Andy Murray fancied to overcome Federer on Friday afternoon
Seven-time Wimbledon champion and record Grand Slam winner Roger Federer may hold the edge in meetings with Britain’s Andy Murray (12-11) but the Scot has won their last duel on grass.
Murray, who claimed the crown here in 2013 and Gold at the 2012 London Olympics on these courts, therefore, is the slight odds-on favourite at 9/10 with bwin for victory once more.
But Bookies.com recommend you go for a more enticing 19/5 price with 888.com for the British world number three to come through 3-1, given that he has lost a set at least in six of his wins over Federer.
Nearly the age of 34, the Swiss all-time great is certainly at the latter end of his career, and Murray is in such good form now.
The double Grand Slam winner has lost just once since April, being defeated only by Novak Djokovic at the French Open, after claiming titles at the BMW Open, Madrid Masters and Queen’s in the process.
Murray has beaten two of his last three opponents, Andreas Seppi and Ivo Karlovic, this Wimbledon in four sets too, before easily dispatching Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who earlier knocked out James Ward.
He is certainly fired up for his 24th meeting with Federer, and said ahead of the clash: “I know Roger very well, we walked to the practice courts together this morning.
“Friday is a different story and hopefully we can have a great match.”
“I hope I get good support on Friday,” Murray added. “It’s been the case throughout the whole event and every year that I played here.
“Roger’s extremely popular everywhere he goes, so it might not be as partisan a crowd or atmosphere as some matches that I play here.
“But it will still be an excellent atmosphere. I’ll still get a boost from the crowd, I’m sure.”
You can also back Murray at 16/5 (second-favourite behind Djokovic) with Boylesports to claim his second Wimbledon crown.
Murray beats Federer 3-1 @ 19/5 with 888.com
All odds were correct at time of posting.