Tennis By Joe Crilly

Murray 8/1 To Go Out In First Round… Can The Big Four Lock Up Wimbledon Semis?

With the traditional “top four” being handed the top four seeds in the Wimbledon draw, William Hill are offering 7/1 that Murray, Federer, Djokovic and Nadal are the final four in the tournament.


It is unsure how Murray will fare with question marks over both his form and his fitness and the odds of the current number one lifting the Wimbledon trophy for a third time have drifted considerably since he was 5/2 joint favourite just three weeks ago. Federer, with whom Murray shared favouritism, is the 2/1 favourite to win Wimbledon while the mammoth gamble on Rafael Nadal continues apace, with his price coming in from 7/1 on 11th June to just 9/2 now. It is 8/1 that Andy Murray exits Wimbledon in the first round.


“Murray has been seeded number one for Wimbledon but despite this, he looks vulnerable,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “No doubt a patriotic punt will materialise in the coming days but for now people are swerving Murray and backing his rivals.”


Wimbledon winner: 2/1 Roger Federer; 7/2 Andy Murray; 9/2 Rafael Nadal; 6/1 Novak Djokovic; 16/1 Marin Cilic; 16/1 Milos Raonic; 20/1 BAR