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Murray can end 76 years of British hurt at Wimbledon

| 08.07.2012

Roger Federer is a 1/2 shot to score his seventh Wimbledon singles title against home-favourite Andy Murray, who makes his debut in a Centre court final.

Federer disposed of world number one Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display in his semi-final in a match that he controlled for great periods as he took the game to the Serb.

Murray has finally made it through to a Wimbledon final after falling at the semis in the last three years, and is priced at 13/8 to secure that elusive maiden Grand Slam title in front of his own fans.

The Scot has had a tough route to the final, overcoming the likes of David Ferrer and Marin Cilic before ending the hopes of French fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the last-four stage with a nervy, but impressive four sets victory on Friday afternoon.

This is the Swiss’ eighth final at the All England Club, whilst he has only lost one match on grass all year and already has four titles to his name on the Tour.

However, despite Federer being the favourite his record against Murray reads in the 25-year-old’s favour with the Brit winning nine to his opponents seven, so discounting an emotional first British win since 1936.

The two times they have contested Grand Slam finals it has been the 30-year-old who has controlled the play and ultimately left Murray chasing shadows in classy displays at the Australian Open in 2010 and the US Open in 2008.

Both of these matches resulted in a straight sets win for the then world’s best player and it is 9/4 that he repeats that feat this weekend.

Three of the outsider’s matches at this tournament have gone to four sets, so those punters fancying a Murray win should get behind him to do so whilst dropping only one set at 5/1.



Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.