London, England – For many, tennis betting enthusiasts tennis betting markets go, Murray is listed fourth in line for the title itself, second in line to win his group, which includes Roger Federer, Robin Soderling and David Ferrer.
Murray recently dropped to World No. 5 in the rankings after Soderling overtook him in the game’s standings on the back of his groundbreaking win in Paris. Nevertheless, this drop hasn’t affected the estimation of his value where this tournament is concerned as he remains the fourth best bet overall.
Andy Murray takes a 44-16 mark on the season into the Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals, which includes two titles – Rogers Cup and Shanghai.
To Win Group: +175
To Win Tournament: +450
vs. Federer – leads 8-5, including a 2-1 edge on 2010
vs. Soderling – level 2-2, trails 0-1 on 2010
vs. Ferrer – trails 1-3, trails 0-2 on 2010
Potential Semi-final head-to-heads:
vs. Nadal – trails 4-8, leads 2-1 on 2010
vs. Djokovic – trails 3-4, no meetings on 2010
vs. Berdych – trails 1-3, trails 0-1 on 2010
vs. Roddick – leads 6-3, no meetings on 2010
Tennis Betting Trends Verdict: While all and sundry are bounding on Murray’s bandwagon for good reason, the head-to-head outlook doesn’t offer a favourable prognosis. Against his peers, with the exception of Federer and Roddick, Murray has been found wanting.
In his group, he stacks up 11-10 – a favourable mark altogether but skewed by his advantage over Federer. Take out that mark and he trails 3-5 against the tandem of Soderling and Ferrer.
Where the semi-final round is concerned, Murray is an underwhelming 14-18 overall. Once again, this mark is skewed by his results against one particularly Spaniard so if we were to take out that mark he’s a more competitive 10-11 against the rest.
Tennis Betting Verdict: Clearly, Murray is correctly tipped the fourth in line for the title, as he hasn’t been punching at his weight class. By all accounts, winning in London will be no cakewalk for him. He’ll have to raise the level of his game against his lesser as well as his betters if he’s to win. Murray has shown good form ahead of London, which augurs well; but, he’s been inconsistent this season and that unpredictability is what makes him a shaky bet.