After a thrilling start to the Asian swing, all eyes now turn to Shanghai next month. It’s the penultimate Masters of the year and there is more at stake than ever.
Who will claim the last four spots for the Finals in London? Will Novak Djokovic hold off Rafael Nadal in the race for World No.1? And how will Andy Murray fare at the Masters where he has enjoyed so much success?
Here are five classic matches from Shanghai to whet your appetite, which you can watch on demand now – or select ‘Add to MY CHANNEL’ to watch whenever you want on any device!
5) Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov (2017 QF)
A week after a dazzling three-setter in Beijing, Nadal and Dimitrov were at it again with shows of extraordinary athleticism. The Bulgarian is now back in the top 30 after his surprise run at the US Open. Let’s hope for another dazzling encounter like this one. Watch the full replay now
4) Roger Federer v Juan Martín del Potro (2017 SF)
The Argentine overpowered Federer in Flushing Meadows to halt his 100% win record at the Slams in 2017. But the Swiss soon had an opportunity for revenge – though it didn’t entirely go to plan. Watch the full replay now
3) Juan Martín del Potro v Novak Djokovic (2013 F)
A titanic encounter where both were at the top of their game. Del Potro had dispatched Nadal in straight sets in the semi-finals. But he faced a stern test against the World No.1 in an enthralling tussle of aggressive offence and masterful counter-punching. Watch the full replay now
2) Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer (2014 SF)
The Serb went into this clash on a 28-match unbeaten run in China. But Federer took him to the sword with what Djokovic described as a “perfect match” from the Swiss. Watch the full replay now.
1) Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic (2012 Final)
Just weeks after their five-hour epic in Flushing Meadows, Djokovic and Murray were back writing another gripping chapter in their rivalry. The Scot had five championship points – but as we all know, Novak Djokovic brings out his very best when he seems to be beaten. This was one of the best matches at a Masters in the past ten years. Watch the full replay now.