Roger Federer takes on Dominic Thiem in the men's singles semi final clash of the 2016 Stuttgart Open on Saturday (11 June).
Where to watch live
Match starts at 11am BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK will be available on British Eurosport 2. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.
Roger Federer's presence on the court itself is an event for tennis fans all over the world and the world number three displayed some breathtaking tennis to beat Mayer 7-6, 7-6 in the quarter-final on 10 June.
The Swiss created another record on the court, moving ahead of Ivan Lendl with 1,072 wins in his career; he is now only behind Jimmy Connors who leads the list with a record 1,256 victories. Federer, who is returning from a back injury, has reportedly stressed that he is fine, but it still looks like he is suffering from the after effects as he isn't moving as freely in Stuttgart as he did earlier in the season.
The former world number one is the definite favourite and considering the applause he draws from fans, they would want to see him play in the final in what will surely be the last time he competes in Germany.
The newest member of the top 10, Dominic Thiem, has had a brilliant season so far winning titles in Buenos Aires, Acapulco, finishing runner-up in Munich and making the semi-finals of Brisbane, Rio de Janeiro and finally Roland Garros.
The world number seven has a 43-11 win-loss record in 2016 and will come into this clash full of confidence knowing that he defeated Federer the last time they met, with the Austrian winning 7-6, 6-4 at the Rome Masters. If he can play as well as he did on that historic day, there are chances that he can upset Federer for a second time in his career.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Roger Federer to win: 1/3
- Dominic Thiem to win: 9/4
The duo have faced each other twice in ATP tennis history with head-to-head level at 1-1. The last time they met was in the Round of 16 of the Rome Masters earlier this year, with Thiem winning 7-6, 6-4.
Stuttgart Open history
Federer and Thiem have never faced each other at the Stuttgart Open.