Hopes of a first Wimbledon title for Andy Murray remain very much alive as he prepares for his quarter-final match on Wednesday afternoon.
Just two matches need to be negotiated for Murray to secure a spot in the final for the second successive year and will play Fernando Verdasco on Centre Court at approximately 3pm.
Andy Murray’s Chances
Murray has put in some confident performances win Wimbledon so far this year and is yet to drop a set so far in the tournament but will expect a step-up in the strength of opposition for his quarter-final.
The Scot overcame Mikhail Youhzny with relative ease in his fourth round match but Verdasco should cause a greater threat to his pursuit of the final.
The Spaniard was once ranked as high as number seven at the peak of his career and has a powerful serve at his disposal. He defeated number 31 seed Julian Benneteau in the second round and has since come through matches against Ernests Gulbis and Kenny de Schepper without dropping a set.
However, Murray’s still big favourite to win the match, after taking eight of their last nine meetings, and Ladbrokes offer the best odds of 1/12. Bet 365 provide the best price on a Verdasco victory at 9/1.
The Other Quarter-Finals
Should Murray come through his match against Verdasco, he’ll face either Łukasz Kubot or Jerzy Janowicz, who face each other on court one in an all-Polish affair.
24th seed Janowicz is favourite to make it through to his first Wimbledon semi-final and Ladbrokes provide the most competitive odds of 2/9 of a victory.
2009 Australian Open semi-finalist Kubot holds more experience but the 31-year-old is the underdog for this match and Bet Victor offer the best odds of 18/5.
In the other half of the draw, pre-tournament favourite Novak Djokovic faces a tougher route to the final than Murray and first plays Tomáš Berdych on Court One at 1pm on Wednesday.
The pair last met in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters back in May with Berdych coming through 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 but it was only the second time that the Czech has beaten Djokovic.
They also met in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships in February, with Djokovic winning the title in straight sets.
Their only meeting on grass came at the semi-final stages at Wimbledon back in 2010, with Djokovic also coming through as winner that time.
The world number one is favourite to beat number seven seed Berdych again on Wednesday with Paddy Power offering the best odds of 1/8. Bet Victor provide the best odds on a Berdych win at 11/2.
The other quarter-final sees number four seed David Ferrer play eighth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in the first match on Centre Court.
It’s set to be a close game and the bookies are slightly favouring Ferrer at 4/6 with Paddy Power whilst Argentinian Del Potro is at 6/5 also with Paddy Power.
Djokovic remains favourite to win the tournament and Paddy Power provide the best odds of 10/11, with likely final opponent Murray at 11/8 with Ladbrokes.
Pole Jerzy Janowicz is now third favourite to take the tournament at 18/1 with Bet Victor, above Del Potro and Berdych who are both at 25/1.
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