ANDY MURRAY was shocked by Gilles Simon in the Rottderdam Open quarter-finals last time out and today the Scot faces another tricky customer in round one of the Dubai Championships.
Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller reached the last eight in Rotterdam, losing to eventual finalist Stan Wawrinka, and is 9-2 at William Hill to bag a win against Murray, the 1-8 favourite. If you fancy the match to go the distance it’s 11-5 at Paddy Power for over 2.5 sets.
Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych are also short-priced favourites to win first-round matches today while there’s an intriguing all-Spanish clash with Fernando Verdasco 8-11 at William Hill against countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, an even-money shot.
Meanwhile the likes of Kei Nishikori play their openers at the Mexican Open tonight and there’s also plenty of top-class women’s action at the Qatar Open.
At the Cricket World Cup Ireland look to follow up their sensational win over West Indies with victory over United Arab Emirates in a match that gets under way at 3:30am tonight. The Irish are 1-4 at Ladbrokes and the UAE are 15-4 at Betway to spring a surprise.
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