Novak Djokovic
World Number one Novak Djokovic overcame an ankle problem to progress to the final of the Rome Masters 2016Getty

Novak Djokovic takes on Andy Murray in the men's singles final clash of the Rome Masters on 15 May.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 4pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

World number one Djokovic will look to win his third straight Rome Masters title when he faces Murray in the final on Sunday. The Serb comes into this clash after battling injury and an inspired Kei Nishikori to eventually scrape through winning 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the semi final.

Despite losing a match point at 4-5, the Serb turned the game completely to beat Nishikori. What will be of concern to Djokovic is the extent of his ankle injury and with the 28-year-old looking fatigued it may just be that he will not be 100% fit coming into the tie.

andy murray
Andy Murray is looking to win his first Rome Masters titleGetty

Andy Murray on the other hand comes into this clash after demolishing world number 52 Lucas Pouille 6-2, 6-1 in a game that lasted only 59 minutes. The Scot has an advantage in the sense that he has not even reached the three-hour mark on court compared to his opponent who has played for almost six hours in his last two games.

The Scot who will celebrate his 29th birthday will know that he stands a chance to win his first Rome Masters title considering that Djokovic is currently struggling from fatigue and ankle problems.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Djokovic to win: 7/15
  • Andy Murray to win: 2/1

Head-to-head

The duo faced each other 31 times in ATP tennis history, with Djokovic winning 23 of those encounters. They last took on each other in the final of the Madrid Open earlier this year with the Serb winning 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Rome Masters history

Djokovic and Murray have faced each other once at the Rome Masters in the semi-final back in 2011. The world number one won that clash 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.