Novak Djokovic
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World No 1 Novak Djokovic will take on Gael Monfils in the Men's third round clash of the 2014 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 7:30pm GMT. 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 comes into this third round clash in the ATP Masters after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber comfortably in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. A win on Thursday would see him book a place in the quarter finals of the BNP Paribas Masters.

So far, the World No 1 has never lost to Monfils in their 10 meetings and Djokovic would be hoping to extend his run when he takes on the Frenchman in Paris in the third round clash. He won the BNP Paribas Masters last year and the Serbian would be looking to defend his title for another year in order to finish this year as the World No 1.

However, a win for Roger Federer in the finals of the ongoing tournament could put the 27-year-old's hope of finishing the calendar year on top in jeopardy.

Meanwhile, Monfils defeated John Isner in the second round clash on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Frenchman had a straight set victory 6-4, 7-6 to seal a berth in the third round of the BNP Paribas.

The French tennis star will be eagerly looking for his first win against the World No 1 when the pair clash against each other in Paris on Thursday.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 3/19
  • Gael Monfils to win: 4

Head-to-Head

Djokovic has a comfortable 10-0 lead over Monfils in all competitions and they have met in three Grand Slam events.

BNP Paribas Masters History

Djokovic has faced Monfils once in the BNP Paribas Masters in 2009 and the Serbian came out victorious.