixth different Spaniard to win an ATP World Tour title this season at Kitzbühel (d. Monaco 06 76 64) in August. Also became the first player to win an ATP World Tour title after losing a 6-0 first set since Davydenko beat Nadal 06 76(8) 64 in 2010 Doha final
• Has a 25-21 (14-8 on clay, 11-12 on hard, and 0-1 on grass) match record
• Reached his second career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Rome (d. No. 2 Murray in 2R ret. (back injury), l. to Paire). Also reached QF at Sydney (l. to Seppi)
• In Grand Slam play went 4-4 this year, reached 4R at US Open, winning three straight 5-set matches (l. to Djokovic), also reached 2R at Australian Open (d. Zemlja, l. to Chardy) and fell in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Lopez) and Wimbledon (l. to Gasquet)
• In doubles, ranked No. 3 and partnered with countryman Marc Lopez to reach final at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l. to Bryans), SF in five tournaments including Australian Open (l. to Haase-Sijsling) and at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to eventual champions Qureshi-Rojer)
• Also reached QF at Roland Garros (l. to Llodra-Mahut). Looking to qualify and defend Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title in London next month
• Has a career 4-21 (1-5 in 2013) record vs Top 10 opponents and has lost three straight since last win over No. 2 Andy Murray at ATP Masters 1000 Rome in May

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs (5) Roger Federer (SUI) Federer Leads 9-0
07 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R32 Roger Federer 7-6(4) 7-6(6)
08 ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg Clay SF Roger Federer 6-3 6-1
09 Doha (Qatar) Hard R16 Roger Federer 6-3 6-3
09 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Roger Federer 6-1 7-6(4) 7-5
09 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R32 Roger Federer 6-4 6-4
09 Basel (Switzerland) Hard R16 Roger Federer 6-3 6-3
10 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (China)Hard R16 Roger Federer 6-3 6-4
12 Doha (Qatar) Hard QF Roger Federer 6-3 5-7 6-4
12 ATP Masters 1000 Rome Clay QF Roger Federer 6-1 6-2

SEPPI FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The 29-year-old Italian opened with a 64 62 win over wild card Lleyton Hewitt on Tuesday. He is playing here for the third time (4-2 record) and his best result is 3R in tournament debut in 2010 (l. to Federer)

2013 Highlights:
SF(4): Sydney (l Tomic); Oeiras (l Ferrer); Eastbourne (l Simon); Umag (l Robredo); QF: Dubai (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 2 Italian (behind No. 17 Fognini) has reached the QF or better five times this year on the ATP World Tour and has a 28-25 (15-13 on hard, 6-2 on grass and 7-10 on clay). Last week fell in 1R at Beijing (l. to Wawrinka)
• His best results are four SF -- Sydney (l. to eventual champion Tomic), Oeiras (l. to No. 4 Ferrer), Eastbourne (l. to Simon) and Umag (l. to eventual winner Robredo); also QF at Dubai (l. to eventual champion No. 1 Djokovic)
• In Grand Slam play, went 10-4 this year. Reached 4R for the first time at Australian Open (l. to Chardy, d. No. 14 Cilic in 3R) - broke Top 20 for first time at No. 18 (from 23) on Jan. 28, first Italian in Top 20 since Renzo Furlan on Apr. 22, 1996. Also 4R for the first time at Wimbledon (d. No. 11 Nishikori in 3R, l. to del Potro). Reached 3R at Roland Garros (l. to No. 13 Almagro) and US Open (l. to Istomin)
• In ATP Masters events fell in 4R at Miami 4R (l. to Murray and in 3R at Indian Wells (l. to Gulbis). Lost in 1R at Monte Carlo (l. to Fognini), Madrid (l. to Haas) and Rome (l. to Fognini)
• Represented Italy vs Canada in Davis Cup QF, beating Pospisil in five sets; losing to Raonic in four
• On April 22, there were two Italians (Seppi and Fognini) ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since Furlan and Gaudenzi on April 22, 1996
• Has a career 6-57 (0-6 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents and has lost 13 straight since last win over No. 10 John Isner at ATP Masters 1000 Rome in May 2012

