Despite winning the competition in last year’s edition, Andy Murray is placed behind Serbian Novak Djokovic by sportbooks.
Last year’s Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has been given assurances from the sides of bookmakers, placing him second in the likely winners list. Mobile betting firm Paddy Power offers odds of 13-5 for the defending champion, while Serbian master Novak Djokovic still holds stronger odds at 15-8.
Spanish player Rafael Nadal managed to secure himself this year’s title of the French Open, which puts him third favorite to win the competition, with 4-1 odds.
High demand for the last-16 match
Ladbrokes predicts that over GBP 150 million will be placed by punters on one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. As always, watching a live event is a privilege. Many fans have pitched their tents on Saturday in hopes that they will be lucky enough to grab a ticket to watch the last-16 match between Murray and South African Kevin Anderson.
Gambling news reports that there are only 500 tickets available for the highly anticipated clash, for which people are willing to wait for days on end. A tennis fan from Isle of Lewis, Mark Martin, commented on his sacrifice to get a hold of the limited tickets. “I camped to get in the first 500 in the queue. I fancy Andy’s chances.”