Beijing, China; Surface: hard
Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet, Stan Wawrinka, Tommy Haas, John Isner
Floaters: Lukas Rosol, Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, Sam Querrey, Mikhail Youzhny, Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil, Lleyton Hewitt
Notes: Wildcards went to former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, and China’s Wu Di and Zhang Ze…Interesting first round matches include (1) Djokovic vs. the streaky Rosol (winner to likely face Hot Sauce), Querrey vs. Youzhny (winner to likely face (6) Wawrinka), (3) Ferrer vs. Popsicle, and (7) Haas vs. Hewitt…Wawrinka makes debut at event…Pulling from the event were Marin Cilic (doping suspension), Ernests Gulbis, Jerzy Janowicz (back), and Martin Klizan…Returning champs in the field are Djokovic (2012,’10-09), Berdych (2011), and Nadal (2005).
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