The Commonwealth Games are being held during the week of Tokyo and Beijing this year in Delhi, India. India being fairly close to China allows for the players to back up the next week in the Shanghai Masters so there is a possibility.
Top players, country and ranking
Andy Murray, Scotland, no.4 - Could be one of his few chances to represent Scotland and not fall under the GB flag. The 2014 games are being held in Scotland so I think it would be much more likely he would play in them as opposed to these ones.
Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, no.26 - Has come out and stated at the start of the year that he is contractually obligated to play in Tokyo because of his sponsorship to Yonex. Also in interviews he has done he doesn't seem too keen.
Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, no.27 - Marcos seems very passionate about playing for Cyprus but it's hard to know if he would give up the chance to gain ATP points.
Peter Luczak, Australia, no.83 - Peter will probably play just because I think it could be his last chance to actually win something for Australia.
Kevin Anderson, South Africa, no.95 - Hard to say what Kevin will do, he could go either way.
Dustin Brown, Jamaica, no.102 - Problems with the Jamaica tennis federation could force Dustin to miss the Commonwealth games, but you never know.
Somdev Devvarman, India, no.103 - I'd think it would be very very likely Somdev would play just because it is being played in India.
Carsten Ball, Australia, no.134 - Carsten will probably play. He is a bit of a representitive whore
Daniel Nestor, Canada, no.1 (doubles) - Considering Nestor's age he may actually play.
Leander Paes, India, no.6 (doubles) - Will almost definitely play with Bhupathi.
Mahesh Bhupathi, India, no.7 (doubles) - see above.
Mark Knowles, Bahamas, no.8 (doubles) - He is old enough to probably want a medal more than another ATP title.
If the Commonwealth games wasn't being held so close to China I would say there would be very little chance these players would show up but because it is so close and inside the Asian swing I think there is a good chance a few of them will show. Who do you guys think will play?