|William Hill Reduces Odds of Murray Wimbledon Win to 5/1 after Nadal Exit|
UK bookmaker William Hill confirmed that it had reduced the odds of Andy Murray winning this year’s Wimbledon from 11/2 to 5/1 after his victory over Marcos Baghdatis on Saturday.
Murray’s chances of winning the tournament this year were further increased by Rafa Nadal suffering a shock exit against world number 100, Lukas Rosol. Nadal’s defeat now means that Murray will not have to face one of the top three players in the world until the final.
“Everything has opened up for Murray and, having been 10/1 at the start of the tournament, there are many who finally think that this could be Murray’s year,” said William Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill has Murray at 1/33 to defeat his fourth round opponent Marin Cilic with Cilic only at 10/1 to flip the match on its head and win with Murray currently leading 7-5 and 3-1 after two sets.
Novak Djokovic is still the outright favourite to win Wimbledon this year with William Hill at 8/13. Roger Federer is second favourite at 4/1 and could face the Serbian player in the semi final. Murray is on offer at 9/2.
Meanwhile, in the women’s section, Maria Sharapova’s surprise exit from the tournament against Sabine Lisicki has blown the odds wide open. William Hill now has Serena Williams available as the favourite at 9/4 with Victoria Azarenka in second at 7/2. Petra Kvitova is on offer at 9/2 and Angelique Kerber is listed at 11/2.
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