Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is a three-time BNP Paribas Open winnerGetty

Spaniard Rafael Nadal takes on Luxemborg's Gilles Muller in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on 14 March (Monday).

Where to watch live

The match is expected to start at 2am GMT. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Live scores and real time updates are available on the ATP World Tour's official website.

Overview

Three-time BNP Paribas Open champion Nadal will be looking to win his first Masters 1000 series crown since Madrid in 2014. He will need to be in top form with a number of big names participating in Indian Wells this year. The Spaniard had a poor 2015, the first year in a decade he has not won a Masters 1000 Series title or a Grand Slam; 2016 has not been very good either. Nadal will go into this clash as the favourite.

His opponent Muller's game centres around his big serve, but inconsistency has remained a problem with the World No 45 not able to fulfil his potential on the big stage. The 32-year-old is yet to win an ATP career title, and it looks unlikely that he will go past Nadal in Indian Wells this year.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 2/7
  • Gilles Muller to win:23/10

Head-to-Head

The duo have met five times in ATP history with Nadal winning on four occasions. They last played in the US Open in 2011 where the Spaniard came out on top winning 7-6, 6-1, 6-2.

PNB Paribas Masters History

Nadal and Muller have never played each other at the PNB Paribas Open.