Bookies.com explain why Great Britain number one and men's singles third seed Andy Murray is splendid value to win Wimbledon for a second time.
Andy Murray has awesome top odds of 11/4 with Betfair, Titanbet and Winner to win a second Wimbledon men’s singles title this year, and Bookies.com are urging British punters to be patriotic and back the sensational Scot.
Not convinced by that price? Read on to discover five reasons why we think Murray will win.
Been there, done that
You would have to be living under a rock during the summer of 2013 not to know that Murray became the first British man since 1936 to lift the Wimbledon trophy aloft. He beat current ATP world number one and reigning SW19 champion Noval Djokovic in straight sets then, proving on his day Murray is the best in the world.
Two of big four in decline
Early barriers to Murray scooping Grand Slam glory were the twin tennis titans of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Note the use of the word ‘were’ there. Both the all-time Swiss great and sensational Spaniard are now in decline.
Punters can look to their respective performances at the French Open for proof. Federer fell to compatriot Stan Wawrinka, while ‘the king of clay’ Nadal, meanwhile, was defeated for only the second time in history at Roland Garros by deadly Djokovic.
Who stands to gain from their fall from grace? Murray! He’s looking a tasty price with Titanbet already…
Rest of field don’t know what it takes
Here’s an amazing stat for you; since Wimbledon 2005, only six Grand Slam titles over the last decade have gone to players outside of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal. Murray has two of those triumphs, first winning the US Open in 2012.
There’s just Wawrinka and Marin Cilic among active competitors holding any chance of figuring at the business end at all that have also tasty a major tennis honour. Murray knows what it takes to be Wimbledon champion, the best of the rest don’t.
Best clay court campaign, ever
For those punters looking for evidence that Murray is in-form, then look no further than his brilliant build-up to Wimbledon. His confidence should be sky high following a highly successful clay court season, which saw him scoop his first-ever ATP title on that surface.
Queen’s and country
One final sign that makes Murray a shoe-in to win Wimbledon is his victory in the AEGON Championships at Queen’s Club across London. This was part of the perfect preparation two years ago, so we should expect the same again when he moves from West Kensington to SW19.
All odds were correct at time of posting.