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Bet of the day: Andy Murray to beat Novak Djokovic in French Open final

| 05.06.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | June 5, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Murray won last meeting in Rome Masters final
  • Scot has defeated Djokovic in two Grand Slam finals
  • Serb has never won French Open and looks far from best

Murray 12/5 to win French Open

Andy Murray will once again take part in a Grand Slam final, his 10th in total, and for the seventh time takes on Novak Djokovic, with the duo both aiming for their maiden French Open titles.

It is from this crunch clash that Coral have picked out a Sunday bet of the day, with fabulous odds of 9/4 on the Scot just to win the match.

So, read on to find out why this price is too good not to take…

Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic - Rome Masters Final

In reaching this stage at Roland Garros, Murray not only becomes the first British man to do so since Bunny Austin in 1937, but is also now one of only 10 players in the ATP Open Era to have got to the final of all four Grand Slams.

The 29-year-old came into this tournament in perfect preparation, having defeated Djokovic in the Rome Masters final in a relatively straightforward 6-3 6-3 triumph also on clay, and has looked impressive this French Open too, particularly in the latter rounds.

Murray the most in-form player on ATP tour

Murray not only knocked out French home hope Richard Gasquet in the quarters but also toppled defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semis, and the perfectionist was certainly happy with his performance.

Roland Garros - Semi Final - Djokovic Defeats Murray

“I’m extremely proud,” the Scotsman said after beating Wawrinka. “I never expected to reach the final here, I always struggled on the clay. I hope I can put on a good match on Sunday.

“To play at that level in the semis of the French Open is very pleasing. There was a lot of pressure there today.”

So, what are you waiting for punters? Back this brilliant bet now, for Murray to claim a third Grand Slam final win over Djokovic, at a tasty 9/4 price.


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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.