Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal has had a poor run in 2016 so farGetty

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will take on Germany's Alexander Zverev in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on 16 March.

Where to watch live

The match is expected to start at 9pm GMT. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Live scores and real time updates are available on the ATP World Tour's official website.

Overview

Former World Number one Rafael Nadal will look to continue his good run in the Indian Wells Masters when he takes on Germany's Alexander Zverev in the fourth round. The World Number five successfully avenged his shock Australian Open first round loss, beating fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 7-6 in the third round on 15 March.

It was a much needed straight sets win for Nadal, his first since the Rio de Janeiro Open in February. The 29-year-old who is a three-time winner has seen injuries affect his body, however he is still expected to progress to the quarter-finals.

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev is a rising star on the ATP Tennis circuitGetty

One of ATP's next generation of stars, Alexander Zverev has been in fine form over the past few months. The 19-year-old beat Gilles Muller in straight sets to progress to the fourth round, his first time at the Indian Wells. The German who has been hailed as the "next big thing" in tennis has all the skills in his armoury to shock Nadal and register the biggest win of his career so far.

Head-to-head

The duo have never met in ATP Tennis history.

PNB Paribas Masters history

Nadal and Zverev have never faced each other at the PNB Paribas Open.