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2008 Wimbledon Final: Federer big favourite against Nadal

2008 Wimbledon Final: Federer big favourite against Nadal Hours away from that start of the 2008 Wimbledon Final match Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal and the latest odds are favouring the Swiss in a big way. Although the final has a good chance of being delayed due to rain, the punters are supporting Federer to the point his odds had to be shortened. For example, at the British online sportsbook Sportingbet the odds on Federer to win the 2008 Wimbledon are now posted at 4/6, while the Spaniard is underdog with odds on winning the Wimbledon Final at 23/20. Federer may have beaten Nadal in the last two finals, but the Spaniard has improved rapidly on grass and last month at the French Rafael Nadal was the better player. Still, the odds makers are siding with Federer, who will be chasing six consecutive Wimbledon title on Sunday, weather permitting.

 "I think it's a totally different court [compared to the French Open], different surface. Everything is different. I think it doesn't matter. I prefer to have the victory, but I don't think it will be important for Sunday," Nadal was quoted. "Paris was sort of a disappointment, in terms of living up to the expectations, but that happens sometimes. For me it's obviously important to sort of bounce back from that loss, even though I'm not going to draw anything out of that match because Rafa plays so different on clay and grass. He plays so much closer to the baseline that I have to draw from my two previous Wimbledon finals," Federer set the stage on Saturday. Nadal has an 11-6 record against Federer in head-to-head meetings but the matches have gone very much along the expected lines, with Nadal winning nine of their 10 meetings on clay and Federer winning both matches on grass.

 Roger Federer winning the 2008 Wimbledon Final 3-1 is the favourite outcome with the odds makers on Sunday with payout of 3/1, followed by Federer winning 3-0 with odds 7/2. The odds on Rafael Nadal winning Wimbledon 3-1 or 3-2 are posted at 5/1 on Sportingbet's website. Live betting on the 2008 Wimbledon final will also be available at the bookie.

 Published on 07/06/2008

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