Kevin Anderson next up for Murray
Kevin Anderson next up for Murray and he’s hoping that the added pressure on Andy will help him beat the defending champion in their Wimbledon fourth-round clash.
Anderson is a sometime practice partner for Murray and the big-serving South African believes that he can put up a real fight against the 2013 champion at SW19.
“It’s one of those things where I think there will be more pressure on him than there is on me, so I can just sort of relax a little bit,” Anderson said.
think there will be more pressure on him than there is on me.
“I’ve practised with him a few times and I know some of the guys on his team quite well.
“Obviously there’s a huge difference from a practice set in Miami to Centre Court at Wimbledon, but I’m definitely going to be very excited.”
Anderson and Murray have met on two previous occasions, with the latter winning at the Australian Open in 2010.
However, Anderson secured a 6-3 6-1 victory in the Montreal Masters a year later and is 10/1 to defeat Murray at Wimbledon and 22/1 to do so in five sets, while Murray is 4/9 to progress to the quarter-finals in straight sets.
Andy Murray says he is enjoying the pressure of being the reigning Wimbledon champion, telling the Mirror: “Sometimes I’ve had tough first weeks and gone on to do well and sometimes I’ve had easy first weeks and had equally good tournaments.
“But I enjoy pressure. I like feeling nervous.”
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Murray’s possible route
- Quarter-final: David Ferrer (Spain, 7)
- Semi-final: Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 2)
- Final: Rafael Nadal (Spain, 1)
“Each year I’ve played at Wimbledon, I’ve got better. It’s been slow but steady progress.
“Obviously it’s going to be tough to top winning the tournament but, if I can play like I did last year, I’ll definitely be in with a chance.”
What’s your strategy for tennis betting…….
Here’s some excellent views from Clive Keeling at the ‘What Really Makes Money’ team
How can we profit from the fact that men’s tennis is a best of five sets in the major tournaments?
- Lay the player with the shortest odds in the Set Betting market, to win 3-0. Out of 15 matches played on 25 June, 11 of the matches finished without a 3-0 sets win to the shortest-priced player. (Do some basic research perhaps to hone in on matches where both players are likely to win a set. For example, Bernard Tomic and Thomas Berdych played each other at Wimbledon last year, and the first two sets were 7-6 and 6-7 – both players shared the first two very tight sets. Surely there is a reasonable argument for both players to win a set when they met in 2014’s Wimbledon.)
- Wait for a seeded player to find himself one or two sets down at a critical time in the match. In the examples above, Monfils was two sets to nil down. This is a critical time. IF he does not win the next set he is out of Wimbledon. Similarly, if Rafael Nadal is a set and a break of serve down, he needs to fix this as he will then be two sets down and having to win the next three sets to survive.
Ladies’ tennis is better for laying the first set winner, when the first set winner is not the short priced favourite.
There is a real urgency in ladies’ tennis as it is a match which is the first to two sets. If a short-priced favourite loses the first set, she (and other short-priced favourites) will generally win the second set.
You can profit by laying the under-dog when a set up, or back the favourite when a set down, and trade out when they wins the second set (for more information on trading and Betfair, go to……. Betfair Trading
Who are YOUR WIMBLEDON fancies??…….