Novak Djokovic takes on Gael Monfils in the men's singles semi-final clash of the 2016 US Open on Friday (9 September).
Where to watch live
The match starts at 8pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on British Eurosport 1 & 2. Live scores and regular updates will be available on US Open's official website.
World number one Novak Djokovic has had an easy time at the ongoing 2016 US Open, playing only two completed matches on the way to the semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz in the first round and Kyle Edmund in the round of 16.
The defending US Open champion has benefited from a walkover by Jiri Vesely and two retirements with Mikhail Youzhny and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulling out during the game. While this would not have provided fans with the spectacles they may have wanted, it does provide Djokovic an opportunity to get adequate rest considering he is still suffering from pain in his wrist.
The Serb himself admitted that his off days have helped him get in peak position, which is a scary proposition for his opponents.
Frenchman Gael Monfils is coming into this clash enjoying one of the most successful seasons of his career so far, winning in Washington, finishing runner-up at Monte Carlo and Rotterdam while also reaching his second semi-final of a Grand Slam event without dropping a set.
What will be of concern for Monfils is that despite his obvious improvements on the court, his head-to-head record against Djokovic is pathetic. He has never beaten the world number one in 12 attempts in the past. While Monfils will fancy his chances, an upset looks unlikely come 9 September at Flushing Meadows.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Novak Djokovic to win: 1/7
- Gael Monfils to win: 11/12
The duo have faced each other 12 times in ATP tennis and Grand Slam history, with Djokovic holding a 12-0 win-loss record. The last time they met was in the semi-final of the Indian Wells Masters earlier this year, where the Serb won 6-3, 6-2.
US Open history
Djokovic and Monfils have faced each other twice at the US Open in the past with the world number one winning both the encounters.