Rising stars Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Martin Del Potro are scheduled to be in action Sunday as the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai opens for business.
The eight-man round-robin field will focus on the Gold Group on the day one.
Tsonga, who was the last person to gain direct entry into the field thanks to an impressive title-run in Paris, meets the super-steady Nikolay Davydenko. Del Potro will be first to take the court against Novak Djokovic.
The 20-year-old Del Potro has won 36 of his last 41 matches, I think he’ll get the better of Novak. I also like Tsonga, who’s 7-3 vs. Top 10 players in 2008, to beat Dayvdenko.
On Monday in the Red Group, top dog Roger Federer faces Gilles Simon and Andy Roddick meets Andy Murray.
Here in the U.S. TV coverage will be provided by Fox Sports Net. Check your local listings as always!
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