Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a four-time PNB Paribas Open championGetty

World No 1 Novak Djokovic takes on Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the semi final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on 19 March.

Where to watch live

The match is expected to start at 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD in the UK. Live scores and real time updates are available on the ATP World Tour's official website.

Overview

Djokovic and Nadal have faced each other 47 times in the past. The four-time BNP Paribas Open champion, Djokovic comes into the clash after edging past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 7-6 in the quarter-finals on 18 March, Friday.

Djokovic holds a slight advantage over his opponent, winning his last five matches and will be looking to become the first player to lift five titles at Indian Wells. The Serbian is currently tied with Roger Federer with four Indian Wells titles.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is a three-time PNB Paribas Open championGetty

Nadal showed glimpses of getting back to his destructive best during his 6-4, 6-3 win over Japan's Kei Nishikori. The three-time Paribas Open champion will be appearing in the 9th semi-final at Indian Wells Masters and is also eyeing his 100th career singles final. Victory here will give him his first title of the year.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 1/7
  • Rafael Nadal to win:4

Head-to-Head

The duo have faced each other 47 times in ATP history with Novak Djokovic just shading it, winning 24 of those encounters. They last played each other in the final of the Doha Open earlier this year, Djokovic won the game 6-1, 6-2.

PNB Paribas Masters History

Djokovic and Nadal have met thrice at Indian Wells, with the Serbian leading Nadal 2-1.