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Fairy tale farewell for Murray? Bookies weigh up Andy Murray’s chances of winning Wimbledon

Leigh Copson 12 Jan 2019
Andy Murray (credit: DAVID GRAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Andy Murray has set his sights on one final Wimbledon appearance before he retires, but could he enjoy a fairy tale farewell to tennis by winning his ‘home’ Grand Slam for the third time in his career.


Murray revealed earlier this week that a hip injury will bring an end to his career this year, and although he did admit he could retire following the upcoming Australian Open, the 31-year-old did tell reporters that he is targeting one more Wimbledon appearance before he hangs up his racket.

The three-time Grand Slam champion famously ended Britain’s long wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles champion when he beat Novak Djokovic back in 2013, and he went on to win it again in 2016 before injury problems began to derail his career.

But can Murray complete a hat-trick of Wimbledon titles before he does call time on his career?

Bookmaker Coral is not ruling it out, having priced up the Scottish star at 7/1 to win the third Grand Slam tournament of 2019, but he finds himself behind the usual suspects of Novak Djokovic (9/4), Roger Federer (10/3) and Rafael Nadal (5/1) in the betting.

“Andy Murray is going to try and make one last Wimbledon and he’s a 7/1 shot in our book to finish his stellar career with a fairytale win this summer,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

“It would need a return to fitness and form but he’s been there and done it before. You just can’t rule out one last hurrah on a court that has given Murray and the British public some fantastic memories in the last decade.”

One leading bookmaker has already gone odds-on that Murray receives a lifetime achievement award from the BBC later this year, but could a record-setting fourth Sports Personality of the Year award be on the cards for the former world number one if he does shock the world at SW19?

Coral is 12/1 that Murray scoops the prestigious BBC gong for the fourth time in December.

“If Murray can roll back the years this summer he’ll be a leading contender for the award,” Aitkenhead added. “And at 12/1 it shows that any success on the court will leave him as one of the favourites to scoop a fourth SPOTY gong.”

Coral’s Andy Murray specials


7/1 to win Wimbledon 2019
12/1 to win Sports Personality of the Year 2019
33/1 to win the Australian Open 2019


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