Novak Djokovic takes on Roberto Bautista-Agut in the men's singles semi-final clash of the 2016 Shanghai Masters on Saturday (15 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.
World number one Novak Djokovic stuttered against Mischa Zverev in the quarter-final on Friday (14 October), looking shaky but eventually got the job done as he beat the Russian 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 to progress into the semi-final.
The defending Shanghai Masters champion is known to put on some unimpressive performances only to raise his game at the later stages, but here he looked vulnerable losing the first set while also falling behind 0-2 in the second. However, Zverev could not take advantage of such a slip, which eventually gave the current world number one a lifeline.
Djokovic is the favourite to progress to the final but if he puts on another performance like the one against Zverev he might just find himself in trouble.
Roberto Bautista Agut on the other hand comes into this clash full of confidence after cruising past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. The Spaniard has had a good season so far winning titles in Auckland, Sofia and Washington while also reaching the semi-finals of the St Petersburg Open and the quarters of 2016 Rio Olympics.
However, the 28-year-old has a very bad record when playing against the top 10 with a 5-30 win-loss record. Two of those wins came over Tomas Berdych, two over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and one over Juan Martin del Potro. It looks unlikely that Agut will better that record come 15 October.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Novak Djokovic to win: 1/7
- Roberto Bautista-Agut to win: 24/5
The duo have faced each other five times in the ATP tours and Grand slam events, with Djokovic holding a 100% win record. The last time they met was in the round of 16 of the 2016 French Open with Djokovic winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5.
Shanghai Masters history
Djokovic and Agut have never faced each other at the Shanghai Masters.