Andy Murray vs Roger Federer 2012 Wimbledon Final Odds
After two weeks of non-stop tennis action, we now have two worthy finalists in the 2012 Wimbledon men’s draw, but somehow it isn’t who everyone expected them to be, but, who England hoped it would be.
Although world No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.2 Rafael Nadal have been eliminated, one certainly gets the feeling British fans will have no problem seeing a final between world’s 3rd vs. 4th ranked players.
On one side of the net, many fans will be cheering for man who’s considered not only the greatest tennis player to ever pick up a racket, but also one who has been the most dominant on the world famous grass at the All England Lawn.
After disposing of Djokovic in the semifinals, Roger Federer will be playing for his seventh Wimbledon Championship and looking to extend on the all-time greatest men’s mark with what would be his 17th Grand Slam title. However, the man across from Federer will have a little more than just a mob of fans cheering him on as he looks for his first Grand Slam title.
In fact, when Andy Murray steps on Centre Court on Sunday, he will have an entire nation behind him, as he looks to become the first player from the United Kingdom to win a Wimbledon title since Fred Perry won it 76 years ago.
In what has become a yearly occurrence, the 25-year-old Scot has been under an immense amount of pressure from the media over the past two weeks. With his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 Friday afternoon victory over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Murray became the first British male player to reach the Wimbledon finals since Bunny Austin did it in 1938.
“It’s tough to explain [how it feels]. It’s a bit of relief and excitement,” Murray said after the match. “I started the match really well but one loose game let him back in. It was so close in the last two sets. He was hitting some unbelievable winners and had break points at 4-4, but I managed to hang tough there and win it. It was an emotional end to the match.”
Is Murray the man to end England’s drought or will Federer continue to add to his almost already unreachable legacy with another Grand Slam title? According to 2012 Wimbledon oddsmakers, Roger Federer [-200 ML] will enter this final as the favorite over Andy Murray [+170 ML].
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Although this will be their first meeting at Wimbledon, Federer and Murray and no strangers to one another. In their 15 meetings total, Murray actually holds a slight 8-7 edge over the great Federer. In fact, you don’t have to look very far back to find the last time they went head-to-head.
Their last meeting was in March of this year, when the Scot defeated the Swiss Master in straight sets (7-5, 6-4) at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The underdog also comes in winner of three of their last 4 showdowns.