Shanghai, China (SportsNetwork.com) - Seeds Tommy Haas and John Isner were among Monday's opening-round winners at the $3.85 million Shanghai Masters tennis event.
The 11th-seeded 35-year-old Haas handled big-serving American Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-4 in 62 minutes, while the 14th-seeded 6-foot-9 Isner fired 29 aces in overcoming Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in 2 hours, 17 minutes on the hardcourts at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena.
Also on Day 2, Spaniard Marcel Granollers topped former top-10 star Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 and another former top-10 performer, Gael Monfils, drubbed Japanese qualifier Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 6-2 on a rainy day in Shanghai.
Several seeds will take to the courts for first-round matches on Tuesday, including U.S. Open semifinalist Richard Gasquet, last week's Tokyo runner-up and recent Bangkok titlist Milos Raonic, and Japan's Kei Nishikori.
This week's field is highlighted by reigning champion Novak Djokovic and 2009 Shanghai runner-up Rafael Nadal. Djokovic beat the new world No. 1 Nadal on Sunday in the final at the China Open in Beijing.
Djokovic, who beat Andy Murray in last year's Shanghai finale, will meet Granollers in the round of 32.
The Sports Network