Andy Murray vs David Ferrer Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Andy Murray vs David Ferrer | Wednesday 3 June, 2015 | Roland Garros | 15.00
Andy Murray and David Ferrer will meet on Wednesday in the hopes of taking one step closer in their quest for a first French Open crown.
The British No.1 maintained his undefeated streak on clay when he defeated Jeremy Chardy in four sets to advance to the final eight in Paris. It was not an easy match as Murray had to withstand 49 winners and four breaks of serve to secure the 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win.
“I wasn’t overly concerned,” he said about the match.
“I had a lot of chances in the second set. He had one break point, which he obviously won, but throughout the course of the match I was creating many more opportunities than him. I just had to take my chances when they came. I did that in the third and fourth sets.”
Meanwhile, David Ferrer cruised past US Open champion Marin Cilic in straight sets to advance to his sixth quarter-final at the French Open. It was also his 40th win overall at the Grand Slam event. He won the match 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 53 minutes.
The Spaniard boasts a superior Roland Garros record to that of Murray having reached the semi-final, final and quarter-final over the previous three seasons in Paris. He beat the Scot on Court Phillippe Chatrier at the same stage of the 2012 tournament.
When asked about Murray, Ferrer admitted, “He’s much more aggressive. When he uses the different shots he has to play, he’s one of the best players in the Top 3.
“If, in addition to this, you were to count his talent, I think that he’s more aware of what’s happening. Not just on quick surfaces, but also on clay. He’s much more serene and calm.”
This is the 16th time that Murray and Ferrer will cross paths on the professional tour, with Murray leading the series 9-6. However, the Scot has lost the last four clay-court matches against Ferrer.
Andy Murray vs David Ferrer Betting Tips
Murray vs Ferrer is a difficult match to call and will be a serious test of Murray’s newfound clay-court credentials The Scot’s head-to-head superiority makes him a favourite priced at 1/2 with Betway.
He is, however, 0-4 down against the Spanish player on clay and lost their only French Open meeting to date in four sets, proving that Ferrer (8/5) is more than capable of causing an upset on Wednesday.