Austrailian Open Semi-Final Preview: Andy Murray v Roger Federer, 8:30am Friday

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Updated: January 24, 2013
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Andy Murray hasn’t dropped a set it making it through to the Aussie Open semi-finals and faces world number two Roger Federer on Friday morning at 8:30am in his bid to reach the final. 

“I feel probably a little bit calmer maybe than usual,” said the Scot.

“But I still have an understanding of how difficult it is to win these events. With the players that are still left in the tournament, it’s going to be a very tough few days if I want to do that.”

An 11th victory in 20 meetings against Federer – in a match to be shown live on BBC Two – would set up a final on Sunday against world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Murray’s is 11/4 with Boylesports to win the semi-final by three sets to love, 7/2 to win 3-1 and 11/2 to win 3-2. 

By contrast, the Swiss superstar Federer is 5/1 to win 3-0, 9/2 to win 3-1 and 6/1 to win 3-2. 

In the match betting, Murray is 4/6 and Federer 13/10. If you fancy a wager on who will take the first set, Murray is 4/6 and Federer 23/20.

 

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at Boylesports, commented: “The world numbers two and three competing for a place in a Grand Slam final is more than enough to set the pulses racing.”

 

He added: “Murray heads into the game in great form, something that has caught the eye of punters, but you can never rule out one of the all-time greats in Federer.”

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