Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has made it to the quarter final of the 2015 Rome MastersGetty

World No 1 Novak Djokovic will take on Kei Nishikori in the Men's quarter final clash of the 2015 Rome Masters on Friday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Djokovic has won this competition on three occasions in the past and he will be looking to win it for the fourth time this year. To achieve another success, the 27-year-old needs to over Nishikori.

The World No 1 defeated Thomaz Bellucci in the third round of the ongoing competition. Djokovic was forced to come from behind after losing the opening set to win the match 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.

Kei Nishikori
Nishikori remains in contention to reach the last four of the 2015 Rome MastersGetty Images

The Serbian has dropped two sets in the first two matches of the Rome Masters. He would be looking for a straight set victory on Friday.

Meanwhile, Nishikori enters this fixture after defeating Viktor Troicki in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to make it to the last eight of the competition. The Japanese tennis star won his opening match also in straight sets. Both Djokovic and Nishikori will be fighting to progress to the next round of the Rome Masters.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 3/14
  • Kei Nishikori to win: 57/17

Head-to-head

Djokovic has a 3-2 lead over Nishikori in overall meetings. The pair had met in two Masters events and the Serbian has enjoyed success on both occasion.

Rome Masters history

Djokovic has never faced Nishikori in the Rome Masters. It will be the first time the two will face each other in the competition.