Paddy Power settles Andy Murray AO 2019 bets as winners11th January 2019 / lee
At an emotional press conference on Friday, British tennis legend Andy Murray announced that his time for retirement is pretty close. He said that he had planned to step away from the game after Wimbledon 2019 but the pain that he to play through following his hip surgery last year, may not allow him to get that deep into the season.
Murray admitted that he could be retiring when his Australian Open campaign comes to an end. The Scotsman was in tears at the press conference ahead of the action at Melbourne Park, which starts on Monday. Murray will be leaving having left a major impression on the game. He has won three Grand Slams during his career.
Murray’s first round match at the Australian Open is against Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut and Murray is the underdog against the World Number 22. Murray enters the match at 10/3 odds to win* (betting odds was taken from Paddy Power on January 11tth, 2019 at 4:32 pm)
Bookamer Paddy Power announced on Friday that they had taken 56 bets on Murray winning this year’s Australian Open.
Paddy Power went further to announce that they have paid out on each of those 56 bets supporting Murray in Melbourne. Given that Murray has done next to nothing on the court since his surgery last year, winning the Australian Open this year was highly unlikely for him. Murray lost five finals at Melbourne Park during his career when he was on top of his game.
Murray is currently 80/1 odds to win the Australian Open 2019 but the early payout that Paddy Power has issued applies to bets placed online only prior to 11:15 am on January 11th, 2019.
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