ANDY MURRAY stands on the brink of an historic Olympic success after booking his place in the final with an easy victory over Kei Nishikori.
The Scot is trying to become the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles and he’s hot favourite at 1-5 with bet365 to retain the gold he won in London four years ago.
His opponent, Juan Martin Del Potro, who is down at No.141 in the world rankings after an injury-plagued two years, added to his first-round scalp of top seed Novak Djokovic by knocking out Rafa Nadal in an epic semi-final last night.
The Argentine is 7-2 outsider at bet365 for glory and just one of the pair’s six previous meetings has been won in straight sets, so it’s worth considering over 3.5 in this one (the final is best of five) at 4-6 with bet365.
In the Rio Velodrome it’s an all-British men’s sprint final with defending champ Jason Kenny the 4-11 favourite at bet365 in his battle with Callum Skinner, the 2-1 underdog.
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