The seemingly-unbeatable Novak Djokovic will want to make his move into the last four of the Shanghai Masters with victory over Bernard Tomic in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Djokovic, who won three of the four Grand Slam titles this year, has been in irresistible form and has already won a title in China, when he beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the China Open last weekend.
Unless someone plays some seriously-inspired tennis, it looks like the world number one will march towards another title, in what has already been a record-breaking year for the Serbian.
If that man will be Tomic or not, only time will tell. "I'm attacking on the right points and I'm aggressive on the baseline, and that's what's causing me to play very good and I'm serving very well on top of that," Tomic, who beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4 in the last round, told Fairfax media. "So there's a few areas I'd like to work on over the next few weeks, but for now it's been pretty good and I have to go for it against Novak."
Djokovic was in cruise mode in his last 16 match, beating Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-3. The world number will know if he stays at anything remotely resembling his top game, Tomic have no chance of causing an upset.
"You can't just expect to win all the time very comfortable, but I've been doing so for the last week and a half," Djokovic said. "Obviously, it's giving me more confidence. Any time I come back to the court, I feel good and I start off well.
"Generally most of the work that is done is done before I start tournament. You're just trying to keep this fine tuning and good feeling on the court. Obviously it's better to win comfortably in two sets than staying too long.
"Again, result is not in your hand, but you can always do your best to prepare yourself for the battle and try to perform your best."
Where to Watch Live
Shanghai Masters quarterfinal between Djokovic and Tomic is scheduled for a 6 pm local time (3.30 pm IST, 11 am BST, 6 am ET) start, with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 4/HD and Ten Sports. Viewers in India can also catch the quarterfinal action via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live and Starsports.com.
Audience in the US can watch Novak Djokovic vs Bernard Tomic live on the Tennis Channel, with the live stream option on Tennis Channel live. Viewers in the UK can catch the quarterfinal live on Sky Sports, while the match can be live streamed on Sky Go.
International viewers can also live stream the Shanghai Masters on Tennis TV.