Andy Murray, 11/8 at , has reached his 2nd consecutive Australian Open final and has a great chance of attoning for last year’s defeat to Roger Federer.
Murray has swerved del Potro, Soderling and Nadal in his journey and many thought he would cruise past Ferrer but the Spaniard ran him close for the most part of 2 sets until Murray’s class showed.
Ferrer really did push Murray close and if he had snatched the 2nd set instead of losing out to Murray, one of the contestants of this final would be very different. Compare this to Djokovic’s ruthless demolition of Roger Federer and the Serb is a very worthy fav to regain his 2008 title.
Djokovic to win a comfortable 4 set encounter (3-1) is 7/2 at 888sport while a closer run thing, 3-2, is 11/2 at Betfred. A 3-0 whitewash is reasonably unlikely at 4/1 (William Hill) so the Djokovic 3-1 win looks the best bet.