FEDERER FASTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The 32-year-old Swiss veteran is making his third tournament appearance (7-2 record) and last year came in No. 1 and reached SF (l. to No. 3 Murray). Made debut in 2010 and reached final (d. No. 5 Soderling in QF, No. 2 Djokovic in SF, l. to No. 4 Murray)
• Played the Tennis Masters Cup here at the Qizhong Tennis Center from 2005-08 and won the title twice, in 2006 (d. Blake) and ’07 (d. Ferrer). Also runner-up in 2005 (l. to Nalbandian in five sets)

2013 Highlights:
W: Halle (d Youzhny); F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); SF(3): Australian Open (l Murray); Dubai (l Berdych); Hamburg (l Delbonis); QF(4): Rotterdam (l Benneteau); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); Roland Garros (l Tsonga); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• The oldest (32) in the Top 10 Emirates ATP Rankings since April 17, 2006 when Andre Agassi at 35 (12 days short of his 36th birthday) was ranked No. 10, enters with a 35-12 (18-6 on hard, 12-5 on clay and 5-1 on grass) match record
• He is 7th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings for the eight-player season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The six-time former champion is looking to qualify for the 12th consecutive year
• In Grand Slam play went 13-4, had his streak of having reached QF or better in 36 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended with 2R loss to Sergiy Stakhovsky at Wimbledon, Opened year with SF at Australian Open (l. to Murray), followed with QF at Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga), failed in his bid to reach his 41st career Grand Slam QF when he lost to Robredo – for the first time (10-1 overall) – in three sets in the US Open 4R
• In June, captured his lone title of the year at Halle (d. Youzhny), his 13th career grass court title (13-5 in grass court finals). His 77th title tied John McEnroe for No. 3 in the Open Era titles list
• Best clay-court result of the year is runner-up at ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Nadal) in May, also reached QF at Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga)
• Won his 900th career match at Roland Garros (d. Simon in five sets in 4R). Only three players have won more matches in Open Era: Jimmy Connors (1,253), Ivan Lendl (1,071) and Guillermo Vilas (929)

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs (2) Rafael Nadal (ESP) Nadal Leads 3-0
10 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R32 Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3
11 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (USA) Hard R16 Rafael Nadal 6-1 6-2
12 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA) Hard R16 Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2

DOLGOPOLOV FACTFACTS

Tournament in Review
:
• The 24-year-old Ukrainian opened with a 61 63 win over American qualifier Michael Russell on Tuesday. He is playing here for the fourth straight year (7-3 record) and his best result was reaching first career ATP Masters 1000 QF in 2011 (l. to Nishikori)

2013 Highlights:
SF: Winston-Salem (l Monfils); QF(4): Brisbane (l Nishikori); Memphis (l Matosevic); Munich (l Dodig); Tokyo (l Del Potro)

2013 in Review:
• The top ranked Ukrainian at No. 34 comes in with a 23-23 (16-12 on hard, 4-8 on clay, and 3-3 on grass) match record. Last week reached his fifth ATP World Tour QF of the year at Tokyo (l. to eventual champion del Potro), dropped to 1-4 in QF matches
• Best result SF at Winston-Salem (l. to Monfils), also reached QF at Brisbane (l. to No. 19 Nishikori) in opening week, Memphis (l. to Matosevic) in February and Munich (l. to Dodig) in May
• In Grand Slam play went 3-4 this year, reached third round at Wimbledon (l. to No. 4 Ferrer) for the first time in his career, 2R at US Open (l. to Youzhny), fell in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Monfils) and Roland Garros (l. to Tursunov)
• Best ATP Masters 1000 result was 3R at Miami (l. to No. 18 Haas), also 2R at Indian Wells (l. to Berlocq) and Monte Carlo (l. to No. 7 del Potro)
• Won four points in Ukraine’s two Davis Cup Europe / Africa Group II matches, in 1R vs Slovak Republic in (d. Martin, Lacko) and in 2R vs Sweden. Ukraine lost to Spain in World Group play-off last month
• Reached career-high Emirates ATP Ranking of No. 13 in January 2012
• Has a 3-25 career record (0-5 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents and has lost six straight since his last win over No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid in May 2012

NADAL FACTFACTS

Tournament in Review:

