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Feature: By the Numbers...

By the Numbers...
October 12, 2019
As Asia's only ATP Masters 1000, the Rolex Shanghai Masters is the largest men's professional tennis tournament on the continent. It transforms Qizhong Stadium into a busy city for one week a year with a veritable army of personnel to look after the players, tournament operations, and media coverage.

We present the 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters by the numbers:

1 - new singles champion
2 - sessions (day and night) for the first time
12 - minutes, the record for fastest racquet stringing including cutting, stenciling and bagging for a player on court (average is 20 minutes)
12 - state-of-the-art Ogawa massage chairs in the players' area
23 - massage beds used by physios
25 - nationalities in the singles main draw (most players: France with 6)
36 - lbs, the lowest tension racquet strung this week (highest: 64.5 lbs)
62 - photographers covering the action
69 - imported Tomahawk steaks eaten in the Players' Restaurant
73 - line umpires (in addition to 13 chair umpires)
80 - ball kids
150 - specialty pizzas ordered per day in the Players' Restaurant, including Roger Federer's Figelicious and Novak Djokovic's Gluten-free Quattro Formaggi
246 - credentialed Chinese media
280 - Members of the Roger Federer Fan Club who buy blocks of seats every year to support the Swiss 290 - airport pick-ups and drop-offs
380 - volunteers
400 - pieces of shrimp dim sum served per day in the Players' Restaurant (to go with 30 whole chickens and 50 kgs of carving ribeye)
611 - racquets strung prior to semifinals day
700 - meals served on a busy day at the Players' Restaurant, including 580 a la carte orders
3,240 - balls used
4,500 - towels supplied
6,500 - cases of water
408,840 - USD to the winning doubles team
1,374,995 - USD to the singles winner

Let's do it all again in 2020, even bigger and better!
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