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Carreno Busta, Querrey looking to gain points in Emirates ATP Race To London
The first round concludes and second round commences with 15 singles matches on Tuesday’s schedule at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Nine of the 16 seeds are in action, including 2013 finalist Juan Martin del Potro, who meets 19-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev for the first time. Rublev is No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan and a career-high No. 35 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
In other second-round matches, No. 4 seed Marin Cilic faces Kyle Edmund, No. 15 seed Lucas Pouille plays Fabio Fognini, #NextGenATP player Hyeon Chung challenges Richard Gasquet, and Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Albert Ramos-Vinolas go head-to-head. Carreno Busta narrowly leads Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson on the cut-off for Nitto ATP Finals qualification.
Querrey and Anderson are among the 20 players in first-round action. The 6-foot-6 Querrey opens against 5-foot-9 Yuichi Sugita, while the 6-foot-8 Anderson faces 5-foot-11 Adrian Mannarino. Denis Shapovalov debuts against Viktor Troicki on Court 4. The 18-year-old Shapovalov cracked the Top 50 on Monday to become the youngest Top 50 player since Rafael Nadal on 1 November 2004.