• The 2009 runner-up (l. to Davydenko) is playing here for the fourth time (6-3 record). He lost in the 3R in his last two appearances – 2010 (l. to Melzer) and ‘11 (l. to F. Mayer)

2013 Highlights:
W(10): Sao Paulo (d Nalbandian); Acapulco (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (d Del Potro); Barcelona (d Almagro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (d Wawrinka); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (d Federer); Roland Garros (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (d Raonic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d Isner); US Open (d Djokovic); F(3): Vina del Mar (l Zeballos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); Beijing (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review:
• The Mallorcan native returned to No. 1 on Monday for the first time since the week of June 27, 2011 by reaching the final at Beijing (l. to Djokovic). He has made an impressive return this season, reaching the final in 13 of the 14 tournaments (10-3 mark) he has played and has a career-best 65-4 (39-2 on clay, 26-1 on hard and 0-1 on grass) match record.
• Prior to loss in final at Beijing, had a 22-match winning streak since his last loss in 1R at Wimbledon on June 24 (l. to Darcis). He also had a 22-match winning streak earlier this season. This was the sixth time in his career he’s won at least 20 matches in a row during the year
• During stretch of 22-match wins, won back-to-back ATP Masters 1000 titles in Montreal (d. Raonic) and Cincinnati (d. Isner) and captured his 13th career Grand Slam crown at US Open (d. Djokovic). Last time he won four (or more) hard court titles was in 2005 when he won five
• After missing the second half of last year due to left knee injury and missing the beginning of 2013 due to a stomach virus took a wild card into first clay court tournament of the season in Vina del Mar in February. Finished the Latin America Swing with a 12-1 match record winning titles at Sao Paulo (d. Nalbandian) and second Acapulco crown with a two-set win over Ferrer.
• Reached the final at Vina del Mar, match lasted 2h47m; broke a 15-match clay winning streak (dating back to May 2012, l. to Verdasco at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid).
• Beat Federer in ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells QF en route to a record-breaking 22nd ATP Masters 1000 title, beating del Potro in three sets. It was his first hard-court title since Tokyo in October 2010. Recorded 600th career match win on March 17 over del Potro
• Saw his 46-match win streak come to an end at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, the eight-time defending champion lost to Djokovic in final; lost one set to Dimitrov in QF. Prior to his loss, Nadal had won 81 straight matches on clay in the month of April
• Won the Barcelona title for the eighth time in nine years with straight-sets win over Almagro. Has won 39 straight matches at the event and 80 of 82 sets he’s played
• In May, won his third ATP Masters 1000 Madrid crown (also 2005 and 2010); beat Ferrer in QF, Andujar in SF and Wawrinka in final. Defeated Federer for the 14th time in a title match to win his seventh ATP Masters 1000 Rome title (also 2005-07, 2009-10, & 2012)
• Has a 26-11 record in ATP Masters 1000 finals (most titles)

RECLAIMING NO. 1 – In the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since 1973), only three players have finished No. 1 after losing the top spot. Nadal is trying to become the first player to finish No. 1 three years after his last No. 1 year-end ranking:

Year-end No. 1 Next Year-end No. 1
Ivan Lendl 1987 1989
Roger Federer 2007 2009
Rafael Nadal 2008 2010

This is the third time Nadal has held the No .1 ranking. The previous times: 18 August 2008 for 46 weeks and 7 June 2010 for 56 weeks.

2013 MATCH WINS LEADERS – Berdych and Ferrer are trying to win their 50th match of the season. Here are the match wins leaders:
W-L Titles
1) Rafael Nadal 65-4 10
2) Novak Djokovic 57-9 4
3) David Ferrer 49-17 2
Tomas Berdych 49-19 0
5) Stanislas Wawrinka 45-18 1

(12) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT) Nishikori Leads 2-1
09 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Jurgen Melzer 7-5 6-2 6-1
13 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R64 Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2
13 Tokyo (Japan) Hard R32 Kei Nishikori 6-7(4) 7-5 6-2

NISHIKORI FASTFACTS:

