Andy Murray takes on David Goffin in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the 2016 Shanghai Masters on Friday (14 October).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 11am BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Click here to watch the match via live stream.

Overview

World number two Andy Murray has publicly stated that he wants to become the top ranked tennis player in the world and he is keeping pace with Novak Djokovic by cruising past his opponents to reach the quarter-final stage at Shanghai.

A two-time winner, the Scot beat Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2 and Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-3 in what started out as a close contest but by the end the gulf in class between Murray and his opponents was visible. Despite the hectic season that the Scot has had he is the definite favourite to not only win this contest but also the tournament in China.

Belgium's David Goffin has had a decent season so far reaching the semi-finals of the Indian Wells, the Miami Open while also progressing to the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters and 2016 US Open. Since then he has struggled to maintain that form and intensity but has found his feet once again in the courts of Shanghai.

Goffin comes into this clash after beating Juan Martin del Potro (4-6, 6-3, 7-5), Benoit Paire (6-1, 7-6) and Gael Monfils (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) who are impressive players themselves. Despite him beating such high-profile opponents, it is unlikely that Goffin would cause an upset come 14 October.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 2/15
  • David Goffin to win: 5

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each four times in the ATP tours and Grand slam events, with Murray holding a 100% win record. The last time they met was in the quarter-final of the 2016 Rome Masters with the Scot winning 6-1, 7-5.

Shanghai Masters history

Murray and Goffin have never faced each other at the Shanghai Masters.