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Shanghai Rolex Masters 2018 Live Stream: How to watch and bet on tennis live from Shanghai

Live Tennis Staff in News 5 Dec 2017
  • The Shanghai Rolex Masters 2018 tennis is live from Shanghai from 7-14 October 2018
  • Defending champion, Roger Federer seeks a third title at the tournament, while three-time winners, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are expected to return
Roger Federer. (Photo by Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

The Shanghai Rolex Masters 2018 tennis is live from Shanghai from 7-14 October 2018 as defending champion, Roger Federer seeks a third title at the event, while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray should return after missing last year's edition due to injuries. How to watch and bet on tennis live from Shanghai.

Shanghai Masters 2018 tournament schedule




Who is playing the Shanghai Masters in 2018?

Seeking a record-equaling third title, defending champion, Roger Federer returns to Shanghai, where he is joined by the cream of the ATP Tour for the penultimate Masters 1000 event of the season.

Federer and great rival, Rafael Nadal took their 2017 ATP dominance to Shanghai, with both men meeting for the fourth time in the calendar year. Their Shanghai meeting went the way of the three previous 2017 encounters, with Federer dismissing Nadal in straight sets to claim his sixth title of an outstanding season. Nadal struggled with a knee problem in that final, as his search for a maiden title stretched into another season. Nadal has now lost two Shanghai finals, the other being his 2009 defeat to Nikolay Davydenko.

No player has won more Shanghai titles that Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. The duo, both of whom has three titles, missed last year’s edition as they recovered from their respective injuries, but they should be back to a favourite hunting ground in 2018, looking to wrestle the title away from Federer.

Federer, Djokovic and Murray are the only active players to have won the Shanghai Masters, while Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, along with Nadal, are among the marquee names who have fallen in the final. Djokovic and Murray were not the only top names to miss last year’s Shanghai Masters due to injury- a long band of 2017 absentees set to return include Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

Juan Martin del Potro’s strong finish to 2017 included a semi-final loss to Roger Federer in Shanghai, and provided he is fully fit, the big Argentine will again be a threat twelve months on, while Grigor Dimitrov, Marin Cilic, David Goffin and Jack Sock are all capable of deep runs. 

As usual, the younger generation will again attempt to break into the big league. Alexander Zverev, who is already in that big league, will lead the way, while the likes of Denis Shapovalov, Hyeon Chung, Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev will look to continue their progression.


ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters Seeds


Check back her in October for the seeded players at the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters.


About the Shanghai Rolex Masters


The penultimate Masters Series event of the season, the Shanghai Rolex Masters also brings the ATP World Tour’s autumn Asian swing to a close after stops in 250 events in Shenzhen and Chengdu, and 500-level events in Beijing and Tokyo held the week before the Shanghai Masters.

The roots of the Shanghai Rolex Masters date back to 1996, when the first ATP event was held in the largest city in China. In 2002, the ATP World Tour’s season-ending championships were held in Shanghai for the first time at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, and the popularity of champion Lleyton Hewitt led the ATP World Tour to bring the season finale – then known as the Tennis Masters Cup – back to Shanghai for a four-year sojourn between 2005 and 2008 at a purpose-built facility, the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena. Roger Federer featured in three of the four Tennis Masters Cup finals in Shanghai, finishing runner-up to David Nalbandian in 2005 and capturing the title in 2006-7 before Novak Djokovic won his first title in 2008, the final year of the event being held in Shanghai.

As the season-ending championships, now known as the ATP World Tour Finals, moved to London in 2009, the Shanghai event took on a new guise as the second-to-last of nine Masters Series events held in the season. Rebranded as the Shanghai Rolex Masters and offering 1,000 ranking points to the winner, the event is now one of the highlights of the climactic stages of the ATP World Tour season and a key battleground when it comes to qualifying for the season-ending championships.

The flagship event of the ATP World Tour’s autumn Asian swing, the inaugural Shanghai Rolex Masters was won by Nikolay Davydenko, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the final. Titles for Andy Murray (2010-11) and Novak Djokovic (2012-13, 2015) followed, with Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer featuring in the finals as well as Roger Federer, who finally captured the title in 2014 when he beat Gilles Simon in the final. the great Swiss doubled his title haul with victory over Nadal in 2017.


Shanghai Masters tournament information

Fast facts about the Shanghai Rolex Masters

Shanghai Rolex Masters
Dates7-14 October 2018
LocationShanghai, China
VenueQizhong Forest Sports City 
First played2009
CategoryMasters 1000
SurfaceHard courts
Prize money$5,452,985
Draw size56 singles/24 doubles
Most titlesAndy Murray/Novak Djokovic (3 each)
Reigning singles championRoger Federer
Reigning doubles championsHenri Kontinen/ John Peers

Shanghai Masters champions

Previous winners of the Shanghai Rolex Masters

YearChampionRunner-up
2009Nikolay DavydenkoRafael Nadal
2010Andy MurrayRoger Federer
2011Andy Murray (2)David Ferrer
2012Novak DjokovicAndy Murray
2013Novak Djokovic (2)Juan Martin del Potro
2014Roger FedererGilles Simon
2015Novak Djokovic (3)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2016Andy Murray (3)Roberto Bautista Agut
2017Roger Federer (2)Rafael Nadal

How to watch and bet on tennis from Shanghai live online


1. Sign in

First, sign in or open an account with Unibet (they have licensed online streams internationally for members)




Deposit £5 or more to access live streams (you can withdraw this amount and close your account whenever you wish).

2. Go to sports > live streaming to see all the streams available





You can also select 'tennis' from the sports menu to the left to find the match you want - just look for the 'uTV' logo to identify streamed matches.

3. Watch and bet on tennis at Unibet




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Shanghai Rolex Masters 2018 Live Stream: How to watch and bet on tennis live from Shanghai

The Shanghai Rolex Masters 2018 tennis is live from Shanghai from 7-14 October 2018 as defending champion, Roger Federer seeks a third title at the event, while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray should return after missing last year's edition due to injuries. How to watch and bet on tennis live from Shanghai.

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