Novak Djokovic
Fit-again Djokovic has looked rusty on clay so far Reuters

Second seed Novak Djokovic takes on 10th seed David Goffin in the Men's singles quater-final of 2017 Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.

The world number two survived a tough third-round battle against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta yesterday. After taking the first set 6-2, Djokovic stumbled in the second only to fight back and win the decider 6-4.

On the other hand, Goffin stunned sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a three-setter (7-6, 4-6, 6-3) to move a step closer to his maiden ATP Masters 1000 semi-final.

Match: Novak Djokovic vs David Goffin, Men's singles quarter-final

Date: 21 April, Friday

Time: 7:40pm SGT/5:10pm IST/11:40am GMT

Competition: Monte Carlo Masters 2017

Venue: Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

TV Channel: Starhub Sports will provide live TV coverage in Singapore.

Live streaming: The matches can be watched online on Tennis Channel Live, StarHub Go, ESPN, (China)

Live scores can be followed on the tournament's official page.

Djokovic has been tested over the first two rounds in the ongoing tournament and he has been looking rusty ever since he returned from a wrist injury, that kept him out of last month's Miami Open. Both Carreno Busta and his first-round opponent Gilles Simon have taken him to the decider and the Serb will want to hit peak form as soon as possible as a potential semi-final outing against in-form Rafael Nadal awaits him.

The 12-time Grand Slam winner has not reached the semi-final since he went the distance in the season-opening tournament in Doha. Early exits at Australian Open and Indian Wells has not done his confidence any good but the Serb will be motivated to return to form on clay after having a dull season on hard courts.

Djokovic is well placed to emerge successful in today's clash against Goffin as he has a 5-0 head-to-head advantage over the Belgian. However, the world number 13, who is in good form early in the season with two runner-up finishes (Sofia and Rotterdam), will be motivated to put one across his rusty-looking opponent.

TV Schedule

Malaysia: Astro Supersport

Singapore: Starhub Sports

India: TEN 2

USA: Tennis Channel

Australia: ESPN

UK: Sky Sports

Spain: Sogecable

France: France TV

China: CCTV


Thailand: Truevisions

Vietnam: Canal+

Middle East: beIN Sports