Tennis Betting Advice - June 2020

Battle of the Brits - Day Three...

Thursday 25th June 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Battle of the Brits…
  • Murray needs to win…
  • Group stage concludes tomorrow… 

Murray loves a battle…

You can always rely on Andy Murray to give it all he’s got.

As anticipated, Andy put up a stern fight against Kyle Edmund yesterday. The younger man and pre-match favourite prevailed in the end, but it was close. With the score-line 6-7, 7-6, 10-5* to Edmund (*Champions Tiebreak, first to 10 pts).

Murray’s tiebreak win in the 1st Set gave us our best result since lockdown began. That 7-6 Correct Score gave a top-price 9/1 payout.

The 2nd Set also went to a tiebreak, so we were kept entertained by our two 7-6 picks for over two hours of engaging tennis. And a satisfying profit on the evening.

Battle of the Brits – Day Three…

Today’s schedule at the National Tennis Centre looks a bit scrappy, and best avoided from a match betting point of view.

The ‘Greg Rusedski Group’ has seen its second injury withdrawal of the week, with Jay Clarke following Jack Draper out of the event – this time with a knee injury.

That means this afternoon’s group match will be played out by the two stand-ins, the talented newcomer Paul Jubb, and Ryan Peniston.

The second match on court in that group today is British No.1 Dan Evans taking on our 12/1 Each Way outsider pick for the Battle of the Brits trophy, Cameron Norrie. Evans is the 1/3 (1.33) favourite there.

If Norrie loses today, he still has a final group match on Friday (v Jubb) in which to try and book his place in the semi finals.

In the ‘Tim Henman Group,’ Andy Murray needs to beat James Ward if he’s to guarantee himself one of the top two spots in the four-man group and qualify for the semis…

After a gruelling defeat against Edmund last night, Murray faces a third match in as many days – and it’s a long, long time since he’s had that much back-to-back tennis. October last year in Antwerp, to be precise.

The bookies are taking no chances on Andy though, with the Wimbledon hero a clear favourite to beat Ward at just 1/12 (1.08).

  • Over in Charleston, USA at the women’s Credit One Bank Invitational event, play has been a bit stop-start with rain delays – and none of the match prices have caught my eye yet

Thanks to Andy Murray’s efforts last night, we’re already having a good week at the Battle of the Brits in Roehampton. We’ll be looking at the day four matches there tomorrow…

Enjoy the tennis,

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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