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bookies give murray edge on federer

it's kind of shocking, i mean other than nadal on clay i've never seen them put federer as the underdog

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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

well, Muzza has beaten Roger 4 times in a row in best of three tournaments, it's logical that Roger is the underdog

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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

Obviously the better player is going to be the bookies' favorite. No surprises.
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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

Federer will probably win now

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it's kind of shocking, i mean other than nadal on clay i've never seen them put federer as the underdog
Old news. They had Murray as a clear favourite to win the whole event before the start. They just knew how much Roger cares about Master series events in recent times and how much Andrew loves beating him no matter what.

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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

well when one player beats the other the last 4 times in a row in best of 3 set matches, it makes sense.

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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

Well Murray is a better 3-set hard court player than Federer (right now, not overall in their careers of course). So it makes sense.
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I think Murray was the bookies fav over Federer at the AO. I recall Federer being interviewed and being 'surprised' by that.

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Unsurprising, 4 wins in a row does count for something
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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

It is interesting but I can see four good reasons for it:

1 - Murray is on a winning streak (8 matches)

2 - Murray is defending champion at Cincy

3 - Murray has won the last 4 times they have played (all on hard)

4 - Murray beat Federer at Cincy in 2006

All those reason and still Murray is only slight favourite.

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Murray has actually won the last 6 times they played putside of a GS.

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Re: bookies give murray edge on federer

Well it's only natural. I mean he is the real number one after all.

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Well the fact that this isn't a grand slam final--with the potential of 5 sets might have a little something to do with it. Plus, from my observation, Roger doesn't necessarily expend a lot of energy in some of these tournaments. Plus, Roger is coming back from a break. And Andy has the winning record in the the match-up!

So it would stand to reason bookies would pick Andy Murray. But it's not necessarily because he's the "better" player. He might be the player with more of the desire to win this meeting though.

We shall see. It wouldn't shock me if Andy won. But to me, it wouldn't saying much about whether or not Roger is going to win the U.S. Open. To me, Roger is the favorite there.

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Fed will win, no doubt. Murray will be an idiot to make the same mistake as he did in Shanghai last year. USO matters much more than Cinci right now.

OI also hope Djoko and Nadal won't repeat the Madrid's mistake either.
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Roggie plays like a mug when it's not a Gran Slam event / Masters Cup. Hope this helps.
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