Top seed Novak Djokovic will face fifth seed Marin Cilic in their final Guga Kuerten group-stage tie of ATP Finals 2018 at the O2 Arena in London on Friday, November 16.

When does the match start and how to watch it live

The final Kuerten match will not start before 8 pm local time, and 12:30 am IST (Saturday).

Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will provide live television coverage of the match in India. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

Djokovic vs Cilic preview

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic will be hoping to make it three in three in the group stages.Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

We're into the last day of the round-robin round of ATP Finals and there is only one semi-final spot up for grabs. While Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson have sealed last-four berths from Lleyton Hewitt group, Djokovic is already through to the next round.

The world number one has continued with his imperious form in the ongoing tournament, winning both his previous matches in straight sets. After beating big-serving Isner on Monday, the Serb made light work of Zverev — 6-4, 6-1 to assert his dominance over the rest in the group.

Djokovic will be keen on heading into the semi-final with winning momentum but he faces a tricky test against Cilic, who is desperate for a win as he faces a must-win situation in Friday's tie.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion has a 16-2 head-to-head record over Cilic but the Croat had pushed the numero uno to the limits in their last three meetings, which includes a three-set win at Queen's Club.

Nonetheless, Cilic needs to be on top of his game to test the in-form Djokovic, who has lost just one of his last 27 outings.

The world number seven heads into the match on the back of a hard-fought 7-6(5), 7-6(1) win over Zverev, who will face Isner in a must-win match on Friday.

"I feel that Novak is playing really good tennis and I just have to keep playing well. Obviously to serve well is going to be critical and I hope I'm going to be ready and have another great match," Cilic was quoted as saying by ATP's official website.

Djokovic vs Cilic: ATP Finals TV guide

  • UK: Sky Sports, BBC 2
  • US: ESPN, Tennis Channel
  • Canada: TSN, RDS
  • France: beIN sport, Canal+
  • Netherlands: Fox Sports
  • Serbia: RTS
  • Germany: Sky Deutschland
  • Switzerland: SRG
  • Japan: NHK
  • Malaysia: Astro Supersport
  • Singapore: Starhub