of Spain will take on the Swiss number 2 Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2nd round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai China.
Nadal is the world number 1 and he has so far enjoyed a record breaking season, in June he won a 5th French Open title in Paris and he backed that performance by a month later by winning Wimbledon for the 2nd time in his career.
Last month Nadal went on to win The US Open in Flushing Meadows New York for the 1st time in his career when he beat Novak Djokovic of Serbia in 4 sets in the final 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2.
The result saw Nadal become the 7th man in the open era to complete the career Grand Slam. Djokovic had beaten Roger Federer in the semi finals in 5 sets 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 7-5.
Federer however is a 5 time former US Open champion.