Andy Murray takes on Gilles Simon in the men's singles semi-final clash of the 2016 Shanghai Masters on Saturday (15 October).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Click here to watch the match via live stream.


World number two Andy Murray will be looking for his ninth consecutive win when he takes on Gilles Simon in the semi-final on Saturday (15 October). The Scot comes into this clash after thrashing David Goffin 6-2, 6-2 in the quarters on Friday. Such has been Murray's dominance at Shanghai that he is yet to drop a set in the tournament.

The only concern for the Scot will be fatigue as he has played 72 games so far this season. Murray has looked tired at times and will need to ensure he is in optimum condition as he aims to close the ranking points gap on current leader Novak Djokovic.

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Andy Murray is unbeaten in his last eight tennis matches ahead of the semi-final clash against Gilles Simon at Shanghai Masters 2016 Getty

The runner-up at the Shanghai Masters in 2014, Gilles Simon has played some of the best tennis of his career in Shanghai and has continued his form this year brushing aside mediocre results to make it to the semi-final.

The 31-year-old comes into this clash on the back of a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory but will know that he has a poor record against Murray winning just two out of the 16 times they have met in the past. It is unlikely that Simon will change that record considering the form Murray is in at the moment.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/10
  • Gilles Simon to win: 13/2


The duo have faced each other 16 times in the ATP tours and Grand slam events, with Murray holding a 14-2 win-loss record. The last time they met was in the round of 16 of the 2016 Madrid Masters with Murray winning 6-4, 6-2.

Shanghai Masters history

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