2008 US Open
Final: Odds favor Roger Federer against Andy Murray
British tennis player Andy Murray beat the world No.1
Rafael Nadal to face Roger Federer at the final of the 2008 US
Open Men's Singles Championship on Monday and we have the odds
to win by a few of the bookmakers. The Scot stunned Rafael Nadal
in four sets on Sunday to reach the US Open final, winning the
semi-final 6-2 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 6-4 to set up a meeting with
four-time defending champion Roger Federer on Monday. With his
victory on Sunday Murray finally broke the curse of losing the
last five games against the Spaniard, a victory foreseen by all
odds makers, after the game was cancelled yesterday due to rain.
"It's awesome to beat him, a great feeling. He's beaten me
five times in a row, so that was tough, and to do it in a semi
meant it was really difficult. With the rain delay yesterday,
and it was windy today, there were a lot of different things,
but I'm happy I came through in the end. It was really tough to
serve from the near end, it was very windy, so I knew I was
going to have chances to break and I just had to hang in,"
Andy Murray was quoted after winning the 2008 US Open semi-final
and booking a ticket to the final against Federer.
But this is as far as the sixth seed
will go on Monday, bookmakers in North America and in Europe are
unanimous. The offshore sportsbook
BodogLife already has Roger
Federer as the ultimate favorite to win the 2008 US Open Tennis
Championship tomorrow, listing the Swiss with odds -200.
Meanwhile Murray will be underdog once again, holding odds to
win the Grand Slam at +150. North American bettors who are
siding with Andy Murray to win the final on Monday may want to
consider the online sportsbook
Bookmaker, where the Scot is even
bigger underdog and is offering payout on +165 odds to win the
2008 US Open.
As an unspoken rule, the British
bookmakers offer best odds on the favorite, Roger Federer, who
is listed at 8/15 at the UK-licensed online sportsbook
which does not accept bets from the U.S. Bet 365 has Murray as a
long shot with odds 6/4 on winning the 2008 US Open men's final.