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Andy Murray came so close to winning his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon last month, falling short to Roger Federer in the final.
And with the 2012 Olympics in London, You can bet that Murray is the crowd favorite as tennis returned to the all England Club, for which the Olympics matches have been held.
Well, we are down to the semifinals, with Murray taking on the No.1 seed in the tournament in Novak Djokovic on Friday. The winner advances to the championship and will win at least a silver medal, even with a loss. The loser of this match will face the loser of the other semifinal in the bronze medal match.
It’s Djokovic who is getting the edge from oddsmakers to win this semifinal over Murray. 2012 Olympics Tennis betting odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set Djokovic as a -200 favorite to defeat the hometown favorite. Murray comes in on the other side of the betting line at +150 on the payout. So for every $2 wagered on Djokovic to win, a $1 profit is returned. For every $1 wagered on Murray to win, a $1.50 profit is returned.
If Murray were to pull off the upset, you can bet that the crowd at the All England club would certainly erupt. All the hard losses would definitely not sting quite as much if Murray were to somehow win the gold medal, and do it in London of all places.
Both Murray and Djokovic has looked good throughout the course of the tournament.
The winner of this match will face the winner of the other semifinal between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro. All of the top-four seeds advanced for a chalk semifinal match up. Federer is the No.1 player in the world, earning that position back after his victory at Wimbledon last month, the seventh championship at the all England Club in his career.
Check out the betting odds for the match up between Djokovic and Murray below as seen on Bovada, as well as the rest of the tennis lines that have been formed.