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

Rafael Nadal takes on Stan Wawrinka in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the Monte Carlo Masters 2016 on 15 April (Friday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12.30pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports1 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

World No 5 Nadal, who was pushed to his limits by Dominic Thiem in the third round, eventually won 7-5, 6-3 in a game lasting two hours and three minutes. The eight-time Monte Carlo Masters winner avenged his semi-final loss in Argentina to Thiem but is still not looking in the best of form. In Wawrinka he will be facing an opponent t who is on the top of his game at the moment and will be looking to cause an upset.

Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka has won two titles so far in 2016Getty

The Monte Carlo Masters winner in 2014, Wawrinka has had a good start to 2016 and with two titles to his name already at Chennai and Dubai, is currently in the best form of his life. The Swiss player comes into this game after thrashing Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-2 in the third round, taking just 82 minutes to wrap up the game. The 31-year-old is not to be taken lightly and will know he stands a good chance of beating the Spaniard.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 4/6
  • Stan Wawrinka to win: 6/5

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other 17 times so far with the Spaniard winning 14 of the encounters. The last time they played each other was in 2015 during the Barclays ATP World Tour finals with Nadal coming out on top winning 6-3, 6-2.

Monte Carlo Masters history

Nadal and Wawrinka will face each other for the first time in the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.