Novak Djokovic takes on Marin Cilic in the first men's singles semi-final clash of the 2015 US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday, 11 September.
Where to Watch Live
The match starts at 10pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Live scores and real-time internet updates are available on the US Open's official website.
The clash between Djokovic and Cilic will be an exciting one for many reasons. The world No 1 will be taking on the defending US Open champion in the first semi-final of the last Grand Slam of the calendar year.
Djokovic has made it to three Grand Slams of the year and has won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He lost to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final and will be looking to clinch his third Grand Slam of 2015 on Sunday.
In the quarter-final clash, the 28-year-old Serbian defeated Feliciano Lopez to make it to the last four of the tournament. After winning the first set, Djokovic lost the next set to the Spaniard. However, he bounced back to seal the match as the final score was 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.
Cilic has never defeated the Serbian tennis star on 13 occasions. He will be hoping to register his first win over Djokovic in the semi-final of the US Open. Only a win on Friday will keep the Croatian's hopes of retaining the US Open title alive.
The 26-year-old managed a victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight of the tournament to seal a berth in the semi-final. A five-set thriller saw Cilic win the first two sets, while the next two sets were won by the Frenchman, including a tiebreaker in the fourth set. The final score was 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4.
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Novak Djokovic to win: 1/9
- Marin Cilic to win: 23/4
Djokovic has a comfortable 13-0 lead over Cilic in overall meetings. The two have met in four Grand Slam events and they will meet for the fifth time in the semi-final clash on Friday.
US Open History
Djokovic took on Cilic once in the US Open in 2008 during the third round clash. After losing the first set on a tie breaker, the 28-year-old bounced back to seal the match in four sets. The final score was 6-7, 7-5 6-4 7-6.