Federer returns to ATP action after playing at the Laver Cup last month and his first opponent in China will be the winner of Cilic vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Cilic has struggled for form in 2019 and slipped down the rankings but has the game to cause problems, especially on a hard court.Two-time Shanghai Masters champion Roger Federer could meet Marin Cilic in the second round of the tournament after the draw was announced.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic starts his campaign against the winner of #NextGenATP stars Denis Shapovalov and Frances Tiafoe.Djokovic is currently in action at the Japan Open, where he is through to Sunday’s final.
Should the world No 1 reach the quarter-finals in Shanghai, he could face sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas before a semi-final with in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev.
Medvedev has won 24 of his last 27 matches, made five consecutive finals and beat Djokovic at Cincinnati Masters.Elsewhere, three-time champion Andy Murray continue his progress from hip surgery and starts his campaign against a qualifier.
The British star could then meet either 10th seed Fabio Fognini or Sam Querrey if he progresses.Australian Alex de Minaur, who won in Zhuhai last week, faces American John Isner in the opening round.US Open champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament after failing to recover from a hand injury.Top Searches - Trending Searches - New Articles - Top Articles - Trending Articles - Featured Articles - Top Members
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