Ninth seed Novak Djokovic takes on unseeded Hyeon Chung in the men's singles first round of Rogers Cup, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto on Tuesday.

When does the match start and how to watch it live

The first-round match will start at 1 pm local time, 10:30 pm IST and 6 pm BST.

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.

What to expect from the first-round match

Novak Djokovic
File photo of Novak Djokovic.Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Djokovic is seeded a lowly ninth but the Serb is heading into the tournament after winning the Wimbledon, his first major title since French Open in 2016.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion had a tumultuous last two years but overcame elbow issues and mental barriers to regain peak form at the All England Tennis Club last month.

Djokovic will be favourtie to progress to the second round in Toronto. He has not played a competitive singles match since the Wimbledon final in July but is expected to fend off the challenge from Chung.

Notably, he won his first-round men's doubles match with Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson yesterday. The pair outclassed Denis Shapovalav/Auger Aliassime in straight games. 

Chung, the Nextgen ATP champion from South Korea is heading into the tournament on the back of early exits in Atlanta and Washington.

Chung had reached the semi-final of Australian Open, beating Djokovic en route but the 23-year-old is far from his early-season form following an ankle injury he suffered.

The world number 23 had withdrawn from the French Open and skipped the whole of grass-court swing of the ongoing season.

Djokovic has a score to settle and given the two players' current form, expect the Serb to win it in two sets.

Rogers Cup 2018: Global TV guide

  • US: ESPN, Tennis Channel
  • UK: Sky Sports Main Event
  • Germany: Sky
  • Greece; OTE
  • Latin America: ESPN
  • South Africa: Supersport
  • Taiwan: Sportcast