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Alex de Minaur, Max Purcell and Aleksandar Vukic lead a powerful Aussie contingent at this week’s ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai.

Shanghai, China, 3 October 2023 | Leigh Rogers

The fantastic intensity in Australian males’s tennis is obvious at this week’s Shanghai Masters, the place an unheard of 11 Aussies function within the singles primary draw.

That is the highest-ever illustration of Australians within the singles primary draw at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

The ATP Masters 1000s are a sequence of tournaments that had been presented in 1990 and are regarded as the excursion’s greatest occasions outdoor of the 4 Grand Slams.

International No.12 Alex de Minaur leads the Aussie rate in Shanghai this week, receiving direct acceptance along compatriots Max Purcell, Alexei Popyrin, Aleksandar Vukic, Chris O’Connell, Jordan Thompson and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

An extra 4 Australians – Rinky Hijikata, James Duckworth, Dane Sweeny and Philip Sekulic – earned their position via qualifying.

It marks the primary time that 22-year-old Sweeny and 20-year-old Sekulic have certified at an ATP Masters 1000 event.

“Tennis in Australia goes in reality neatly at this time,” Duckworth mentioned beating compatriot 20-year-old James McCabe within the ultimate qualifying spherical.

“There’s such a lot of within the draw, so it’s most probably an excellent chance you’re taking part in one among them at some degree. However I feel all of us do a horny excellent task of simply form of hanging that at the back of us and going in the market and competing.

“Then we get round each and every different, you realize, off-court and it’s a excellent camaraderie.”

The former file for selection of Australians in an ATP Masters 1000 singles primary draw used to be 8.

This used to be final accomplished in 1999, when Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, Jason Stoltenberg, Scott Draper, Andrew Ilie, Lleyton Hewitt, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde all competed in Miami.

The Australian males also are atmosphere a brand new event file in Shanghai, the place their earlier best possible illustration used to be 3 (set in 2018 with De Minaur, Nick Kyrgios and Matt Ebden).

The full selection of Australian males competing at this yr’s event, together with doubles and qualifying, is nineteen.

AUSSIES IN ACTION – Shanghai

RESULTS
Males’s qualifying singles, ultimate spherical
[1] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) d Benjamin Lock (ZIM) 6-1 6-4
[3] James Duckworth (AUS) 
d [21] James McCabe (AUS) 7-6(6) 6-2
[19] Dane Sweeny (AUS) d [12] Seongchan Hong (KOR) 6-2 6-1
Philip Sekulic (AUS) d Arthur Weber (FRA) 6-4 6-3
[2] Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) d [13] Li Tu (AUS) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-5
[16] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d Luke Saville (AUS) 6-3 6-3
[18] Stefano Napolitano (ITA) d [4] Marc Polmans (AUS) 6-7(3) 6-6 def.

COMING UP
Males’s singles, first spherical
[11] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Bye
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP)
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [Q] Terence Atmane (FRA)
Chris O’Connell (AUS) v Botic van de Zandschulp (NED)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v Matteo Arnaldi (ITA)
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [WC] Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Max Purcell (AUS) v [Q] Hsu Yu-Hsiou (TPE)
[Q] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) v Laslo Djere (SRB)
[Q] James Duckworth (AUS) v Yannick Hanfmann (GER)
[Q] Dane Sweeny (AUS) v Taro Daniel (JPN)
[Q] Philip Sekulic (AUS) v Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)

> VIEW: Shanghai Masters males’s singles draw

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[4] Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Matwe Middelkoop (NED)/Andrea Mies (GER)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS)
v [1] Ivan Dodig (CRO)/Austin Krajicek (USA)
Rinky Hijikata (AUS)/Cameron Norrie (GBR) v Hubert Hurkacz (POL)/Ben Shelton (USA)
John Friends (AUS)/Nikola Mektic (CRO) v Kevin Krawietz (GER)/Tim Puetz (GER)

> VIEW: Shanghai Masters males’s doubles draw

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