A hard-working, intelligent and athletic defensive player, Andy Murray has earned a reputation as the best counter-puncher on the ATP Tour and has fought his way to the top echelon of men’s tennis during a period when the sport has featured some of the game’s greatest ever players.
Andy Murray Biography
Murray turned professional in 2005, but he first made an impact on the Tour in 2008, when he reached the final of the US Open and finished the year ranked fourth in the world. For the next three seasons he fought hard to consolidate his position alongside Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, reaching three Grand Slam finals and five semi-finals before he finally earned his maiden Grand Slam victory, at the US Open in 2012. The following year he made history by becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936. He has since won another Wimbledon title and at the start of the 2016 Tour Finals was the world number one.
Bet on Andy Murray
Now that he has claimed the world number one ranking, there may well be few opportunities to back Murray at decent odds in 2017. Perhaps he might be a touch bigger in price for the French Open, which has been his least successful Grand Slam event, but otherwise your best hope of being able to back Murray at good odds probably depends on Djokovic returning to his best early in 2017 and eating up more of the market.
Murray appears poised on the brink of becoming unbackable and you can be sure that bookmakers will be taking no chances in 2017, particularly if Djokovic’s 2016 slump drags into the New Year. The patriotic pound will always result in him being a shorter price than he should be at Wimbledon, and I don’t expect his odds to be very generous all year round, unless he endures a prolonged and unexpected run of bad form.