Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has won the China Open five times in the last six yearsGetty

World No 1 Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in the Men's singles final clash of the 2015 China Open on Sunday 11 October.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12:30pm 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 ATP's official website.

Overview

Djokovic has won the China Open five times in the last six years. Tomas Berdych won the tournament in 2011, which allowed him to break the World No 1's streak, who has made it to yet another final.

The Serbian is the favourite to defeat Nadal, considering the latter's poor form this year. Djokovic has beaten the Spaniard four times in the last five matches.

He sealed a berth in the final of the China Open after defeating David Ferrer in straights sets in the last four of the competition. The final score was 6-3, 6-2. So far, the 28-year-old has not dropped a single set, and will be hoping for another straight set victory.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal won the China Open last time in 2005Getty

Nadal won the China Open in 2005 and will be hoping to look for his second success in Beijing. He defeated Fabio Fognini in the semi-final (7-5, 6-3) this year to seal a berth in the final.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 1/8
  • Rafael Nadal to win: 17/4

Head-to-head

Nadal has a comfortable 23-21 lead over Djokovic in overall meetings. The pair have met in 13 Grand Slam events and the Spaniard has won it on nine occasions. In the last five meeting between the pair, Djokovic has a 4-1 lead over Nadal.

China Open history

Djokovic and Nadal have never faced each other in the China Open. The two will face each other for the first time in the final of this year's tournament.