Murray took just over two hours to see off Yen Hsun Lu while his route to SW19 glory was also made clearer following the withdrawal of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marin Cilic as well as the sensational exit of defending champion Roger Federer.
Subsequently, Coral cut the Scot from 2/1 to 5/4 to come out on top although world number one Novak Djokovic remains favourite at even money.
Coral also make Murray 7/4 favourite to be named Sports Personality of the Year.
“Quite rightly Andy Murray will take it one match at a time, but the exit of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer in particular has removed a major obstacle from his path, and the British number one is the shortest price he has ever been at this stage of the tournament,” Coral’s David Stevens told Betrescue.
**Wimbledon Men’s outright
Evs Novak Djokovic, 5/4 Andy Murray, 28 Juan Martin Del Potro, 33 Tomas Berdych, 50 David Ferrer, Jerzy Janowicz, Ernests Gulbis, 80 Bar