TENNIS BETTING: Live on BBC from 12.00: Week 2 of Wimbledon begins and Nadal is losing sight of Roger Federer in the markets. Murray remains firm at 11/2. Compare all Wimbledon Odds.
Roger Federer is 7/4 fav at William Hill after a straight sets win over Arnaud Clement in the round of 32. In contrast, Rafa Nadal has drifted to 4/1 at Paddy Power after a 2nd successive 5 set brawl, this time with German Philipp Petzschner.
With a last 16 tie today against Paul-Henri Mathieu, Nadal should come through at 1/8 with Boylesports but is on a collision course for a quarter final with Robin Soderling. Soderling is 6/1 with Stan James to win the title and he could be the man to make to final against Federer, exploiting Nadal’s uncertainty.
Andy Murray, who faces Gilles Simon, is 11/2 at Totesport to win and whilst he is playing well, he would fall against Federer, with whom he shares the top half of the draw.
Justine Henin, a fancied 10/1 shot with Stan James must play fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters in the last 16 in a very tight encounter.
Maria Sharapova has finally drifted to 12/1 with Victor Chandler as she has ran into top seed Serena Williams and would be doubtful to progress.
One to watch may be Caroline Wozniacki at 16/1 with Skybet. She has a relatively easy run to the semi finals, where admittedly she potentially would play S Williams but a head of steam could take her into the final.