Andy Murray Defeats Novak Djokovic in Straight Sets

Published on July 8th, 2013 12:05 am EST

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Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets earlier today to capture his very first Wimbledon title. Murray thrilled the hometown fans, as he was the first British-born player to win the men's Wimbledon title in over 70 years.

Before the 2013 Wimbledon tournament began, Andy Murray was listed at 4.50 to win. Let's look at the odds of the top four players prior to the tournament getting underway:

Novak Djokovic, 2.00
Andy Murray, 4.50
Rafael Nadal, 5.00
Roger Federer, 9.00

So, according to the odds listed above, a successful £100 wager on Murray returned a total profit of £350.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both fell early in the tournament, clearing the path for Murray to square off against Djokovic. This match-up nearly didn't come to fruition, however, as both Djokovic and Murray won 5-set nail-biters in the later rounds of the tournament.

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Heading into the finals, the straight up odds looked like this:

Novak Djokovic, 1.53
Andy Murray, 2.50

What were the odds of Murray winning in straight sets? Let's take a look:

Murray to win 3-0, 6.50

So, if you wagered £100 on this outcome, you cleared a total of £550, which is not a bad day at the office.

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When the betting odds for the 2014 Wimbledon tournament become available, you can safely assume that Djokovic and Murray will have nearly identical odds to win, with Federer and Nadal likely having even worse odds than they did this past year.

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