Roger Federer confirmed for Shanghai Rolex Masters 2012

Roger Federer has confirmed his participation for the Shanghai Rolex Masters in October, but injured Rafael Nadal, who also missed the US Open, is unlikely to make it this time.

World No. 1 Roger Federer, who was stunned by the World No. 7 Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the 2012 US Open quarter finals in four sets with a 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 score line. Swiss star said he had not played his best tennis in the US Open quarters.

Federer will spend some time along with his family after his long summer trip over the ATP World Tour and going to back to training session soon as possible. Swiss Tennis star will play next tournament at the 2012 Shanghia Masters, schedule to begin from the 7th October at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai, China.

Federer said he will work hard to back to top form, before heading into the Shanghai Masters in China and going to give tough competition to best players on the tour.

Federer retook the world No. 1 spot after winning the Wimbledon this year. After winning the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month, Federer has accumulated a total of 21 Masters titles, equaling that of Nadal's. But the Spaniard's absence from Shanghai should give the Swiss an edge and set a new record. Besides Federer, the world's top 44 male tennis players including the No. 2 Novak Djokovic and the No. 4 Andy Murray are also expected to show up for the October 7 - 14 tournament. Organizers also claimed that ticket sales went up by 30 percent since last year with most of the tickets for the final and semifinals already sold out in a month.

Date: 8th September 2012, Source: Shanghai Rolex Masters