Andy Murray takes on Roberto Bautista Agut in the men's singles final clash of the 2016 Shanghai Masters on Sunday (16 October).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 9.30am 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.

Overview

World number two Andy Murray has a chance to close the gap on Novak Djokovic in the ATP tennis rankings when he plays his 20th Masters 1000 series final against Roberto Bautista-Agut on 16 October (Sunday).

The Scot comes into this clash on the back of a 6-4, 6-3 win over Gilles Simon in the semi-final on Saturday, in what was an ill-tempered match that featured 10 breaks of serve and multiple marathon rallies, which left Murray soaking in sweat.

The win over Simon was Murray's 10th on the trot with his last defeat coming against Juan Martin del Potro during Great Britain's Davis Cup semi-final tie against Argentina. With the form the 29-year-old is in, he is the favourite to clinch his third Shanghai Masters title.

His opponent on the day, Roberto Bautista-Agut produced arguably the biggest shock in Shanghai Masters history when he beat defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-final on 15 October.

The Spaniard was flawless when it came to seizing opportunities, outlasting Djokovic in some long rallies with his forehand being too much for the Serb to handle. This is the first Masters 1000 series final appearance of his career and though he comes into the clash on the back of immense confidence it is unlikely he will produce an upset for the second consecutive day.

Betting odds (ladbrokes)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/9
  • Roberto Bautista-Agut to win: 11/2

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other twice in the ATP tours and Grand slam events, with Murray holding a 100% win record. The last time they met was in the semi-final of the 2015 Munich Open with Murray winning 6-4, 6-4.

Shanghai Masters history

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