Nicolas Mahut
Nicolas Mahut will be in action in the semi-final of the Rotterdam Open Getty

France's Nicolas Mahut takes on Slovakian Martin Klizan in the semi-final of the Rotterdam Open on 13 February (Saturday).

Where to watch

The game is scheduled to start at 1pm GMT. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Live scores and real time updates are available on ATP World Tour's official website.


The first semi-final of the Rotterdam Open will see surprise semi-finalists Nicolas Mahut and Martin Klizan face off on 13 February (Saturday) at the Ahoy Arena. The unseeded Klizan saved five match points against Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-final, eventually winning 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-0 in a match that lasted nearly three hours. The world number 46 has been around the tennis circuit for a few years but has failed to impress much due to inconsistency.

Klizan, who has two ATP titles to his credit albeit in the ATP 250 tour, will be looking to win his first ATP 500 title, something which the 26-year-old needs to kick-start his tennis career. With the Slovakian playing in his favourite clay surface, he is capable of winning on his day.

Qualifier Mahut, famously known for competing in history's longest ever tennis match against John Isner at Wimbledon, reached the semi-final after beating eighth seed Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-final. Mahut, who is the oldest player in the draw at 34, will be competing in his eighth career semi-final and has now won five matches on the trot in the Netherlands.

The Frenchman, playing his fifth tournament of the season, will be looking to hit top form and secure what will be his first ATP title of 2016.

Betting odds (888sport)

• Martin Klizan to win: 9/10

• Nicolas Mahut to win:9/10

Head to Head

The duo have faced each other only once way back in 2012. Mahut playing in his home court at Roland Garros beat the Slovakian 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Rotterdam Open history

Mahut and Klizan have never faced each other in the Rotterdam Open.