Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori is currently ranked six in the mens' tennis rankingsGetty

Kei Nishikori takes on Fabio Fognini in the men's singles second round clash of the Madrid Open on 4 May (Wednesday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Nishikori is a former Madrid Open finalist. The most successful player in Japanese history, Nishikori won the Memphis open and reached the final of an ATP 1000 and 500 event. However, he has struggled against players in the top 10. The World No 6 has recorded only one win this year over a top 10 ranked player.

fabio fognini
Fabio Fognini is yet to win an ATP title in 2016Getty

Clay is a favourite of World No 31 Fognini with all three of his ATP world titles coming on this surface. But the Italian has never gone past the second round of the Madrid Open.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Kei Nishikori to win: 2/11
  • Fabio Fognini to win: 10/3

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other only once so far way back in 2011 at the Australian Open. Nishikori won that encounter 6-1, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.

Madrid Open history

Nishikori and Fognini have never played each other in the Madrid Open.