Friday 28 October 2016

Murray is in the frame for French

Andy Murray...French Open champion! That notion would have been dismissed out of hand in years gone by but he will journey to Roland Garros later this month with many backing the Briton to go all the way. Until last week he had never won a claycourt title.

But, after claiming his first in Munich, he headed to Madrid where he blazed through a tough draw before crushing claycourt king Rafa Nadal in the final.

The red dust was not a surface suited to Murray's game. Yet something has changed and with Nadal struggling, the 27-year-old could be the man to exploit the Spaniard's troubles, even if Novak Djokovic is now the favourite to win the title.

Murray's French Open odds have gonefrom 12-1 to 8-1 after his 6-3 6-2 win over Nadal in Madrid.

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