Andy Murray and Serena Williams will dominate at Wimbledon
Andy Murray is 10/3 second-favourite with BoyleSports to win Wimbledon behind Novak Djokovic, though despite losing in the final of the Australian Open and the semis at the French Open against him, those matches were on hard and clay courts. Murray has played his best tennis against the Serbian on grass, even beating him in the final of Wimbledon in 2013.
Murray is also relaxed and composed. Asked after the final of the Australian Open to define success, Murray said: “Success, is being happy.”
Following his French Open exit, Murray was equally unruffled as he focused his attention on Wimbledon.
“It’s nice that I can get a few days’ break and then get some time to practice on the grass.
“That’s a really positive thing. When you do well at the French, it can be quite difficult the first 10 days or so [afterwards] because you go almost straight into playing matches and you get no break.
“So, I’m happy with where my game is now. It’s just about getting the right plan together between now and the start of Queen’s, to rest and recover and then prepare well for the grass. I feel like I’m playing well enough to do well.”
Dissecting his matches against Djokovic, Murray further strengthened his case to win Wimbledon, giving just cause as to why he can triumph and collect his second crown there in two years.
“Looking at both of the matches we played [at the slams], I was up a break in the third set, it was 7-6, 6-7. I was up a break in the third set in Australia. Here I needed to start the match better but, overall, I don’t think I’m too far away.
“Obviously, Australia is his best surface, the best tournament for him. He loves the conditions there. And over the years he’s been much better than me on clay courts. On grass we’ve only played a couple of times and I’ve played well against him – the US Open and Wimbledon. I prefer the conditions there for my game. Hopefully I can close the gap a bit more.”
Meanwhile, in Women’s half of the draw, Serena Williams blew everyone away to win the French Open, her 20th Grand Slam title, and looks simply unstoppable at the minute. Odds of 2/1 with SkyBet, say it all, pitching her as the clear favourite for the event, and customers should take these before they slide.
Williams was back to her irrepressible best in Paris and gave the impression that she is barely getting started. Watch this space.
Bookies.com recommended bet: Murray to win Wimbledon @ 10/3 with Boyle Sports
All odds were correct at time of posting.