Placing a bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals that he won in straight sets just last year might seem a little churlish given he’ll be fired up in front of a nominally home crowd, but with the top flight of the Tennis world doing battle there are plenty of other likely winners to back at Bet365, so just which one will take your fancy?
- Should you bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals or are his 9/4 odds too attractive?
- Can Rafael Nadal at 7/2 overcome Roger Federer at 11/8?
- Will Marin Cilic reach the finals at 12/1 to win and be the best each-way wager available
Andy Murray is, perhaps unfortunately for him, a nice guy. He’s down to Earth, has retained his dour Scots demeanor and has weathered both harsh criticism and numerous vicious jokes at his expense (the best having come from the Mock The Week team whilst Murray himself was in their audience) but thus far he has not let his fame or fortune go to his head, and indeed instead of folding under pressure he has gone from strength to strength and a bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals is a risky proposition.
Of course those that regularly bet on sports in the UK will be aware the ATP World Finals will be played inside the O2 Arena in London, a sports venue built within the shell of what used to be the Millennium Dome and in the same way you might not bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals right now, back in 2000 you’d not have bet on the Millennium Dome being anything but a white elephant, a monument to the hubris of the 20th century, the Labour party under Tony Blair and stupidity.
Will Murray Win Or Lose At The ATP World Finals? Wanna Bet?
- London O2 Arena
- 12th – 19th November
- Top 8 ranked players
- Format – Round Robin
- Purse – $7.5m
- Surface – Indoor/Hard
When the O2 Arena was born from the ashes of the “Millennium Experience”, an exhibition that was to British public relations what Donald Trump has been to delicate international diplomacy, it was deemed a bit of a risk, however since then it has become a mainstay venue for concerts and sporting events, comedy shows and exhibits that have attracted millions of visitors and if you’re going to bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals getting a ticket to watch him lose might require early booking.
Within that scant 20,000 person capacity the O2 Arena will see the 8 top men’s tennis players fight for the ATP trophy which is, after the Grand Slam events, perhaps the most prestigious tournaments and just being in that select field is an achievement in itself. This means that whilst a bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals is probably worth taking advantage of UK gambling laws for, betting that he won’t make it at all isn’t. Despite the relative strength of the opposition Murray will be there regardless.
Bet Against Murray To Win The ATP World Finals At Bet365
Bet365 gives Murray 9/4 odds but if you’re going to bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals you’ll probably want to plump for the 11/8 that is being quoted on Roger Federer who, lets face it, has always had the measure of Murray, as has, if we’re honest about it, Rafael Nadal who garners a rather generous 7/2, possibly based on his fitness. Beyond that it’s a matter of not so much choosing a winner as getting a nice set of odds on one of the finalists. Marin Cilic is 12/1 to win, but get to the final? Maybe.
Naturally it’s possible that a surging Dominic Thiem could reach the final making an eachway wager at his 18/1 to win odds quite the gamble, although he’s only barely ahead of Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev both of whom get 22/1 from Bet365, and whilst backing these guys to get to the final is not precisely a bet against Murray to win the ATP World Finals it would at least net you an increase in your bank roll and make the sort of UK gambling news headlines the British tabloid press utterly adore which in the former Millennium Dome will be oh so appropriate.