Wimbledon action report: Action split for men's final

Jul 6, 2013 |
Murray will play the role of underdog Sunday.
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Murray will play the role of underdog Sunday.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
The 2013 edition of the Wimbledon Championships has been rife with upsets on both the men's and women's side. The ladies' draw saw Marion Bartoli prevail as champion Saturday as she defeated Serena-slayer Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4.

Despite a bevy of upsets early in the men's draw, the cream has risen to the top as No. 1 Novak Djokovic goes up against No. 2 Andy Murray in the final.

We talk to Aron Black of Bet365 about the men's final at the All England Tennis Club.

Novak Djokovic (-175) v Andy Murray (+150)

"This one couldn’t be more balanced with the action taken so far," Black told Covers. "It's the anticipated final, especially with the early exits of Nadal and Federer."

Murray will look to build on his runner-up showing having lost to Roger Federer by a score of 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4 in the 2012 final.

One thing is for sure - Murray has the firm support of the British public.

"Prices on this have been pretty much known, so it has been solid trade both sides," says Black. "Obviously the British public are siding with Murray and we will see a flurry of those backing him as the game edges closer, however the prices should remain as they are."

Djokovic advanced to the finals following an epic, five-set clash with Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro, but Black believes any after-effects or fatigue will have been aided by the day off.

Black also added that the Serb has been heavily backed in the futures book from +125 to the final price of -175.

"However the action goes as we near the final, and it should be pretty balanced," Black concludes, "we will be cheering for a Murray victory."
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