Top UK Bookmaker Ladbrokes make Andy Murray 2/1 (3.00) second favourite to win Wimbledon after he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets to reach the semi-finals.
Rafael Nadal who is favourite at 6/5 (2.20) to win the title, will meet Andy Murray in one semi-final on Friday in what bookies expect to be a record-breaking match with up to £5 million expected to be gambled on the contest.
Novak Djokovic claimed a simple win over Yen-Hsun Lu to reach the last four and he can be backed for Wimbledon glory at 9/2 (5.50) ahead of his clash against Tomas Berdych. Berdych beat six-time champion Roger Federer in four sets on Wednesday but is last in the betting at 11/2 (6.50) with Ladbrokes.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “The Murray versus Rafa match will be massive. The World Cup is playing second fiddle to Murraymania now that England are out of the Cup and the country hasn’t stopped backing Andy for glory all week.
We were beginning to panic before the quarters but now we’re really over-heating. If Murray goes on to win Wimbledon it’ll be the greatest ever day for tennis punters - and undoubtedly one of our worst.”