Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is on a 13-match unbeaten streak coming into the clash against Andy MurrayGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Andy Murray in the men's singles semi-final clash of the Madrid Open on 7 May (Saturday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 11am BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

One of the most anticipated clashes of the tournament will see Nadal take on Murray on 7 May (Saturday). The world number five, who is on a 13-match winning streak, comes into this game after surviving a scare against 35th seeded Joao Sousa in the quarter-finals, eventually scraping through 0-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Nadal struggled during certain points of the game, lacking the fluidity that he has shown in recent weeks. Ultimately, he used his resilience to get through the game. The Spaniard will have to be at his best if he has to overcome the world number two.

andy murray
Andy Murray is the defending Madrid Open championGetty

Murray is not known to be a fan of clay surfaces but there is no doubt that he has improved vastly, showing his skill during his easy 6-3, 6-2 win over Tomas Berdych in the quarter-final.

The Scot had never lost a match to Berdych on clay but such was his performance that a victory was a foregone conclusion. The defending champion has hit form at the right time and will fancy his chances against the Spaniard, who just scraped through the previous round.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/2
  • Andy Murray to win: 8/5

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other 23 times in ATP Tennis history, with Nadal winning 17 of those encounters. The last time they faced each other was in the semi-final of the Monte Carlo Open earlier this year, with the Spaniard dominating his opponent to win -6, 6-4, 6-2.

Madrid Open history

Nadal and Murray have faced each other twice in the Madrid Open with the scoreline at 1-1 each. Murray beat the Spaniard 6-3, 6-2 the last time they met, which was in the final last year.