Andy Murray Takes on Thomas Johansson Today

rogers cup 2008Andy Murray will face Swedish veteran Thomas Johansson today at the Rogers Cup in his second round match in the Toronto masters event. The match is due on court around 3pm Eastern time (approx 8PM UK Time) – though rain delays are expected in Toronto and may push this starting time back.

This will be Murray’s first competitive singles match since losing to Rafael Nadal in the quarter finals of Wimbledon earlier this month. Murray was given a bye in the first round for being one of the top eighth seeds, though Murray was able to get some vital competitive play in yesterday as he and brother Jamie won their opening match in the doubles event.

Murray and Johansson have met twice previously, famously in 2005 at Queens, when a young debuting Andy Murray lost his fitness battle and the three set match to Johansson, The story was very different earlier this year when Murray won in straight sets, 7-6, 6-0.

The Bookmakers have Murray as overwhelming favorite to win the match, with the best odds as usual at Betfair, who are still offering a £25 free bet for new sign ups.

Player Andy Murray Thomas Johansson
Traditional Odds Decimal Odds Traditional Odds Decimal Odds
Betfair 7/50 1.14 34/5 7.8
William Hill 3/25 1.12 9/2 5.5
Bet Fred 1/10 1.1 5/1 6
Stan Jame 1/10 1.1 5/1 6
Coral 1/10 1.1 11/2 6.5
Bet 365 2/25 1.08 6/1 7
Sky Bet 2/25 1.08 6/1 7