Our main favorite for the title, Andy Murray, is now just one win away from claiming his second consecutive Gold Medal. After two shaky performances against Fabio Fognini and Steve Johnson, Murray returned to his best level in the semifinals against Kei Nishikori, dismissing the Japanese by 6 – 1 6 – 4. Despite facing one of the best returners on the tour, Andy ended the match with 76.0% points won on his serve and without facing a single break point, which is truly remarkable.
After winning the Bronze Medal four years ago in London, Juan Martin Del Potro already secured a better result this year in Rio de Janeiro. Del Potro reaches this final after an epic victory over Rafael Nadal by 5 – 7 6 – 4 7 – 6, in a match that last more than three hours. Even though Del Potro’s brilliant campaign on this event, it won’t be easy for the Argentinean to present himself at 100% after such a marathon against Nadal. Adding to this, the men’s final will be the best of five sets and for that reason, the physical condition of the players’ is even more important.
This will be the 8th career meeting between these two players, with Murray leading on the h2h by 5 – 2.
These two have featured some monumental battles in the past however, things should be quite different this time, with Murray winning the Gold Medal without many problems. With this in mind, our suggestion for you to take advantage of Murray’s betting odds by adding his spread to your betting picks, in a match where we also believe that Murray can get the job done in straight sets.
Free Tennis Pick: Andy Murray -4.5 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
Record: 29-14-2 +14.12