Through YouTube, Shanghai Rolex Masters shared a 'behind the scenes' video, taking us to the exclusive and private room of Roger Federer. The Swiss player, as well as the other top-eight seeds and the two top doubles teams, have a VIP room instead of a common locker room.
As you can see by the video, there is a sofa, TV, a massage table, bathroom and a Michelin chef at the player's restaurant. World no. 4 Alexander Zverev said Shanghai was one of the most beautiful Masters 1000 event, probably only after Indian Wells, and the other top players see it as a priority event as well.
In its first five years, 2009-2013, the tournament was awarded the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year, which is voted by the ATP players. It also has a very big prize money: the singles winner earns $1,336,000.