Murray well backed ahead of Dust-up

Ladbrokes have made Andy Murray 5/2 second favourite for the US Open ahead of his second round clash with Dustin Brown.

The Scot is just 1/100 to beat the unknown Jamaican and 1/6 to win in straight sets.

Roger Federer remains favourite at 11/8 and is 25/1 to play another clean winner through his legs against Paul-Henri Mathieu in round three. Ladbrokes offer 6/1 that the Swiss maestro will win at least 20 Grand Slams in his career.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “Anything other than an easy Murray win would be a huge shock. We’re already gearing up for him to meet Nadal in the semis in what could be a record breaking match.”

Further Ladbrokes odds:

To Win – Men’s singles

Federer 11/8
Murray 5/2
Nadal 10/3
Djokovic 12/1
Soderling 16/1
Nalbandian 25/1
Fish 25/1

Winner not to be Federer, Murray or Nadal 3/1

To Win – Women’s singles

Clijsters 3/1
Wozniacki 7/2
Sharapova 4/1
V Williams 7/1
Kuznetsova 14/1
Zvonareva 14/1
Dementieva 16/1
Ivanovic 16/1