Bookmakers make Switzerland’s Roger Federer the favourite in his final against Britain’s Andy Murray, in the Olympics 2012 tennis event, on Sunday, August 5. While the average return offered on a Federer victory is 10/17, the possibility of a Murray win attracts less flattering odds of 13/10.
The pair meet in a replay of the Wimbledon finals that Federer won in four sets after conceding the first to his Scottish rival.
Breaking News: Murray has beaten Federer in straight sets to win gold. To read a report of the final, click here.
Federer came through in a marathon semi-final against Argentina’s Del Potro that lasted four hours and twenty-six minutes, the longest ever three-set match in the pro era beating the previous record of four hours and three minutes set by Nadal and Djokovic, in 2009. the final score was 3-6, 7-6, 19-17; the last set alone took 163 minutes to complete.
In the other semi-final, on Friday, Murray, egged on by vociferous crowd of home supporters, beat Djokovic 7-5, 7-5 to set up the gold medal clash with Federer.
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