Murray has revenge on his mind in Miami
Andy Murray goes head-to-head with Novak Djokovic for the seventh time in his career on Sunday evening – with a lot more than just the ATP World Tour Masters Miami 1000 title at stake.
The Tennis Center at Crandon Park will be the setting for the final of the Sony Ericsson Open, and the match looks set to be a classic.
Murray was destroyed by Djokovic two years ago – for the loss of just one game – in the semi-final of this tournament, en-route to the Serb winning his first Masters 1000 championship.
However, the Scottish super-star is a far more complete player today than he was in 2007, and will be a much sterner test for The Djoker – as such, we’ve made him the 1/2 favourite in the betting.
Also going in the British number one’s favour is that in their last two meetings, Djokovic has been beaten both times – including the only time the pair have met in a Masters 1000 final, in Cincinnati last year. Therefore, the world number three is the outsider at 6/4.
How long Djokovic remains third in the world is another matter altogether. Coming into this tournament his ranking was under serious threat from Murray, but as they’ve both made the final it will be safe for at least another week. It’s now only a question of when, and not if, the two swap positions.
Join us on Sunday at 18:10 for all the action, where we’ll have a wide range of markets to bet on – as each ace, double-fault, rally and point passes by, our betlive service will have all the angles covered.
|Head-to-head stats - how do these two players compare?|
|Andrew Murray||Name||Novak Djokovic|
|4||ATP Miami 1000 seed||3|
|4||Current ATP ranking||3|
|4 (8 September 2008)||Career high ATP ranking||3 (9 July 2007)|
|15 May 1987||Birth date||22 May 1987|
|Dunblane, Scotland||Birth place||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Dunblane, Scotland||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6'3" (190 cm)||Height||6'2" (187 cm)|
|185 lbs (84 kg)||Weight||176 lbs (80 kg)|
|Miles Maclagan||Coach||Marián Vajda|
|2||YTD singles titles||1|
|20-2||YTD singles won-lost||17-7|
|$953,937||YTD prize money||$641,154|
|10||Career singles titles||12|
|175-67||Career singles won-lost||202-75|
|$6,453,372||Career prize money||$11,148,781|
|2||Masters 1000 titles||4|
|0||Grand Slam titles||1|
|Best Grand Slam results|
|4th round (2007, 2009)||Australian Open||Winner (2007)|
|3rd round (2008)||French Open||Semi-final (2007, 2008)|
|Quarter-final (2008)||Wimbledon||Semi-final (2008)|
|Final (2008)||US Open||Final (2007)|
|2008||ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati||Hard||Final||Murray||7-6, 7-6|
|2008||ATP Masters 1000 Canada||Hard||QF||Murray||6-3, 7-6|
|2008||ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo||Clay||R16||Djokovic||6-0, 6-4|
|2007||ATP Masters 1000 Miami||Hard||SF||Djokovic||6-1, 6-0|
|2007||ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells||Hard||SF||Djokovic||6-2, 6-3|
|2006||ATP Masters 1000 Madrid||Hard||R16||Djokovic||1-6, 7-5, 6-3|