Andy Murray
Andy Murray shall look to progress into the finals of the Shanghai Masters Open with a win over Novak DjokovicGetty

World number one Novak Djokovic takes on world number two Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on 17 October, Saturday. The Serbian has been in impeccable form in the current season but Murray has shown that he has the character and the desire to put up a fight in recent months.

Where to Watch Live

The game starts at 1pm BST. Live coverage of the match will be on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD.

Overview

Djokovic has won two grand slams in the calendar year with the French Open being the only tournament which eluded him of a calendar slam. The duo met each other last in the finals of the Rogers Cup where Murray got the better of the Serbian in three sets.

Murray won the first set but the Serb rallied to come back into the game and take the second set. However, the Briton broke Djokovic in the final set to clinch the tournament, laying the premise for an interesting contest between the two.

Both players have been in brilliant form throughout the tournament, having got a bye in the first round. Djokovic is yet to drop a single set in the entire tournament thus far with the closest he came to dropping one coming against Bernard Tomic, who took him 7-6 into a tiebreaker, which he eventually won.

Meanwhile, Murray has also conceded only one set thus far, against John Isner where he had to forgo the first set on a tiebreaker. However, his brilliant record against the American shone through as he grabbed the next two sets to progress in the tournament.

Both players are in great form coming into the semi-finals, with Djokovic having lost only seven games in the quarter-finals, while Murray managed to put one over by losing only four.

Betting Odds (Bwin)

  • Djokovic Win: 3/10
  • Murray Win: 27/10

Head-to-Head

The pair have a long lasting rivalry between themselves, having played each other 28 times in all competitions, with Djokovic having the lion's share of the spoils at 19-9.