Andy Murray takes on Grigor Dimitrov in the men's singles final clash of the 2016 China Open on Sunday (9 October).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Click here to watch the match via live stream.

Overview

World number two Andy Murray continued his brilliant form in the China Open and beat Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-final on Saturday. The Scot is yet to drop a set in the tournament and will know that a win here can help give him 500 ranking points as he aims to topple Novak Djokovic from the top spot.

Murray was not at his imperious best against Ferrer, landing a mere 59% of his first serves and winning only 60% of them, however he converted five of the eight break point opportunities.

As the 29-year-old is winning without being at his best, it shows how much he has improved over time and is the definite favourite to clinch his first title at Beijing.

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Grigor Dimitrov is currently ranked 20 in the men's singles ATP rankings Getty

His opponent on the day, Grigor Dimitrov comes into this clash after receiving a walkover from Milos Raonic in the semi-final on 8 October. Although the Bulgarian has been in good form in Beijing, the victory over former world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-final proved why he is given a higher rating.

What will be of concern for the current world number 20 is that he does not have a particularly good record against Murray, losing seven out of the 10 matches they have played in the past. It remains to be seen whether he can improve the figure on Sunday.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/5
  • Grigor Dimitrov to win: 19/5

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other 10 times in ATP tours and grand slam events, with Murray holding a 7-3 win/loss record. The last time they faced off was in the round of 16 of the US Open earlier this year with Murray winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

China Open history

Murray and Dimitrov have never faced each other at the China Open.