Victory at Wimbledon for 5/1 shot Andy Murray will trigger a £200,000 payout to patriotic punters, according to Ladbrokes.
Following his late night win against Marcos Baghdatis the Brit is now chalked up at 5/1 to win his first his first major at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic is 10/11, Roger Federer 11/4 and Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 8/1
Murray’s odds-on at 1/4 to beat fourth round opponent Marin Cilic (3/1), however he will have to up his game if he wants to make it to the quarter-final where he could face Juan Martin del Potro or David Ferrer.
The biggest price Murray could have been backed at in-play was 8/11 when he was a break down in the third set, however match punters were interested in the 6/1 on offer about Baghdatis, with the biggest bet of £1000 being placed on the Cypriot to win.
Murray almost lost his temper when tennis balls kept falling out of his shorts during the match and the bookies make it just 2/1 it happens against Cilic and he loses a point in the process.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told betrescue.com: “Murray needs to up the ante, quickly, if he’s got any chance of making it past the quarter-final stage.”
She added: “Nadal’s exit was great news for Murray but he looked edgy at times against Baghdatis so it’s still to be seen whether punters have been betting with their hearts or their heads.”Ladbrokes latest betting – Winner of Wimbledon 2012
Novak Djokovic 10/11
Roger Federer 11/4
Andy Murray 5/1
Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 8/1
Juan Martin del Potro 22/1