Andy Murray vs Milos Raonic Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Murray vs Raonic | Tuesday 11 November, 2014 | O2 Arena London | 20.00
Andy Murray is set to face Milos Raonic on Tuesday with his chances of winning the ATP World Tour Finals hanging in the balance.
The Brit failed to beat Kei Nishikori in his opening Group B game, losing in straight sets and now faces a tough game to qualify for the semi-finals in London.
Raonic also lost out in his first game of the ATP finals, going down 6-1, 7-6(0) to six-time former champion Roger Federer on Sunday.
Murray will most likely need at least two wins in the round-robin stage and his chances of going through could come down to the number of sets and games won by each player.
“I’m going to have to win those two matches and try to win them well if I can,” he said after his opening loss. “It’s been tough and I’ll need to play better than I did on Sunday.
“But that’s the nice thing about the round-robin – if this was another tournament I’d be going home, whereas here at least I have another opportunity to try and get back in the tournament.”
Raonic makes his debut at the ATP finals but had hoped to get off to a better start in London after beating Federer for the first time just two weeks ago in Paris.
“I get pretty angry when I lose so I’m going to have to learn how to slap myself out of it,” he said.
Raonic began the year at 11th in the ATP world rankings but managed to progress to sixth with an impressive run at Wimbledon July.
Only two players will go through to the next round from Group B and with Murray set to face Federer on Thursday his chances of progressing look slim.
Murray’s head-to-head record against Raonic is 1-3 and their only meeting this year at Indian Wells was won by the Canadian.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s clash, Raonic commented, “It’s a completely different match. Things are going to be quite different than the first match.
“We both have more of an idea what we need to do differently for the next round. It’s going to be about who adjusts better, who can play better come Tuesday night.”
ATP Tour London Betting Tips
This is bound to be a very tense match as both players lost their opening matches, but Andy Murray’s composure tends to be much better in such situations. William Hill has the Brit to lose the first set and recover to win the match at 24/5.
Neither player looks likely to wipe the floor with the other, so if you’re betting on sets then Roanic to win the first 6-4 looks attractive at 13/2 at Betway.