Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is looking to clinch his ninth Monte Carlo Masters titleGetty

Rafael Nadal takes on Andy Murray in the men's singles semi-final clash of the Monte Carlo Masters 2016 on 16 April (Saturday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12.00pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports3 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Nadal comes into the game after beating Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter-final. This will be the third time the duo faces each other in the semi-final of the Monte Carlo Masters. The eight-time winner has looked in ominous form so far. Though not back to his best, he has shown glimpses of what he is capable off. With a number of experts predicting Nadal to win his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title, he will go into the game as the favourite. The 29-year-old is yet to win a title in 2016.

andy murray
Andy Murray comes into the semi-final clash as the underdogGetty

Murray too comes into the clash in good form after cruising past Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 in the quarter-final. This will be his biggest test as he generally struggles to make the transition from hard courts to clay courts. The 28-year-old has the experience of beating Nadal as he won the Madrid Masters final last year. Though he comes into the game as the underdog, he will know that if he sticks to his strengths he will stand a good chance of reaching the final.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 4/11
  • Andy Murray to win: 21/10

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other 22 times so far with the Spaniard winning 16 of the encounters. The last time they played each other was in 2015 during the Barclays ATP World Tour final with Nadal winning 6-4, 6-1.

Monte Carlo Masters history

Nadal and Murray have played each other twice in the Monte Carlo Masters with the Spaniard coming out on top both the times.