Andy Murray’s odds of winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the third time in four years have been cut dramatically after he overtook Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings to become the world no.1 for the first time – and the first British man ever to do so since computerised rankings were introduced in 1973.
Prior to the Paris Masters, which he won on Sunday by defeating John Isner in the final, Murray was available at 2/1 to land next month’s prestigious award, but the Scot is now no bigger than the 1/2 with Bet365 – with Alistair Brownlee his nearest challenger at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
The gap at the top of the rankings is only slender and Djokovic could regain top spot if he wins the ATP World Tour finals, which begin next Sunday at the O2 in London.
Murray is 11/8 favourite for that event with Paddy Power, with Djokovic generally available at 6/4. Stan Wawrinka, who beat Djokovic in the final of the US Open and who has been a semi-finalist at the Tour Finals in each of the last 3 years, is at 10/1.
|SPORTS PERSONALITY||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKERS|
|Nick Skelton||40/1||Coral, Paddy Power|
|Anthony Joshua||66/1||Paddy Power|
|Lewis Hamilton||100/1||Coral, Paddy Power|