THERE was a seismic shock in the Australian Open men’s singles on Friday – and it’s good news for Andy Murray.
Roger Federer is the big-name casualty after crashing to Andreas Seppi and it means Murray can’t face the Swiss genius in the quarters, providing the Scot gets past Grigor Dimitrov. Federer’s exit has also seen title odds slashed, with Murray now 5-1 at SportingBet behind Novak Djokovic (5-6, Paddy Power) while Rafa Nadal is 7-1 at Betway.
The Saturday morning action in Melbourne sees Djokovic take on Fernndo Verdasco and into the early hours of Sunday Murray is 1-3 with Skybet to KO Dimitrov, who is 12-5 with 888sport.
Maria Sharapova – second favourite for the women’s title at 4-1 with Betfair – plays her fourth-round match against Shuai Peng and the likes of Eugenie Bouchard and Ekaterina Makarova are also in action.
Elsewhere on a packed day of sport there’s golf from Qatar and California, European Cup rugby, cycling from Down Under and plenty more betting opportunities.
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