BOOKIES are preparing for the busiest day at Wimbledon as for the first time since 1998 there is British interest in the second week of the men’s and women’s singles.
Andy Murray is 1-25 with Coral to beat Mikhail Youzhny, while Laura Robson is slight underdog, at 1-1, to overcome her fourth-round opponent Kaia Kanepi, the 8-11 favourite.
Murray is 6-5 second favourite to win the men’s title, with Robson down to 33-1 for the women’s crown, having been as big as 200-1 at the start of the tournament. The 19-year-old is 14-1 to reach Saturday’s final but is likely to face Serena Williams if she wins.
Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “We don’t expect Andy Murray to falter against Mikhail Youzhny, with another straight-sets victory priced at 1-2 and that bet in a double on Laura Robson winning as well is sure to be popular at odds of 2-1.
“Normally at this stage of the tournament we can relax with home interest normally down to just one player but the dream double is still very much alive.”
Wimbledon Men’s outright (Coral)
Evs Novak Djokovic, 6-5 Andy Murray, 16 Juan Martin Del Potro, 18 Jerzy Janowicz, 25 Tomas Berdych, 40 David Ferrer, 50 Tommy Haas, 80 Fernando Verdasco, Bernard Tomic, 150 Bar.
Wimbledon Women’s outright
2-9 Serena Williams, 12 Petra Kvitova, 14 Sloane Stephens, 25 Sabine Lisicki, Na Li, 28 Agnieszka Radwanska, 33 Laura Robson, Marion Bartoli, 100 Bar.
I'll put up some tennis tips later and watch out for Ellis's picks too.