Murray odds-on for no-slam season

  • Last Updated: January 27 2013, 13:26 GMT

Andy Murray is 7/4 to bounce back from his Australian Open final defeat by wresting the world number one spot from the grasp of Novak Djokovic according to Sky Bet.

Murray lost 3-1 in the Australian Open final
Murray lost 3-1 in the Australian Open final

The Serb, who is now odds-on to still be top of the ATP Tour rankings come the end of the year, was the 8/15 favourite for Sunday's clash and proved his class as he retained the title for a second successive time with a four-set triumph.

Murray is now 5/6 not to win a grand slam title this year and 2/1 for the Wimbledon crown, while Djokovic is 12/1 to be the first male player since Rod Laver in 1969 to capture all four major titles in one campaign.

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."

The firm make Rafael Nadal an even-money favourite to take the French Open, with Djokovic 15/8 and Murray 7/1.

Wimbledon looks closer to call with Djokovic just a narrow 7/4 favourite from 2/1 chance Murray, and the US Open picture is similar with Djokovic 15/8 and Murray 9/4.


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