ATP World Tour Finals Betting: Murray and Berdych to go the distance

Can Lendl and Murray devise a plan for Berdych today?

The world's best tennis players are at the O2 in London this week for the ATP World Tour Finals. Sean Calvert previews the opening match of the tournament between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych..

"I expect this one to go the distance, as nine of the 12 round robin matches did 12 months ago.."

Back three sets in Murray vs Berdych at 2.506/4

We're in London for the last week of the ATP World Tour and it's the World Tour Finals, featuring the top eight male tennis players in the world.

That's the theory anyway, but we're missing Rafa Nadal through injury and history suggests that someone else will drop out through injury or illness at some point. 

But for today we're scheduled to see Andy Murray take on Tomas Berdych in what has the makings of a keenly contested encounter, assuming both parties are fit of course. 

That wasn't the case 12 months ago with Murray, but hopefully UK fans will get to see a bit more of the US Open champion this time around and this match should be a good start to the tournament. 

The value in this one lies with the Czech, who was blown off course by the most ridiculous winds in the last meeting between the pair in the New York semi finals a couple of months ago. 

There will be no such problems for the Berdman this time around and I expect this one to go the distance, as nine of the 12 round robin matches did 12 months ago. 

Only two of their seven career meetings have finished in straight sets and played on a slowish hard surface that Berdych should enjoy I'm leaning slightly towards a Czech win in this one at 3.211/5.

The court is the same one that we've seen in recent weeks in Valencia, Basel and Paris, which represents the ATP's ridiculous idea of giving players a fortnight to attune to conditions. I would venture that they need maybe one match at the most, personally, but there you go. 

Berdych reached the semi finals here last year on his second time in the event and he should be comfortable with the razzmatazz by now, while Murray might just be feeling the pressure after blowing match points in each of his last three tournaments. 

This hasn't been the best of venues for Murray, who has a 4-4 record at the O2 and 1.434/9 is a little short on the Brit all things considered.

I prefer this one to go the full three sets at a price of around 2.506/4.

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