Former World No 1 Roger Federer will take on Lucas Pouille in the Men's third round clash of the 2014 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Thursday.
Where to Watch Live
The match starts at 6:30pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.
Federer has won the Paris Masters only once in his career, which came in 2011. The World No 2 is one of the firm favourites to win the tournament this season as he made it to the last six of the BNP Paribas Masters.
The Swiss tennis star had a tough start in Paris as Jeremy Chardy came close to knock him in the second round. The first and the second sets were decided on a tie breaker as the scores were level after the end of the second set.
However, Federer came back stronger in the final set to win the match 7-6, 6-7, 6-4. A win on Thursday will help him inch closer towards a place in the finals.
Meanwhile, Pouille defeated Fabio Fognini on Wednesday to seal a place in the third round against Federer. The 20-year-old defeated the Italian in straight sets and it was not an easy match for the Frenchman.
Pouille won both the sets on a tie breaker as he won the match 7-6, 7-6. After defeating Fognini, he would be hoping for another win over the former World No 2 in the third round clash on Thursday.
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Roger Federer to win: 1/14
- Lucas Pouille to win: 8
Federer has never faced Pouille in any competition and the pair will face each other for the first time on Thursday.
BNP Paribas Masters History
Federer has never faced Pouille in the BNP Paribas Masters.