Murray Odds On For SPOTY As Bookies Pay Out Eight Figures
Andy Murray is the odds on favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality following his victory at Wimbledon. He is 4/5 with William Hill ahead of Anthony Joshua at 6/1 and Gareth Bale at 8/1.
Andy Murray's victory was a tough result for the bookmakers who were looking at a eight figure payout on the British number one lifting the Wimbledon trophy.
"We not only had to pay out on Andy to win the match but we had him to win the entire tournament from day one and in doubles with Lewis Hamilton as well," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Even with an Olympics ahead of us, Andy is odds on to win Sports Personality again.”
Wimbledon 2017 winner: 6/4 Djokovic; 5/2 Murray; 10 Federer, Raonic; 16/1 Thiem; 20/1 Nadal, Wawrinka; 25/1 BAR
Men’s US Open: 10/11 Novak Djokovic; 3/1 Andy Murray; 8/1 Roger Federer; 16/1 Milos Raonic; 16/1 Stan Wawrinka; 20/1 Rafa Nadal; 25/1 BAR
BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 4/5 Andy Murray; 6/1 Anthony Joshua; 8/1 Gareth Bale; 10/1 Jamie Vardy; 10/1 Jessica Ennis; 16/1 BAR