Can we say that the Asian swing has finally kicked into high gear for the men? As of today, it’s almost there. This week the ATP brings us both the Japan Open and the China Open, where Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and new U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic make their fall-season debuts. Five of the Top 10 men are in Beijing; four others are in Tokyo. The only missing name is Roger Federer’s: He’ll make his return next week, at the Masters event in Shanghai. For now, here’s a look ahead at the draws in Beijing and Tokyo.
It feels a little like tennis season again.