Fifth seed Mardy Fish became the first big casualty at the Shanghai Masters when he lost to 49th-ranked Bernard Tomic.
Rafael Nadal refused to discuss any potential meeting between players this week to discuss the punishing demands of the tennis schedule.
Third-seeded duo Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic overpowered Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) to take the China Open men's doubles title here on Sunday.
Czech third seed Tomas Berdych rallied to beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 2-1 to claim the ATP singles title at the 2011 China Open here on Sunday.
Andy Murray reduced Rafa Nadal's granite-like resistance to rubble as he beat the Spaniard 3-6 6-2 6-0 to capture the Japan Open on Sunday.
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska saw off Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final of 2011 China Open on Saturday.
Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta on Friday scored a gritty victory over world number one and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to set up a semifinal clash against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the China Open.
Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was the latest high-profile player to exit the China Open.
Not in her wildest dreams did Stacey Allaster imagine she'd make it this far.
Chinese tennis star Li Na on Thursday became the fifth singles player to qualify for the prestigious TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships which would be held in Istanbul.
Zheng bows out to Radwanska to end local singles' hopes in Beijing
Third seed Vera Zvonareva crumbled to a 6-1 6-2 defeat by Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in the third round of the China Open on Wednesday.