Bookmakers have reacted to the news that Andy Murray has had successful surgery on his hip by adding the former world number one back into their Wimbledon outright market.
The three-time Grand Slam winner announced back in January that he was set to retire from the sport in 2019 with an appearance at his home Slam looking very unlikely. However, his chances of featuring have now increased.
Murray’s last competitive action on a tennis court was in the Australian Open back in January where he was beaten in five-sets by Roberto Bautista Agut. The 31-year-old was two sets down in that tie but showed fantastic character to level the match at 2-2. Sadly for Murray’s fans, he ran out of energy in the final set where the Spaniard was able to seal the match.
As everyone knows, summer means that it’s time for tennis and with only a few days left until the best tennis athletes are crowned champions of Wimbledon here is a quick Wimbledon Tennis betting update from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club.
On the women’s side, Serena Williams is once again fulfilling her expectations as she is just one victory away from winning her 22nd major tennis title. In order to achieve this goal she will have to defeat Angelique Kerber from Germany who had already taken down Serena Williams earlier this year in the Australian Open.
Williams recently defeated Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 while her older sister Venus failed to go any further after suffering a defeat to Kerber 6-4, 6-4 in Thursday's second semifinal.
The Men’s and Women’s Finals matchups have been set for the 2016 Australian Open, with the top seeds in each division making it to the Finals and having a chance to repeat after winning this tournament last year.
On the Men’s side, Andy Roddick rallied to win the last two sets to best Milos Raonic to reach the Finals. Raonic just missed making history, as he was one set shy of becoming the first Canadian to make a Grand Slam Finals appearance.
Roddick will face last year’s winner and #1 seed Novak Djokovic, who beat third-seeded Roger Federer in four sets on Thursday. Djokovic beat Murray in the Finals last year – the third time he beat Murray in the Australian Open Finals.