Andy Murray is a 25/1 chance with Paddy Power to win this year’s Wimbledon Championship as he prepares to return to the court after almost a year out of action. The 31-year-old, who underwent surgery in January to repair a longstanding hip problem, will face Australian world number 24 Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s Club on Tuesday, but says he has low expectations on his return. “You don’t start playing after 11 months out and winning them – this isn’t how this works,” Murray said of his Grand Slam prospects as he announced his long-awaited return.
The Scot won Wimbledon in both 2013 and 2016, to add to the US Open title he won in 2012, but he hasn’t played since losing to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at the All England Club last year and has slipped to 157th in the world rankings.
Roger Federer, who marked his return to action after a 10-week break with victory in Stuttgart on Sunday, remains the firm favourite to claim the Wimbledon title, at best odds of 13/8 with Paddy Power.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|