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Andy Murray v Roger Federer Tennis Betting – ATP Dubai Final

Murray conquers Djokovic to book Dubai final spot

3rd March 2012 / Lee A Jackson
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Andy Murray v Roger Federer ATP Dubai Tennis betting is what we have lined up for the final, as Murray avenged his Australian Open semi final defeat against Novak Djokovic. Murray exploded into life midway through the first set in the Dubai semi final against the World Number One. With the first set at 2-2, Murray rattled of seven straight games to take a strong position in the match. This time around he held his nerve and his concentration as he saw the match out to book his place in the final. That made Murray the first man to beat Djokovic this season, and snapped the Serbian’s 18 match winning streak at the Dubai event. So big Kudos to Murray who does seem to have stepped up his game already this season. That Australian Open semi defeat is the Scot’s only defeat of the season and now he will face Roger Federer in the final of Dubai. Murray served very well against Djokovic, winning a high percentage of points off his first serve, and just as effective was his ball returning. Murray is still one of the best in the world at returns of serve and this was a big factor in throwing Djokovic off his game. Djokovic didn’t play bad, just Murray got things tactically right, and the World Number one admitted that he had been beaten by the better man on the day. So huge positive steps for Britain’s number one, as we turn our attention to Andy Murray v Roger Federer betting on Saturday. Who will take the Dubai prize?

Federer booked his place in the final with a straights sets win over Juan Martin del Potro, the man he had beaten previously to lift the Rotterdam title. This was a closer affair, with each set being taken on a tie break by Federer. Federer is in great shape at the moment, and with a title under his belt already, is looking hungry for more and will pose another big test for Andy Murray. Despite the leaps and bounds which Murray seems to have made in concentration and consistency this season under coach Ivan Lendl, it is the Fed Express who goes into Murray v Federer betting as favourite. It should be a close game though, as looking at them both this year, it is hard to see where either one of them is going to take much of an advantage, so we are expecting a close final. Murray had an 10/1 match record for the season heading into Dubai, Federer was at 11/2. Both men have a title under their belt, Murray winning in Brisbane and Federer taking the Rotterdam title. So to the head to head for Federer v Murray betting and it is the Scot who actually has the ascendancy here over the legend, leading Federer by 8-6. It is Murray who has won two of the last three meetings, but they met four times last year and both won two of those match ups. The last time they met was in the Barclay ATP World Tour Finals last December in London, which Federer won. Prior to that, Murray had beaten Federer in Shanghai and Canada in ATP World Tour 1000 events. The two have met before just once in Dubai and that was back in 2008, which Murray won in three sets.

Andy Murray v Roger Federer ATP Dubai Tennis Final Betting
Federer to win: 8/11 at Stan James
Murray to win: 6/5 at BetFred

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