Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic won the 2014 Rome Masters Getty

World Number 1 Novak Djokovic will take on David Ferrer in the Men's semi final clash of the 2015 Rome Masters on 16 May.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 1pm BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Djokovic advanced to the last four of the competition after defeating Kei Nishikori in the quarter finals on Friday. It was another three set match as the 27-year-old won the first set, before losing the second to the Japanese tennis star.

The Serbian finished the third and the final set comfortably, winning the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. He is the reigning champion of the Rome Masters and Djokovic will be hoping he can make it to the finals on Sunday in order to defend his title.

David Ferrer
David Ferrer has dropped only one set in the 2015 Rome Masters so farGetty

Meanwhile, Ferrer dropped a set for the first time in the ongoing competition. Even he won the first set 6-2 against David Goffin, before losing the second set to the 24-year-old Belgian. However, a 6-3 win in the final set helped him seal the match and confirm his semi final berth.

With Ferrer failing to defeat Djokovic in the last five meetings, the World No 1 is tipped to be the favourite to win the first semi final clash on Saturday.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 1/8
  • David Ferrer to win: 21/4

Head-to-head

Djokovic has a comfortable 14-5 lead over Ferrer in overall meetings. The pair has met in nine Masters events and the World No 1 has enjoyed success on seven occasions. In the last five meetings between the pair, Djokovic has a 5-0 lead over Ferrer.

Rome Masters history

Djokovic has faced Ferrer once in the Romer Masters and the Serbian won the clash 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in 2014.