Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber to seal a berth in the semi-final of the 2016 Dubai OpenGetty

Stan Wawrinka will take on Nick Kyrgios in the men's singles first semi-final clash of the 2016 Dubai Open on 26 February (Friday).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 1pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports3 HD. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

With Novak Djokovic withdrawing himself from the tournament during the quarter-final clash, it has left the tournament wide open. Wawrinka and Kyrgios are the two favourites to win the Dubai Open and the winner in the final is likely to come from either of the two.

The Swiss tennis star defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets in the quarter-final clash, while Kyrgios knocked out Tomas Berdych in straight sets. Wawrinka and the Australian have had off the court incident in the past and the clash between the two is expected to be an exciting one.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios defeated Tomas Berdych twice in 2016 Getty

The winner of this clash will either face Feliciano Lopez or Marcos Baghdatis in the Dubai Open final. The latter two will face each other in the second semi-final clash on Friday.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Stan Wawrinka to win: 7/9
  • Nick Kyrgios to win: 24/13

Head-To-Head

Wawrinka and Kyrgios have faced each other twice so far. The first time was during the 2016 Australian Open, which was won by Berdych. However, Kyrgios levelled the scores when he defeated Berdych in Marseille earlier this year.

Dubai Open history

Berdych and Kyrgios will face each other for the first time in the Dubai Open when they meet for the semi-final clash on Friday.