nick kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios is considered by many to be the next big thing in tennisGetty

Nick Kyrgios takes on Kei Nishikori in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the Madrid Open on 6 May (Friday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1.30pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Kyrgios and Nishikori are two rising stars on the ATP circuit. Kyrgios continued his impressive run of form ahead of this month's French Open beating Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3 in what was a hard fought win. The World No 27 has a tendency to stir controversy wherever he goes and it was no different, as he hurled a stream of abuses at Stan Wawrinka who he defeated in the third round two days ago.

His heated exchanges both on and off the field happen to overshadow his talent on the court. He comes into this game on an equal footing knowing that he stands a chance of making it to the semi-final.

Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori is the most successful tennis player to emerge from JapanGetty

Nishikori comes into this tie after finally beating Richard Gasquet, a man he has lost to six straight times in the past. The Japanese has improved by leaps and bounds since their last encounter, and his all-round game was too much for the Frenchman to handle. The World No 6 has beaten the biggest names in tennis.

Betting odds (betfair)

·Nick Kyrgios to win: 7/4

·Kei Nishikori to win: 4/9

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each twice so far, with Nishikori winning both the encounters. The last time they played each other was in the semi-final of the Miami Open in 2016, with Nishikori winning 6-3, 7-5.

Madrid Open history

Kyrgios and Nishikoi have never faced each other in the Madrid Open.