It seemed to be pouring with luck for Andy Murray on the first day of the tournament yesterday, as he eased through against Alexander Bublik.
Meanwhile two potential foes – Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios – departed, but we’ve resisted slashing the price on a third Wimbledon crown for Murray.
Instead, his chances have DECREASED – going from 5/1 pre-tournament to 6/1 today.
There could also be an unusual doubles match at Wimbledon this fortnight – as we’ve made it odds-on that a record temperature is set (5/6) at SW19, as well as offering a short price (5/4) that the championships endure four or more days of rain.
A full day’s play is just 10/1 to be washed out – excluding the roofed Centre Court – and 40/1 that caterers run out of strawberries and cream.
In the women’s draw Britain’s Jo Konta remains third favourite (12/1) for a maiden Major crown.
Asked about Murray’s drift spokesman Paddy Power said: “Murray was handed the daddy of all breaks yesterday, as two potential foes fell.
“He’ll be hoping opponents are wiped out as swiftly as a day’s play under rainfall, as he limps his way through the tournament.”
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14/1 V Williams
5/6 Record temperature to be broken (Over 27c)
5/6 Over 30,000k strawberries and 11,500 litres of cream to be consumed
5/4 Any player to be asked to change their clothing
5/4 Four or more days of rain
10/1 Full day’s play to be washed out (excluding Centre Court)
40/1 Caterers to run out of Strawberries & Cream