2013 Highlights
:
W: Memphis (d Lopez); SF: Brisbane (l Murray); QF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Andujar); Tokyo (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 32-16 (22-10 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: December 29, 1989
Emirates ATP Ranking: 18
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD: 23-21 (10-6)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 39-28 (7-6)
Shanghai W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-2 (SF-2011)

• Nishikori, 23, opened with a 63 64 win over Grigor Dimitrov. The Japanese native is playing here for the third time (6-2 record) and his best result was SF in 2011 (d. No. 8 Tsonga in 2R, No. 18 Dolgopolov in QF, l. to Murray)
• The top Asian player in the Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 18 reached a career-high No. 11 on June 17. Has a 32-16 (22-10 on hard, 8-4 on clay and 2-2 on grass) match record. Last week reached his fourth ATP World Tour QF of the year on home soil in Tokyo (l. to Almagro)
• He enters 17th in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings for the eight-player season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
• Won his third ATP World Tour title at Memphis (d. No. 12 Cilic in QF, d. Lopez) in February and second at ATP World Tour 500 level (also 2012-Tokyo). Did not drop a set all week
• Retired with a left knee injury in Brisbane SF, while trailing Murray 64 20
• In Grand Slam play went 8-4 this year, became first Japanese player to reach Roland Garros 4R since 1938 after beating Paire; lost to Nadal in three sets, also reached 4R at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer), fell in the 3R at Wimbledon (l. to Seppi) for the second year in a row and 1R at US Open (l. to Evans)
• Best ATP Masters 1000 result was reaching second career QF at Madrid (d. No. 2 Federer in 3R, l. to Andujar), best result was 2011 Shanghai (l. to Murray). Win over Federer was just his fourth win over a Top 5 opponent. Also reached 4R at Miami (l. to No. 5 Ferrer), and 3R at Indian Wells (l. to Berlocq)
• Won two singles rubbers for Japan in 3-2 Davis Cup World Group play-off win over Colombia

YOUNG STARS IN TOP 50 – Nishikori is one of five players age 23-under in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 11 Milos Raonic (22 years, 9 months)
No. 15 Jerzy Janowicz (22 years, 10 months)
No. 18 Kei Nishikori (23 years, 9 months)
No. 28 Grigor Dimitrov (22 years, 4 months)
No. 43 Vasek Pospisil (23 yrs., 3 months)

MELZER FASTFACTS:
2013 Highlights:
W: Winston-Salem (d Monfils); F: Zagreb (l Cilic); SF: Kuala Lumpur (l Sousa); QF(2): Brisbane (l Dimitrov); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Ferrer)
YTD W-L: 24-26 (18-12 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: May 22, 1981
Emirates ATP Ranking: 25
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD: 51-68 (6-7)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 131-138 (8-12)
Shanghai W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-0 (2R-2013)

• Melzer, 32, defeated top Croat Ivan Dodig 46 63 64 in his tournament debut on Tuesday
• The left-hander has a 24-26 match record and 18-12 on hard, 4-2 on grass and 2-12 on clay. Last week lost 11 of the last 13 games in his 67(4)75 62 loss to Nishikori in the 1R at Tokyo
• In August, the top Austrian earned his fifth career ATP World Tour title, second in U.S. by capturing Winston- Salem crown (Monfils ret. w/hip injury). Has won 20-more matches 10 years in a row. One of 14 winners 30-over this year on the ATP World Tour
• Recorded 300th career tour-level victory over Rosol in Zagreb QF, en route to final (l. to No. 12 Cilic)
• In Grand Slam play (5-4 record) with 4R at Wimbledon for second time (l. to Janowicz in five sets), 3R at Australian Open (l. to No. 3 Berdych) and 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Sijsling) and US Open (l. to Donskoy). In doubles, reached QF at Wimbledon (w/Blake)

(3) David Ferrer (ESP) vs Lukas Rosol (CZE) Ferrer Leads 1-0
12 Auckland (New Zealand) Hard R16 David Ferrer 6-4 6-2

