|Friday, 28 January 2011 14:03|
The Australian Open is well underway, and Britian’s Andy Murray is getting closer and closer to ending a British losing streak expanding almost 75 years. The final scores were as follows: 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (2). Thanks to this Semifinal win, Andy Murray will now face the feared Serbian himself, Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is the 2008 champion and has a 4-3 tennis betting edge in the matchups. However, Murray is on a role, winning the last 3 consecutive competitions. Murray’s position in the Australian Open is so vital to his homeland as there has not been a British male that has won a Grand Slam singles title since 1936, when Fred Perry took the last win. Murray came close last year, but lost to Roger Federer in Melbourne Park.
Sportsbook lists Andy Murray as the plus 145 underdog vs. Djokovic.
When betting on tennis note that Roger Federer, Andy Murray is happy to hear, is out of the competition. But, there is a catch. Federer was knocked out in the semifinals by the man Murray faces next, Djokovic. f Djokovic’s greatest moment in tennis was his win here in Melbourne three years ago, when he beat Jo-Wifried Tsonga in the final, then his defence of the title was underwhelming, disrupted as it was by his switch from Wilson rackets (for whom Federer was the undisputed top dog) to Head. Perhaps you might not realize however, that Murray and Djokovic are actually good friends. In fact, they played a friendly game of soccer Friday morning at the AAMI Prk Stadium, which included a group of players from the Melbourne Victory A-League team. There was a period when this sort of intimacy would have been impossible.
Another Tennis legend, Rafael Nadal was also knocked out and lost the chance to win his fourth straight Grand Slam tourney, by David Ferrer, whom Murray just beat in the Semifinals. Ferrer has won the first set by breaking Murray’s serve in the 10th game, and had a set point to go up 2-0 in the second. But Murray saved it and leveled at 5-5. The two exchanged service breaks in the next two games to send the second set to a tiebreaker, which Murray led 6-0 to take the win.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.