Ready for ace tournament

Staff of the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters watch a flag-raising ceremony yesterday at Shanghai Qizhong Tennis Center, where the top-class tennis event will run from today until October 16. As the highest level tournament in the ATP world tour and the only ATP Masters 1000 Tournament in Asia, the Shanghai Rolex Masters has attracted more than 100 of the world’s top players. However, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 3 Roger Federer pulled out due to physical problems.