FERRER FASTFACTS:
2013 Highlights
:
W(2): Auckland (d Kohlschreiber); Buenos Aires (d Wawrinka); F(4): Acapulco (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Murray); Oeiras (l Wawrinka); Roland Garros (l Nadal); SF(2): Doha (l Davydenko); Australian Open (l Djokovic); QF(6): ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Wimbledon (l Del Potro); US Open (l Gasquet); Kuala Lumpur (l Sousa); Beijing (l Gasquet)
YTD W-L: 49-17 (24-9 on hard)
YTD Titles: 2/Career Titles: 20
Date of Birth: April 2, 1982
Emirates ATP Ranking: 4
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD: 132-86 (8-6)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 116-109 (11-9)
Shanghai W-L (Best Result-Year): 7-3 (Runner-up-2011)

• Ferrer, 31, playing here for the fourth time (7-3 record) and first time since reaching the final in 2011 (l. to Murray). Clinched fourth spot for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London
• The No. 2 Spaniard (behind Nadal) is one victory away from his fourth straight 50-plus match win season and fifth time in his career. Has a 49-17 match record (24-9 on hard, 21-6 on clay, 4-2 on grass)
• Has reached QF or better in 14 of 19 tournaments (8-6 in QF matches). Has reached back-to-back QF at Beijing (l. to Gasquet) last week and Kuala Lumpur (l. to eventual champ Sousa) the week before
• In last Grand Slam tournament reached eighth straight Grand Slam QF at US Open (l. to Gasquet in 5-sets) and broke a six-match winning streak in five-set matches. Will come into 2014 having played in 44 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments
• Advanced to QF-better at all four Grand Slams for second year in a row, including his first Slam final at Roland Garros. Did not drop a set en route. At Australian Open, recorded his 500th career match win over Almagro in five sets (from two sets down in QF) en route to his second SF (l. to Djokovic)
• One of 12 players on ATP World Tour with multiple titles during year. Won fourth Auckland title and tied Roy Emerson’s record (d. Kohlschreiber) after third straight triumph. Marked second time in career won a tournament three times in a row (Acapulco (2010-12)
• Defended Buenos Aires title (d. Wawrinka in three sets) and it was his 20th career ATP World Tour trophy. It was also his 10th clay-court crown. Then followed with final in Acapulco (l. to Nadal)
• In May, runner-up at Oeiras (l. to Wawrinka) and reached 1st major final at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal) after beating Tsonga in SF. It was his 42nd Grand Slam tournament and at 31y, 68d old, became 1st player 30-over to reach French final since Gomez won title in 1990. Was looking to become oldest major winner since Andre Agassi (32) at '03 Australian Open
• Advanced to second straight Wimbledon QF (l. to del Potro) and afterwards reached career-high No. 3 on July 8. Was there for five weeks in a row

ROSOL FASTFACTS:
2013 Highlights:

W: Bucharest (d Garcia-Lopez); QF(2): Zagreb (l Melzer); St. Petersburg (l Przysiezny)
YTD W-L: 20-24 (11-16 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: July 24, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 45
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD: 5-7 (3-5)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 23-33 (9-10)
Shanghai W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-0 (2R-2013)

• Rosol, 28, knocked off Frenchman Julien Benneteau 63 16 63 in the 1R on Sunday in his debut
• Has a 20-24 match record on the season (11-16 on hard, 8-6 on clay and 1-2 on grass). Last week fell to eventual champion Djokovic in 1R at Beijing.
• In April, captured his maiden ATP World Tour title in Bucharest (d. Simon in SF, Garcia-Lopez in F). Lone Czech singles winner during season and one of seven first-time winners during year
• Helped his country back to Davis Cup final (vs. Serbia) by playing in all three ties en route to final (2-2 in singles). Lost in 1R vs. Wawrinka and then in QF, won two singles matches in four sets over Kazakhstan’s Golubev and Korolev. In SF, lost dead rubber vs Argentina's Zeballos. In 1R doubles match (w/Berdych), overcame Swiss Chiudinelli-Wawrinka 24-22 in fifth set in match lasting a Davis Cup record 7 hours, 1 minute
• In Grand Slam play (2-4 record), reaching 2R at Australian Open (l. to Raonic) and Roland Garros (l. to Fognini) and 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Reister in five sets) and US Open (l. to Becker)
• Has a 2-6 (0-2 in 2013) lifetime vs. Top 10 opponents. His last win came over No. 2 Nadal in five sets at Wimbledon last year

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