Wimbledon is now down to the final eight players on the men's side and today we will find out which four will make the semifinals. The biggest news of this year tournament was the defeat of World #1 Novak Djokovic at the hands of American Sam Querrey before the quarterfinal leaving the field quite open for a major upset this year. Andy Murray is now the outright favorite to win, but the competition is stiff and all players will need to up their game.
Andy Murray looks to be in the best form of his life, flying through the competition at Wimbledon this year. He hasn't dropped a set in the last eight and his next test will be later today against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Murray is 12-2 against Tsonga including two win at Wimbledon in 2010 and in 2012. The truth of the matter is, if Andy Murray plays well, he will win.
Tsonga could pull off an underdog victory, but it seems very unlikely with Murray playing the best tennis of his life right now. Tsonga would need to drastically improve his serving if he would like to make the semifinal, but even if that works, is still might not be enough. Murray is one of the best returners in the game and even with Tsonga's big serve, Murray tends to go wide, down the middle and to the left court and he changes his patterns regularly.
"Tsonga has got a big serve, is a great athlete and he's aggressive. But I still don't think there is enough ammunition in his game to go up against Murray for five sets," related sports analyst John Lloyd. This match is Murray's to lose, but expect him to make it out as the victor.
All matches in today's big schedule are listed at bet365 Sports. Andy Murray is the outright favorite to win at 1.10, while Tsonga is way behind at 7.00. bet365 will be streaming the match live for all punters that want to watch, and they will be offering live in play bets throughout the action.