Novak Djokovic
Novak DjokovicGetty

World No 1 Novak Djokovic will take on Roger Federer in the men's semi-final of the 2014 Shanghai Masters at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 1pm BST. 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 is two wins away from taking the Shanghai Masters title for the third time in a row. Having won it on the last two occasions, the Serbian tennis ace would be hoping to add another title to his trophy cabinet.

The World No 1 had no trouble sealing a spot in the last four of the ongoing tournament. He registered a comfortable victory over David Ferrer in the quarter-final on Friday. Djokovic defeated the Spaniard in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

A win in the semi-finals will see him make it to third straight final of the Shanghai Masters.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Federer entered the last four after sealing a victory over Julien Benneteau. The first set was decided on a tie breaker as the former World No 1 managed to win 7-6. However, he made sure there was no nail-biting finish to the second set and won it comfortably 6-0.

Federer has never won the Shanghai Masters and he would be keen on winning it this year. He is aware of his semi-final opponent as the pair has clashed in 35 matches so far. The Swiss tennis star has an overall advantage in all meetings. However, Djokovic has a better head-to-head record in the last five meetings.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 6/19
  • Roger Federer to win: 40/17

Head-To-Head

Federer holds a lead of 18-17 over Djokovic in overall meetings. The pair have clashed in 12 Grand Slam events and the Swiss tennis ace came out victorious on six occasions. In the last five meetings, Djokovic has 3-2 lead over Federer.

Shanghai Masters History

Federer has faced Djokovic once in the Shanghai Masters and the former World No 1 managed to defeat the Serbian in 2010.