it had been confirmed by the official of Shanghai Masters
So even super Federer is good enough to announce his withdrawal like 3 weeks ahead despite being a major blow to the ticket selling for Shanghai.
If Soderling withdraws after all it means he is the true superstar
(or more likely that he was a bit day to day and couldn't really decide until last minute AGAIN)
thats why i was pretty sure today as Jenni said she was heading to the airport and no statement from the organizers that he is indeed coming. The organizers always want the players there a bit ahead if possible so they can do some media activities and promotion for the tournament. So no doubt they have been told already if he can't play