Nadal and Murray in hurry for Semi showdown
Andy Murray eased into the third round of the Australian Open although the imperious form of Rafael Nadal has seen Murray slip to 7/1 (from 6/1) to win the tournament outright. William Hill have shortened Nadal from 7/4 to 6/4 outright favourite with Federer 7/4 second.
Should Murray win his next two matches, he will face Rafael Nadal in the semi finals and this is the 7/4 favourite to be the stage in which the Brit gets knocked out. On form, Murray will face Robin Soderling in the Quarter Final and Hills are offering 5/2 that he gets knocked out at this stage.
"Nadal has only dropped four games so far and he looks very impressive indeed. Should Murray face Nadal in the Semis, the odds are not on the Brit's side," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Hills are offering 12/1 that Murray goes on to win the Australian Open without dropping a set.
William Hill Australian Open Odds:
Men's Outright: 6/4 Rafael Nadal; 7/4 Roger Federer; 7/1 Andy Murray; 8/1 Novak Djokovic; 14/1 Robin Soderling; 40/1 Tomas Berdych; 50/1 Andy Roddick; 66/1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; 66/1 Marin Cilic; 80/1 Gael Monfils; 80/1 Marcos Baghdatis ;80/1 Jurgen Melzer; 80/1 Stanislas Wawrinka; 100/1 BAR
Andy Murray to win Australian Open without losing a set: 12/1
Andy Murray Stage Of Elimination from 2011 Australian Open: 8/1 Round Three; 9/4 Round Four; 5/2 Quarter Final; 7/4 Semi Final; 7/1 Runner Up; 7/1 Winner
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