Andy Murray takes on Kyle Edmund in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the 2016 China Open on Friday (7 October).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 7am BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Click here for live streaming of the match.

Overview

World number two Andy Murray comes into this clash on the back of facile victories so far, beating Andreas Seppi 6-2, 7-5 and Andrey Kuzentsov 6-2, 6-1 in the first two rounds, but he has not yet faced strong opposition so far.

Murray has had a brilliant year so far, winning the Rome Masters, Aegon Championships, Wimbledon Championship and his second gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, he has lost a bit of momentum recently not playing to his full potential in the recently concluded US Open and Davis Cup.

The Scot comes into the clash as the definite favourite to progress to the semi-final.

His opponent, countryman Kyle Edmund has had a successful year by his standards in a season which has seen him move from 102 to 54 in the ATP tennis rankings. The 21-year-old comes into this clash on the back of wins over Enesto Escobedo and John Isner, something which would give him confidence ahead of his clash with Murray.

It is no secret that Edmund is the underdog ahead of the clash and a shock upset looks highly unlikely considering Murray is in good form.

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/19
  • Kyle Edmund to win: 10

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each just one in the ATP tour and Grand Slam events, with Murray coming out on top.

China Open history

Murray and Edmund have never faced each other at the China Open in the past.