Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is looking for his second title of the season as he takes on compatriot David Ferrer in the quarter finals of the Monte-Carlo MastersGetty Images

World number three Rafael Nadal will take on David Ferrer in the men's quarter final clash of the 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters on 17 April.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 2pm 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

Rafael Nadal comes into this tournament looking to win just his second ATP World Tour title of the year after his win at Buenos Aires earlier in the season.

The former World No 1 has had a start-stop season blighted by injuries and is yet to hit top form this campaign. He has an enviable 51-3 record at Monte-Carlo winning eight successive titles from 2005-12. He lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2013 edition and was beaten by his quarter final opponent David Ferrer at the same stage last year.

Nadal will be keen to step up a notch and regain his best clay court form as the French Open is not too far away, and despite his lack of form in recent months, he will go in as favourite to clinch his tenth Roland Garros crown.

Meanwhile, David Ferrer will come into this match knowing what to expect as the duo have met 28 times so far. The Spaniard beat his compatriot at the same stage of this tournament last year and will hope to emulate it again.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Rafael Nadal win: 3/10
  • David Ferrer win: 27/11

Head-to-head

Nadal has a comfortable 22-6 lead over Cilic in overall meetings. The pair have met in 14 masters series events and the Spaniard enjoys a 12-2 lead over his opponent.

Monte-Carlo Masters history

Nadal has faced Ferrer in the four Monte-Carlo Masters events thus far with the former world number one holding a 3-1 advantage.