Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic upset Rafael Nadal in Monte-Carlo last year. Reuters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic takes on Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters at the Court Central in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled to begin at 3:30pm BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.


Djokovic eased past Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round of the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters. The match lasted just 47 minutes as the World No 2 beat the 62nd ranked Spaniard, 6-0, 6-1, on Thursday.

The Serbian has only dropped two points in two matches played so far in this tournament. The 26-year-old now faces a third Spaniard on the trot in Garcia-Lopez at Monte-Carlo.

The 38th ranked Spaniard pulled off an upset in the third round by defeating World No 5, Tomas Berdych after playing for over two hours.

The 28-year-old Czech Republican seemed to be heading into the next round after winning the first set, 6-4, but Garcia-Lopez levelled the game with a 6-3 victory in the second set.

The 30-year-old then emerged, 6-1, on top in the deciding third set, thus paving his way into the last eight.

Djokovic will be determined to defend his title and prevent an upset while Garcia-Lopez is undoubtedly an underdog in this clash.

The winner of this match will face the winner between World No 12, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and World No 4, Roger Federer in the semi-final on Saturday.


Djokovic holds a 5-0 lead against Garcia-Lopez in overall meetings. The pair have met only once in a Grand Slam event where the Serbian was forced to dig out a hard-fought victory.

Djokovic leads 5-0 in the last five meetings over Garcia-Lopez.

Monte-Carlo Masters History

Djokovic and Garcia-Lopez are facing each other in Monte-Carlo for the first time.