2010 Australian Open – Murray v Florent Serra Preview

Andy Murray takes on Frenchman Florent Serra in the third round of the 2010 Australian Open. The match will be 3rd on the Hisense Arena court with 2 ladies singles on previously giving a start time around 2pm local time (3am UK time).

Florent Serra is currently the world number 64, though was as high as 36 back in 2006. This is the first Australian Open that he has made it to the thrid round, with only 2 previous wins at the grand slam event in the past 5 attempts in Melbourne.

He has won two ATP level tour events, though his last success was back in 2006 in Adelaide.

Murray and Serra have never played each other in an ATP event, though Murray’s record against French players is outstanding having won the last 17 matches he has played against French player, though his last loss to a Frenchman was at the 2008 Australian Open when he lost surprisingly in the first round to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tsonga though did go on to surprise everyone and in the end reach the final.

Odds wise the bookmakers do not give Florent Serra a chance, with the best odds you will get on a Murray win is 1/50 (decimal odds 1.02). Many bookmakers will give those Murray’s odds, though if you were planning onbacking serra then you’ll get best odds at Betfair with currently offering of 33/1. Plus right now you can get a free £25 bet at Betfair.

Player Andy Murray Florent Serra
Traditional Odds Decimal Odds Traditional Odds Decimal Odds
Betfair 1/50 1.02 33/1 34
Sky Bet 1/50 1.02 14/1 15
betfred 1/50 1.02 14/1 15
William Hill 1/50 1.02 12/1 13
Stan James 1/50 1.02 12/1 13
Ladbrokes 1/50 1.02 12/1 13
Coral 1/50 1.02 12/1 13
Blue Sq 1/50 1.02 12/1 13
Sporting Bet 1/50 1.02 10/1 11
Victor Chandler 1/100 1.01 14/1 15
Paddy Power 1/100 1.01 12/1 13
Bet 365 1/200 1.005 20/1 21