Murray Brilliance Sparks Odds Changes In Two Major Tournaments

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Clay Day What makes that final clash all the more intriguing is that Belgium, as hosts, plan to hold the final on a clay court surface in Ghent. The clay is, notoriously, Andy Murray’s weakest surface, and so the Belgians clearly want to minimize his threat whilst attacking his singles partner, with Dan Evans likely to keep his place in the side. If that is the case, the Davis Cup final will take place from November 27-29 – less than a week after the ATP Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London. And Murray is in no doubt of which tournament he will favour. “The O2 would obviously be a question mark for me if we were playing on the clay,” Murray told BBC Radio 5. “I would go and train and prepare on the clay to get ready for the final.” That would mean he would refuse an invitation to take part in the ATP Tour’s now annual lucrative curtain call tournament, where the prize money is a whopping €5 million. But as a proud Scot it would take more than that to stop Murray representing his nation in a tournament final of this magnitude.

Bookie Bashing

Great Britain are the early bookmakers favourites to win that Davis Cup final and can be backed from as short as 1.44. That’s because Murray will be fancied to win both his singles clashes against Goffin and Darcis, whilst teaming up with his older brother Jamie – himself one of the best doubles players in the world – to triumph in the pairs. By: Craig Simpkin]]>