Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka won the US Open title earlier this yearGetty

Stan Wawrinka takes on Viktor Troicki in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the 2016 St Petersburg Open on Friday (23 September).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 5pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on British Eurosport 1 & 2.. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP World Tour's official website.

Overview

World No 3 Wawrinka has been in brilliant form winning the last eight matches he has played and comes into this clash looking for a ninth win on the trot. He has had an easy ride so far in the St Petersburg Open cruising past the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-1 in the last round, in a match that took just 58 minutes.

The Swiss international is coming off a sensational win at the US Open where he lifted his first title and is the clear favourite to win not only this clash but also the tournament. The 31-year-old is making his first appearance at the St Petersburg Open and will look to ensure that his successful run this season continues.

Troicki had an outstanding start to the season reaching two finals of the first four tournaments, but since then has struggled to maintain that form. But the Serbian has been largely untroubled in the current St Petersburg Open, beating Gastao Elias and Dusan Lajovic in straight sets.

The World No 33 has had a dismal record against Wawrinka losing all five of their meetings, which might play on his mind.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Stan Wawrinka to win: 2/9
  • Viktor Troicki to win: 10/3

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other five times in ATP tennis and Grand Slam history, with Wawrinka winning all the encounters. The last time they met was in the round of 16 of the 2016 French Open, where the world number three won 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.

St Petersbug Open history

Wawrinka and Troicki have never faced each other at St Petersburg.