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Murray Favored for ATP World Tour Finals

Murray Favored for ATP World Tour Finals - Bovada Sportsbook

All eyes will be on Great Britain’s Andy Murray on Monday when the world’s newly anointed No. 1 player takes the court against Marin Cilic at the ATP World Tour Finals as a +120 favorite on the odds to win the tournament.

Murray spent nearly 13 months stalled at No. 2 on the ATP World Rankings before finally moving past long-time No. 1 Novak Djokovic last week following a victory at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

The Glasgow native has now won each of his past four tournaments, giving him eight titles on the season going into Monday afternoon’s round-robin matchup vs. Cilic at The O2 in London.

Murray enjoyed a relatively easy path to the final in Paris, advancing to face John Isner after Milos Raonic was forced to withdraw from their semi-final contest.

Seventh-ranked Cilic has also enjoyed a solid season, winning a pair of titles including a victory over Murray in the final of the Western & Southern Open, but travels to London as a middling +1600 bet on the ATP World Tour Finals odds.

 

Djokovic and Wawrinka Also in the Betting Mix

Now pegged at No. 2 on the rankings, Djokovic also trails Murray on the tournament odds at a short +150. Djokovic has failed to claim a tournament win since making an early exit from this summer’s Olympic Games, following up with a loss to Stan Wawrinka in the U.S. Open final, and to Cilic in the semi-finals at Paris in his most recent outing.

Wawrinka climbed to No. 3 on the rankings just prior to the U.S. Open, but has struggled since, failing to get past the quarter-finals in each of his past three tournaments, and sits well back of the favorites this week at +1000.

Things get no easier for Wawrinka in London, where he is scheduled to open with a round-robin matchup against Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Ranked fifth in the world, Nishikori has won two of his last four matches with Wawrinka, and sports +1800 odds of claiming his second title of the season.

It has been a frustrating campaign for Raonic, who opened with a tournament victory at the Brisbane International but was forced to withdraw from two of his past four events, both in the semi-finals.

However, the Canadian remains an intriguing +2000 wager on the futures, ahead of his tournament-opening match with France’s Gael Monfils, who follows at +2800, while ninth-ranked Dominic Thiem trails as a +4000 longshot to earn the ATP World Tour Finals crown.
*Odds as of November 9, 2016

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