Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a three-time Rogers Cup winnerGetty

Novak Djokovic takes on Gilles Muller in the men's singles second round clash of the 2016 Rogers Cup on Wednesday (27 July).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 6pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Three-time Canada Masters champion Djokovic starts his campaign after a disappointing time in the recently concluded 2016 Wimbledon championships where he crashed out in the third round after being shocked by Sam Querrey.

With Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal withdrawing from the tournament, Djokovic comes to Canada as the overwhelming favourite. He holds the all-time record for Masters 1000 Series titles with 29, winning nine of his last 15 Masters events.

The 29-year-old will look to use this encounter as an opportunity to get into some much needed form ahead of more important clashes.

Muller has had a mixed season so far, his best results coming in the semi-finals of the Newport ATP tournament, and the quarter-final of the Aegon championships. The greatest strength of the big man from Luxembourg is his serve, but Djokovic's forte is his return.

The World No 37 has not had the best of times against Djokovic in the past, losing both his encounters.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 1/20
  • Gilles Muller to win: 8

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other twice in Grand Slam and ATP Tour history in the past with Djokovic winning both the encounters. They last faced off in the round of 64 at the 2015 French Open with the Serb winning in straight sets.

Rogers Cup history

Djokovic and Muller will be facing each other for the first time at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.