Murray the underdog in Australian Open final

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ANDY MURRAY is the 11/10 outsider to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open, according to Ladbrokes.

The Scot completed a four-set semi-final victory to set up another Grand Slam final in Melbourne – and the bookies are dreading the prospect of their first major patriotic payout in tennis for decades.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “Murray is nearly always a shocking result for the bookies. He now has a following to rival Henman in his heyday and we’ll make no apologies for cheering on Djokovic.”

Ladbrokes offered a standout 8/1 about Murray winning the tournament earlier this month and another top-price 9/1 about the Serbian, who is now the 4/6 favourite to triumph Down Under.

“With Federer and Nadal out of the way we fancied our chances of grabbing the cash, but we’re out of the frying pan and into the fire with Murray and Djokovic set to slog it out,” added Williams.

Ladbrokes – Australian Open Final
4/6 Novak Djokovic
11/10 Andy Murray

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.