Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Yen Hsun-Lu in the first round of the 2016 French Open on 24 MayGetty

Novak Djokovic takes on Steve Darcis in the men's singles second round clash at the 2016 French Open on Thursday (26 May).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12pm BST. Live coverage of the game is not available in the UK, but live updates will be aired on ITV4. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

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Overview

World number one Novak Djokovic comes into this game following a comfortable 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 first round victory over Yen-Hsun Lu as he continues his quest for a career Grand Slam. The Serbian is favourite to claim his first French Open title, but will have to contend with Rafael Nadal, who despite not being in top form can pose a threat as he searches for his 10th Roland Garros crown. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka will also be keen to defend his crown, but will face a tougher task as the pressure will be on him unlike last year.

Steve Darcis is also coming into the second round against Djokovic following a comfortable victory over Marcel Ilhan, but faces an unlikely task to force an upset against the World No 1. The Belgian is still looking for his first win of the season of the ATP tour and owing to his record against the Serb, he is likely to continue his search.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 1/1000
  • Steve Darcis to win: 33

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other Twice on the ATP Tour with Djokovic winning on both occasions. Their latest meeting was at the Miami Masters in 2015, when the Serb won 6-0, 7-5.

French Open history

Djokovic and Darcis have never faced each other in the French Open with their last meeting on clay coming in 2008 at the Rome Masters.