William Hill have been forced to half the price of Roger Federer winning Wimbledon from 16/1 into 8/1, in what has been a real show of support for the great.
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William Hill are offering just 11/8 that we will see a Federer vs Nadal final at the Australian Open. Federer is 8/11 to make it through, with Nadal 2/5 to beat Dimitrov.
With Tuesday’s matches already complete, we now know two of the four who will compete in the Australian Open semi-finals. In the early hours of Tuesday, Stan Wawrinka beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in straight sets, making him 11/4 second favourite to win the competition. He will face a rejuvenated Roger Federer, who brushed aside Andy Murray’s vanquisher, Mischa Zverev, in 90 minutes.
With both players coming back from injury, nobody had high hopes for either Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal, but William Hill now make the dream final a 7/2 shot. Roger is the current favourite to lift the title at 11/4, Rafa is offered at 7/2 to win.
Johanna Konta is just 7/1 with William Hill to win the Australian Open having started the tournament as a 33/1 shot.
Things are looking very good for British Tennis with Sir Andy 13/8 to win the first major of the year and Johanna Konta 33/1 to win the women’s tournament. The double is a cool 90/1.
At 1/8 Andy Murray is the clear favourite to win the 2016 Sport Personality of the Year, therefore perhaps the most interesting aspect of the competition has become the race for second place. Alistair Brownlee became a fan favourite this year following the dramatic ending to the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, when he helped his exhausted brother across the line in a showcase of fraternal love. He was also able to retain his Olympic gold, thus making him the 4/6 top pick in the betting without Andy market. Gareth Bale is behind him at 11/2 following a year of remarkable performances for Real Madrid and Wales, while Laura Trott, 6/1, became Britain’s most successful female Olympian after winning both the team pursuit and the Omnium in Rio. Mo Farah is 6/1, while Nick Skelton is a 12/1 shot.