As the 2023 ATP Masters 1000 series heads towards its conclusion as the penultimate event on the tour, the Rolex Shanghai Masters prepares to take place again live from Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena. The second-to-last event on the nine-competition circuit has been one of the most prestigious titles outside grand slams for years.
After three years on the sidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will be eager to see some of the sport’s biggest stars take to the hard court in pursuit of glory, with every edition throwing up its share of thrilling encounters and nail-biting clashes.
But, there will be one major absentee from the draw. Four-time winner and world number one Novak Djokovic confirmed he will sit out this latest edition, leaving the door open for Carlos Alcaraz to potentially reclaim the top spot in the rankings ahead of the climactic Rolex Paris Masters and ATP Finals.Getty Images
Nevertheless, the event will still draw some of the biggest names from across the men’s game in both singles and doubles formats, with world number three Daniil Medvedev hoping to defend the crown he won here in 2019 against Alexander Zverev. Holger Rune, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner will all be back and chasing glory too. But how can you watch and live stream the 2023 Shanghai Masters? GOAL takes you through your viewing options, the rundown on where to get tickets and just what the schedule will look like as the ATP’s biggest stars face off in China.
2023 ATP 1000 Shanghai Masters overview
|Date||October 4-15th 2023|
|Surface||Outdoor Hard Court|
|Venue||Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena|
|ATP Champion Points||1000|
2023 ATP 1000 Shanghai Masters scheduleGetty Images
*Courts and start times are provisional
The 2023 ATP 1000 Shanghai Masters will be played over eight courts at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, catering for both singles and doubles matches.
Measuring 30,649 square feet and with four floors, the standout stadium at the heart of the Qizhong Forest Sports City complex is one of the leading venues for tennis in world sport.
With a retractable roof that allows outdoor or indoor play, most of the final games across the singles tournament will be played on this court in front of 13,779 spectators.
The remaining seven match courts at the Qizhong Forest Sports City complex offer some of the fastest action for players as they reach the culmination of the Asian Swing, testing ball control to the max.
|Qualifying||October 4th-6th, 2023||TBC|
|Round One||October 7th-8th, 2023||TBC|
|Round Two||October 9th-10th, 2023||TBC|
|Last-32||October 11th, 2023||TBC|
|Last-16||October 12th, 2023||TBC|
|Quarter-Finals||October 13th, 2023||TBC|
|Semi-Finals||October 14th, 2023||TBC|
|Final||October 15th, 2023||TBC|
ATP Tour Standings - Top Eight
|2||C. Alcaraz Garfia||8535|
How to get tickets for the Shanghai MastersGetty Images
If you hope to take in a match at this year’s standout tournament on the Asian Swing, tickets are still on sale through the website for the Shanghai Masters. Qualifying dates start at $18.00, while tickets for the main event begin at $27.00. Tickets for the final appear to be sold out, but you can try your luck on StubHub to get in on the Shanghai Masters finals.
Where can I watch the Shanghai Masters on TV?
When does the ATP World Masters Tours begin?
The ATP Tour schedule for 2024 will be announced via the official ATP Tour website.
Where can I watch the tournament highlights?
You can watch the tournament highlights with commentary for free on YouTube via the official Shanghai Masters streaming channel.