Roger Federer vs Andy Murray Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Federer vs Murray | Thursday 13 November, 2014 | O2 Arena London | 20.00
Roger Federer and Andy Murray meet in the last of their Group B games on Thursday on the back of straight-set victories for both players in Tuesday’s matches.
Roger Federer destroyed Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 despite some early pressure from the US Open finalist. Federer however was the one to break service first and used that momentum to close out the first set in just 35 minutes.
Nishikori struggled in the second set, pushing his total of unforced errors up to 30 and giving Federer plenty of opportunities to dominate. The game marked Federer’s 70th win of the year and means that the 17-time Grand Slam champion is still in the running for the World Number 1 spot ahead of current leader Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray’s 6-3, 7-5 victory against Milos Raonic on Tuesday could still progress to the semi-finals in London if he can keep up his impressive form against Federer on Thursday.
“For me it depends on the winner of the Nishikori/Raonic match,” said Murray of his chances. “If Kei wins, then I need to beat Roger and it depends on the scoreline of that match with Kei and Raonic. If Raonic wins, then I know that all I need to do is win the match against Roger and I’ll be through. I’m not going to know that until I get ready for the match because I can’t predict the future.”
The meeting between Murray and Federer will mark their 23rd head-to-head in over 10 years and during that time they have won eleven matches each.
“I played him in my first ever final in Bangkok,” Murray reminisced. “It was a great experience then, as it has been every time I’ve played against him. They are matches I’ll look back on when I finish playing. They’re the matches that I really remember, playing against the top guys in the big events.”
Murray was in good form against Raonic but was aided by some poor serving and unforced errors from the Canadian. “I thought he played well,” Raonic commented on Murray’s form, “but I didn’t do my job.”
Roger Federer vs Andy Murray Betting Tips
The odds are against Murray to win this match but if he can keep his composure the Scot might be able to steal a shock victory. Betway has Murray to win 2-1 priced at 5/1 while Winner has his chances of winning the whole competition at 16/1.