Andy Murray is 7-2 third favourite with bookmaker Coral to become the first home winner at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, ahead of his semi-final showdown against the world number one, Rafa Nadal, tomorrow.
The British number one is 7-4 to beat the Spaniard, who is 4-9 to knock-out Murray, and 6-5 favourite to retain his Wimbledon crown.
“Andy Murray has been impressive throughout the tournament so far, and as a result we face a multi-million pound payout if he goes all the way. However, now the hard work really begins, with the world number one standing between him and a first Wimbledon final, but while the odds suggest the Scot is the underdog against Nadal, this is the first time in the modern era that British bookmakers really fear a home success at SW19,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski had huge followings but neither made the final at Wimbledon, so having avoided a patriotic payout for so long, we’re not expecting any sympathy if Murray lifts the trophy on Sunday,” added Stevens.
4-9 R Nadal, 7-4 A Murray
4-9 N Djokovic, 7-4 Jo-W Tsonga
Nadal to win 3-0 9-4, 3-1 11-4, 3-2 5-1
Murray to win 3-1 11-2, 3-2 6-1, 3-0 7-1
Wimbledon Men’s Outright
6-5 R Nadal, 9-4 N Djokovic, 7-2 A Murray, 7-1 JW Tsonga,