Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the quarter-final clash against Rafael Nadal at the Rome Masters 2016Getty

Novak Djokovic takes on Kei Nishikori in the men's singles semi-final clash of the Rome Masters on Saturday (14 May).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 7pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is 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

Novak Djokovic continues to astound fans and experts with his tennis and will look to continue the same when he faces Japan's Kei Nishikori in the semi-final on 14 May (Saturday).

The Serb comes into this clash after beating rival Rafael Nadal in the quarter-final in what was their 49th encounter in ATP History. The defending champion is looking unbeatable at the moment and with five titles to his name in 2016 already, he is the favourite to add a sixth one to his kitty.

Kei Nishikori
Japan's Kei Nishikori lost to Novak Djokovic the last time they met at the Madrid Open earlier this yearGetty

World number six Kei Nishikori too comes into this tie after an exhausting quarter-final clash against number 13 seed Dominic Thiem. The Japanese international hung on in tense moments, saving four out of five break points to win 6-3, 7-5 in a game that took one hour and 39 minutes.

Their most recent encounter at the semi-final of the Madrid Open saw Nishikori lose to Djokovic but if there is anyone who can beat the Serb right now, it has to be the 26-year-old.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 1/5
  • Kei Nishikori to win: 7/2

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other 10 times in ATP tennis history, with Djokovic winning eight of those encounters. They last took on each other at the semi-finals of the Madrid Open earlier this year, with the Serb winning 6-3, 7-6.

Rome Masters History

Djokovic and Nishikori have faced off once at the Rome Masters in the quarter-final last year. The world number one winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.