Wimbledon Betting: Murray v Federer - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Andy Murray is set to be the first British man in 74 years to play in a Wimbledon Final. He has never won a Grand Slam before, but is 2.65 to break that duck on Sunday.

9. Murray is up against Roger Federer, who reached a record-breaking eighth Final at SW19 after overcoming reigning champion Novak Djokovic in the semis. Federer is 1.48 to lift the Wimbledon trophy again.

8. If Federer wins, he will equal Pete Sampras’ record of seven Wimbledon victories. The only final Federer has lost on Centre Court was a pulsating five-set match against Rafael Nadal. Federer is 8.00 is lose 3-2 in sets again.

7. The two players have met 15 times before in ATP-ranked competition. Murray has eight wins while Federer has seven, yet they have never met on grass before – Federer’s dominant surface. The Swiss is priced at just 3.30 to win the match 3-0.

6. The last time the two met in a five-set match was in the 2010 Australian Open final. Federer won in straight sets (6-3, 6-4, 7-6), saving six of eight break points. He is 1.14 to win his first service game on Sunday.

5. Of his six Wimbledon matches this year, Federer has lost the first set on two occasions, while Murray has lost just one (7-6 versus David Ferrer). Murray is 2.28 to win the first set of the final.

4. Murray has been taken to 5-5 on four of his six first sets this tournament, yet Federer has had to play a first-set tie break just once. Sunday’s first set is 1.60 to exceed 9.5 games, and 2.28 to finish under.

3. Murray has hit 74 aces so far this tournament, compared to Federer’s 59. The Scot can be backed at 1.72 to hit more aces in the final than Federer, at 2.08.

2. The last British man to win at SW19 was Fred Perry, back in 1936. Perry beat German Gottfried von Cramm 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 to win his third Wimbledon in a row. Murray is 9.50 to also win in three sets.

1. So far in 2012, Federer has won 91% of his service games, yet Murray has won more return games (34% to 26%). Murray is priced at 2.35 to break Federer’s serve first, the Swiss at 1.57.