Tag Archives: Andy Murray

What does Kyle Edmund success mean for UK tennis betting market?

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Does the United Kingdom have a new tennis star in its midst? With 23-year-old Kyle Edmund, a 300/1 shot before the Australian Open, now a shock semi-finalist and narrowed to 16/1. The Johannesburg, South Africa, born star now stands just one win from reaching the final of the years first major (also known as a grand slam), after a stunning …

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Bookmakers on Wimbledon Alert as ‘Patriotic Double’ can serve up £20 million payout

Jubilation for British tennis fans could lead to sorrow for bookmakers, as industry fears Andy Murray and Johana Konta both achieving a ‘Brit Double’ victory at SW19 this summer will result in record losses for bookmakers. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes has told SBC: “A Murray/Konta double would be bad news for us. We’re anticipating an industry payout of + £20 million”. …

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Djokovic defeat opens the door for Murray in Melbourne

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Novak Djokovic’s surprise five-set defeat to Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open has opened the door for Andy Murray to claim a first title in Melbourne. The five-time beaten finalist and world number one is now odds on with the bookmakers to lift the trophy in the Rod Laver Arena on 29 January. However, it is …

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Anthony Joshua favourite for SPOTY 2017

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Coral has already started taking bets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 and has made Anthony Joshua the 11-4 favourite to take the crown. Andy Murray won this year’s to become the first person to hit a SPOTY hat-trick but is priced at 4/1 to retain it once more next year. Joshua is set for a mammoth year. His …

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Bettingpro – Festive Thinking…getting serious about SPOTY 2016.

The Christmas break should not signal a market slowdown for bookmakers. Bettingpro.com editor Neil Roarty takes a look at the BBC’s 2016 ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award and why this ‘festive market’ should be taken seriously by betting stakeholders. __________________________ The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is one of the highlights of the festive TV calendar as it …

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SPOTY 2016 – Murray to Mount up Titles

With sixteen nominees as opposed to the usual ten, and still the likes of Chris Froome missing out, it just goes to show that, whilst the rest of us suffered, it’s worth remembering that British sports had a good 2016.  After the best year of his career to date which pivoted him to number one in the rankings having won …

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William Hill slashes odds on Alistair Brownlee for SPOTY 2016

William Hill has slashed the odds for Alistair Brownlee winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) from 100/1 to 10/1, after the triathlete attracted a rush of money for helping his brother over the finishing line at a race in Mexico. The two-time Olympic Champion gave up his own chances of winning the race to aid the exhausted Jonny …

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Tennis specialist bookie JABet hits an ace at Wimbledon

Online sportsbook JAbet is one which specialises in tennis and this week spirits are high after a record breaking week for the company following the Wimbledon finals.  The operator has grown rapidly since its launch in March 2015, with betting volumes for this year’s Wimbledon up by over 500% on 2015. This expansion has been aided by the sophisticated proprietary pricing software used …

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Murray replaces Joshua as SPOTY favourite

After winning Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon, Andy Murray has moved ahead of Anthony Joshua as the bookmakers’ favourite to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.  Murray is now 4/5 with William Hill to win the award for two years running, with Anthony Joshua at 6/1 and Welsh hero Gareth Bale at 8/1. It was also revealed that …

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