Murray odds-against for 2013 slam

  • Last Updated: January 27 2013, 13:27 GMT

Andy Murray is 6/4 to win one grand slam in 2013 after his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

Murray: No match for Djokovic in Melbourne
Murray: No match for Djokovic in Melbourne

The Scot was odds-on to win the title in Melbourne after taking the first set in the tie break, but after Djokovic did the same in the second it was virtually one-way traffic.

As a result, Murray is out to 6/4 to win exactly one slam this season with Stan James who, like bet365 and William Hill, quote 4/5 that he fails to add another to last year's US Open victory.

Scottish firm McBookie.com are more positive though, rating Murray an 8/11 chance to win either the French Open, Wimbledon or US Open title this year.

Paul Petrie, McBookie.com spokesman, commented: "Murray has lost nothing in defeat and we are still confident that he will win one of the Grand Slam titles this year.

"His best chance will probably be the US Open, but he is now at the level where he can win any of them."

Ladbrokes meanwhile quote 33/1 that Murray loses each of the remaining three grand slam finals, and a standout 5/6 that he doesn't win one of the season's remaining slams.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "The odds suggest Murray may experience grand slam final heartbreak at least once more this season. It looks like Wimbledon will be the venue should he get revenge over Djokovic at any point however.

He added: "Normally when a player of Djokovic's class comes back to win a grand slam it's an in-play nightmare. Thankfully Murray fans remained loyal so we've come out level."

Rafael Nadal's absence from the Australian Open field made Djokovic's path to the final easier than it might've been, but the Spaniard remains favourite to continue his French Open dominance at 11/10.

Djokovic has been trimmed by several firms and is now a best of 15/8 with Sky Bet, while Murray has been eased to 17/2 by Paddy Power.

The Serb is as short as 6/4 in places for Wimbledon but Blue Square quote 5/2, which makes him only a marginal favourite over 11/4 chance Murray, with Roger Federer a 9/2 chance and Nadal 5/1.

A couple of firms can't split Djokovic and Murray in the US Open betting but at best prices the world number one is 2/1 favourite, whereas Murray is a 5/2 chance with BetVictor.

Sky Bet go 7/4 that Murray wrestles the world number one spot from Djokovic, and make him 5/6 to end the season without another slam.

Sky Bet's Ned Brooker said: "Djokovic proved a worthy favourite as he produced his best tennis Down Under yet again, reasserting himself as number one.

"However, there is very little between the two players and we see it as a two-horse race for the number one spot, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both 14/1."

William Hill also go 7/4 that Murray ends the year as world number one while it's 16/1 that Djokovic wins all four grand slams.

"Djokovic is definitely the top dog but Murray is nipping at his heels and he could still finish the year as number one," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.