Tennis Picks – London Masters Preview – Group A

Group A:
Andy Murray odds 2,10 Ladbrokes 50£ in Free bets!
Novak Djokovic odds 2,75 Sportingbet 100£ in Free bets!
Tomas Berdych odds 8,50 Victor Chandler £25 Free Bet!
David Ferrer odds 21,00 Victor Chandler

Andy Murray:
The scotsman has reached his fourth consecutive Masters Final, and has so far amassed a 7-4 statistics of victories and defeats. He has twice reached the semifinals, among them last year where he lost a massive match against Rafael Nadal. With five titles, the most winning player on the tour this season after Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic:
The serbs is included in the field for the fifth consecutive time, but apart from 2008 when he came out on top, it’s not all been mighty fine as his stats of 8-6 in victories/defeats indicates. Has been 2-1 on both occasions where the finals has been held in London, and last year is was enough to land a semifinal, where he was torn apart by Federer. Has accumulated 10 titles in 2011, and is this year’s best player by a distance.

Tomas Berdych:
The Czech has qualified for the second consecutive year, and unlike last year he at least comes with a title in his luggage this time. One title is credited to his name in 2011. Lost two group matches last year and went no further.

David Ferrer:
The little fighter is participating for the third time, and on his debut in 2007, he reached the final after playing a great tournament. Last year in London he lost all three group matches. Has two titles in 2011, but the latest won in February.

Betting:
Andy Murray has suddenly emerged as the favourite in this group with a massive odds on Djokovic considering the fantastic year he’s had.

It all comes down to doubt over The Djoker’s fitness. Has he had enough time to heal his shoulder which caused him to withdraw from Paris, or is he not going into the tournament fully fit?

He’s beaten Berdych in their last 5 meetings, 3 this year alone, he’s beaten Ferrer in their only meeting this year and beaten Murray 2 times out of 3, only losing in Cincinatti when he pulled out injured.

I’m not so sure the injury is all that bad and at these odds I have to take my chances on the great serb.

I’m sure Murray will also move on from this group stage as he’s shown some pretty solid form this fall. He’s beaten Ferrer 3 times this year, but mind you he’s also lost to Berdych in their last 3 encounters.

Still, after the heartbreak of last years defeat in the semifinal against Nadal, I’m sure he’s eager to do very well, and he’s such a great indoor player that I trust we’ll see him at least in a semifinal.

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