Murray heading for a US Open final against Novak Djokovic after conceding just five games in his fourth round clash
Andy Murray has already bagged a Wimbledon title and Olympic gold this year, with the Brit now playing superlative tennis at Flushing Meadow and he was simply irresistible against Grigor Dimitrov.
After a tricky third round passage against Paolo Lorenzi, Murray stepped his tennis up several gears and beat his Russian opponent with plenty to spare, something that means he’ll have plenty of time to prepare for his last eight clash against Kei Nishikori. The match is being live streamed at the bet365 website along with the other men’s singles quarter final clashes.
Bet365 have reacted to his crushing defeat of Dimitrov by going 5/4 about Murray claiming a second US Open title, with the world number two set to play Juan Martin del Potro or Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals should he make it past his Japanese opponent.
“I played extremely well,” said Murray. “Tactically I played a good match, made very few unforced errors and made it tough for Grigor.”
Dimitrov said: “Andy is the best player right now out there. I ran out of fuel, I think, physically and mentally.”
William Hill go 11/10 about Djokovic claiming the US Open title, although the Serbian does appear to be nursing some kind of elbow injury and hasn’t been tested in this tournament.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meets the world number one at the last eight stage, with France having a guaranteed semi-finalist by virtue of the fact that Lucas Pouille plays Gael Monfils in the last eight.
Serena Williams is the strong favourite to win the women’s singles event, with the American safely through to the last eight and she will play Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals.
Williams is an 8/11 chance to claim another Grand Slam title, with Angelique Kerber regarded as the biggest danger and the German is a 7/2 chance.
All odds were correct at time of posting.