Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray odds lengthen despite draw ‘opening up’

Even though the seeds on his side of the draw are tumbling, our traders are being turned of last year’s champion…


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.

Serve up some great Wimbledon odds at PaddyPower.com

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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Paddy Power Wimbledon betting

11/5     Federer
7/2       Nadal
5/1       Djokovic
5/1       Murray

9/2       Pliskova
9/2       Kvitova
12/1     Konta
14/1     V Williams
14/1     Ostapenko

Weather specials
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

What do you think?