Bet of the day: Murray for Wimbledon win over Kyrgios in four sets
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | July 4, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Murray holds 4-0 head-to-head record
- Kyrgios beaten by Briton all three other Grand Slams
- Murray yet to drop a set at Wimbledon 2016, but has to Aussie before
More Murray magic over mercurial Kyrgios
To celebrate the start of the second week of Wimbledon 2016, Coral’s bet of the day this Monday is a patriotic punt on outright men’s singles favourite Andy Murray maintaining his 100 per cent record over fourth round opponent Nick Kyrgios.
Great Britain’s top tennis pro is in pole position to win the grass Grand Slam for the second time in his career and cement his status as the top racket star from the UK in modern times.
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Their meeting at Wimbledon will mean Kyrgios has clashed with Murray at all four of the Grand Slams, and the man from Down Under has lost all the other three.
Although two of those came in straight sets, it is the form of the most recent meeting at a tennis Major – last year’s US Open – that looks good here.
A four-set victory for Murray at Flushing Meadows looks likely to be repeated at the All England Club because there are signs of Kyrgios living up to his potential.
Kyrgios can get something
Playing some outrageous shots and staying mentally strong mean the Australian is unlikely to fold under the pressure, even when things aren’t going Kyrgios’ way.
Coming through hard matches against veteran ATP World Tour players such as Radek Stepanek, Dustin Brown and Feliciano Lopez, each a potential banana skin, saw Kyrgios taken to four sets twice and a decider on the other occasion.
He is capable of causing Murray problems then, and a more than credible case can thus be made for Kyrgios to take a set in defeat at fabulous 5/2 odds.