These 500-level events showcased three of the top five men while inflicting less enviable fates on some of their leading challengers.
Two 500 tournaments set the stage for the last Masters 1000 tournament of the season in Paris.
Most of last week’s tournaments began with clear title favorites. Plenty of surprises still unfolded, though.
One week before the WTA year-end championships, the regular season ends on European indoor courts in Moscow and Luxembourg.
Novak Djokovic concluded his triumphant march through China, while the field at the WTA year-end championships crystallized.
David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Richard Gasquet highlight fields at ATP 250 tournaments this week.
Two small events in Linz and Osaka create a quiet interlude two weeks before the year-end championships.
The top seeds shone in Asia this week, but others also left their mark for better and for worse.
The Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai features 19 of the top 20 men.