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Andy Murray v Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 Semi Final Betting Preview
With this half of the draw having gone pretty much to script, Andy Murray will now take on Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men’s semi final this Friday. In a slightly different scenario to years gone by, it is Murray who the bookies make their 4/5 favourite to progress to the final of this tournament, and likely face defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Seven time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is bidding to make history this year by winning the title for an unprecedented eighth time. Federer can currently be backed at a best price of 6/5 with Boylesports and that is sure to appeal to plenty of tennis punters and Federer fans alike.
Although Andy Murray is likely to have the bulk of the support from the home crowd. Roger Federer is a very popular figure at SW19 in his own right, and in addition to an eighth crown, Federer will be attempting to avenge his defeat at the hands of Djokovic in the 2014 final. This will be the 24th time that these two men have met, and while Murray seems to be the pundits pick to come out victorious, it could well be the most competitive match of the tournament.
Andy Murray has been on a fantastic run since recovering from back surgery and has re-established himself as one of the very best tennis players in the world. The Scot’s progress to this semi final stage has been impressive, and he has dropped just two sets in five matches thus far.
This clash with Roger Federer is obviously going to be a huge step up from the likes of Karlovic and Pospisil, but recent results would suggest that Andy Murray has every chance of making it through to what would be the third Wimbledon final of his career. The 2013 Wimbledon champion has shown in years gone by that he is capable of beating Federer, but the Swiss would appear to have the edge when it comes to the Grand Slams. That could all change here however.
Bar Andy Murray, there would be no more popular winner of the 2015 men’s tournament at Wimbledon than Roger Federer. Alongside Pete Sampras, Roger Federer holds the record for most Wimbledon title successes, but he will no doubt be desperate to make that record his own before his career comes to an end.
Now 33 years of age, this is arguably Federer’s last realistic opportunity to win at SW19 and while Murray is favourite to progress here, I personally fancy the grass court specialist to come out on top. Like Murray, Roger has also had a fairly uneventful run to this stage of proceedings, dropping just a set and he only dropped serve for the first time in the quarter final against Gilles Simon.
Roger Federer was my pick to win the men’s title this year, and I think he is the value play here to make yet another Grand Slam final.
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