Held alongside the prestigious WTA event, the 500-level ATP China Open always attracts a strong field with Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and six-time winner Novak Djokovic among its recent champions.

Top players are always keen to warm up for the Shanghai Masters in the Chinese capital, with Juan Martin del Potro, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Murray among the players scheduled to appear when the 2018 China Open takes place from 1-7 October 2018.

ATP Beijing live streaming

ATP Beijing tennis is live from 1-7 October with play starting around 11am local/4am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on China Open tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch & bet on China Open tennis

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for ATP China Open tennis, live from Beijing from 1-7 October 2018

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply. 

China Open tournament schedule

ATP Beijing Players 2018

Three top-10 players and a former champion headline a typically strong field at the ATP China Open in 2018, live from Beijing from 1-7 October 2018.

With defending champion Rafael Nadal and six-time winner Novak Djokovic, only one former champion will be in action at the China Open in 2018 - and that's Andy Murray, who is playing his final event of a short and difficult season as he continues to search for match wins and confidence after the hip surgery he underwent in January 2018, before ending his season to focus on rest and rehabilitation for the 2019 season.

That could mean that opportunity very much knocks for other players at the 2018 China Open, which may well crown a new champion. A strong contender has to be world no. 8 Grigor Dimitrov, one of three top-10 players entered for the 500-level event, who made the final in Beijing in 2016.

Dimitrov, the defending Nitto ATP Finals champion, is one of those players who are looking to strengthen their chances of qualifying among the elite eight-man field for the season-ending championship with a strong run in Beijing. Currently in 17th place at the time of writing, Dimitrov's chances look remote - but that's very much not the case for the other two top-10 players in the China Open field.

Juan Martin del Potro, the US Open runner-up, is looking for his third title of 2018 after winning the 500-level event in Acapulco and the Masters 1000 Series event at Indian Wells - his first title at that level - while Alexander Zverev, currently just two places behind del Potro in the Race to London in fifth, is looking for his fourth title of the season after winning the Washington, D.C. 500, the 250 in Munich and the Madrid Masters.

Miami Masters champion and Wimbledon semifinalist John Isner is joined by compatriots Jack Sock and Sam Querrey in the field for the 2018 China Open, while rising stars Karen Khachanov, Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund and Halle winner Borna Coric look to make their mark when the 500-level event begins in Beijing on Monday 1 October 2018.

About the China Open

One of 13 500-level tournaments played on the ATP World Tour over the course of the year, the China Open is a significant stop on the autumn Asian swing of men's tennis tournaments and a key battleground in the fight to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals.

Held in early October and preceded by a double-header of events played on Chinese soil in Shenzhen and Chengdu, the China Open is half of a double bill of 500 tournaments played on outdoor hard courts, with the Japan Open also taking place in Tokyo the same week. 

The China Open began as the Salem Open-Beijing back in 1993 as part of a new series of tournaments launched in Asia. The competition was not held between 1998 and 2003, but made its return in 2004, along with the WTA event which was previously held in Shanghai. 

The China Open was the first tournament held outside of the USA to use the Hawkeye system when it implemented it in 2006.

In the wake of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which saw Rafael Nadal win the gold medal in men's singles, while Fernando Gonzalez and Novak Djokovic took silver and bronze and Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won gold in the men's doubles, the China Open was relocated to the National Tennis Centre built for the Olympics. The Tennis Centre was expanded in 2011 and includes the beautifully-named Diamond Stadium, which seats up to 15,000 people.

While the China Open included such luminaries as Marat Safin (2004), Rafael Nadal (2005) and Andy Roddick (2008) in its earlier incarnation, since 2009 and its elevation to 500 status, Novak Djokovic is by far the most successful player in its history. Djokovic owns an unbeaten 29-0 record in Beijing where he is wildly popular with the fans, claiming the title no fewer than six times, in 2009-10 and for four successive years between 2012 and 2015.

Djokovic's reign was briefly interrupted by Tomas Berdych in 2011, and Andy Murray became the China Open's first British champion in 2016 before Nadal reclaimed the title after a 12-year gap in 2017, beating maverick Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final. 

The China Open not only offers players the opportunity to warm up for the penultimate Masters 1000 Series event of the year, held the following week in Shanghai, but is a key battleground when it comes to securing qualification for the season-ending championships. 

ATP Beijing tournament information

ATP Beijing Tournament Information

ATP BeijingChina Open
Dates1-7 October
VenueBeijing Olympic Green Tennis Center
LocationBeijing, China
First Played1993
Draw Size32 Singles/16 Doubles
CategoryATP 500 Series
Prize Money$3,028,080
SurfaceOutdoor hard courts
Most titlesNovak Djokovic (6 - 2009-10, 2012-15)
Reigning Singles ChampionRafael Nadal
Reigning Doubles ChampionsHenri Kontinen/John Peers

ATP Beijing Ranking Points

These are the ranking points awarded by the ATP World Tour for reaching various rounds at a 500-level tournament like the China Open.

ATP 500 ranking points

Round of 1645

China Open ATP champions

Here is a complete list of all the singles champions so far at the ATP World Tour Beijing 500 event. 

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

ATP Beijing Previous Winners

1993Michael ChangGreg Rusedski
1994Michael Chang (2)Anders Jarryd
1995Michael Chang (3)Renzo Furlan
1996Greg RusedskiMartin Damm
1997Jim CourierMagnus Gustafsson
2004Marat SafinMikhail Youzhny
2005Rafael NadalGuillermo Coria
2006Marcos BaghdatisMario Ancic
2007Fernando GonzalezTommy Robredo
2008Andy RoddickDudi Sela
2009Novak DjokovicMarin Cilic
2010Novak Djokovic (2)David Ferrer
2011Tomas Berdych Marin Cilic
2012Novak Djokovic (3)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2013Novak Djokovic (4)Rafael Nadal
2014Novak Djokovic (5)Tomas Berdych
2015Novak Djokovic (6)Rafael Nadal
2016Andy MurrayGrigor Dimitrov
2017Rafael Nadal (2)Nick Kyrgios

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