Tomas Berdych will take on Nick Kyrgios in the men's singles first quarter-final clash of the 2016 Dubai Open on 25 February.
Where to watch live
Berdych comes into this clash after defeating Thomas Fabbiano in straight sets in the second round of the tournament. It was another comfortable victory for the 30-year-old as the final score was 6-2, 6-2.
It is the Czech Republic tennis star's second straight set victory in the ongoing Dubai Open. He will be looking for another straight set victory on Thursday and seal a berth in the semi-final.
Meanwhile, Kyrgios also registered a comfortable win over Mikhail Kukushkin in the previous round as he defeated the Kazakhstan player in straight sets. The final score was 6-3, 6-2.
It was not easy for the 20-year-old Australian, who had to fight hard in the first round tie. He lost the opening set to Slovakia's Martin Klizan. However, Kyrgios bounced back to seal the tie 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Betting odds (888Sport.com)
- Tomas Berdych to win: 7/10
- Nick Kyrgios to win: 15/13
Berdych 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 scores when he defeated Berdych in Marseille earlier this year.
Dubai Open history
Berdych and Kyrgios have never faced each other in the Dubai Open and their quarter-final clash will be the first time the two will meet in the tournament.