US Open Final – Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic
This entry was posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012
One Last Triumph for Team GB?
Will this great summer of sport never end? Just hours after our triumphant Olympians and Paralympians schlep up and down the city of London in a big bus, everyone’s favourite occasional Brit, Andy Murray, will attempt to achieve something that cocks a snoop at the exploits of Hoy, Peacock and the rest.
Not since before Hitler was a universal baddie has a Brit won a Men’s Tennis slam, and although many have knocked on the door (even you Rusedski,) every time they have found the lights off and nobody at home.
Many feel this is Murray’s time. His dismissal of Novak Djokovic in the Olympics semi-final was sensational, and his final act there against the great Roger Federer suggested he may finally be ready to win when it really counts, against one of the big three in a final.
But this is Djokovic we are talking about here, a man who since he started his astonishing burst of Grand Slam form back in 2011, has only lost one final. He also has the edge over Murray – 8 matches to 6 in the head-to-head record.
That is why we find the 3.8 available at Betfair on the Serb winning 3 sets to 1, pretty irresistible. Murray has however had an extra day’s break since he defeated Tomas Berdych in the semi on Saturday, so he could be a decent shout at 2.58 to take the first set.