Two fantastic matches in prospect
Roger Federer is the 8/13 favourite to make the final of the Australian Open in his match against 13/10 Rafael Nadal. Perhaps the most famous of all the meetings between these two rivals was the 2008 Wimbledon Final which went to five sets and William Hill offer 21/10 that this match goes the full distance.
Andy Murray has enjoyed a relatively easy path to the semi finals as have Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, easily landing Hill's 11/4 pre tournament odds that the big four would contest the semis. Murray is 15/8 to defeat Novak Djokovic in their semi final although the Serb is 4/9 to make the final. Murray is also 6/1 to reach number one at any point during 2012.
"We are not surprised that the big four have made the semis, they are streets ahead of the other challengers. The two semi-finals will should be fantastic, one a repeat of last year's final and the second a showcase of the greatest rivalry of the current generation," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Nominate the finalists: 7/5 Federer/Djokovic; 12/5 Djokovic/Nadal; 37/10 Murray/Federer; 57/10 Murray/Nadal
6/1 Andy Murray to reach number one in the world at any point during 2012