Online Casino Powers up for Australian Open
By James McKeown
Just a few days into the New Year and already the first Grand Slam Tennis tournament of 2007 is staring us very squarely in the face with a familiar figure sitting atop the list of potential winners at online casino and sportsbook PaddyPower.com

Whilst Roger Federer has struggled to find the right formula on the clay of Roland Garros, he has been completely dominant on the lawns of Wimbledon and the hard courts of Melbourne and Flushing Meadows, as he looks to gain his 10th Grand Slam title at this yearís Australian Open, which starts on 15 January.

Federer casts a huge shadow over the sport at present, as last seasonís form (92 wins from 97 matches) will testify, and he enters the tournament as a 2-5 favourite to retain his title with PaddyPower.com. Behind him comes the emerging talent of French Open champion Rafael Nadal at 13-2, with Andy Roddick at 10-1 and Marat Safin out at 20-1.

Those pining for a long awaited British winner have their best bet with the new British number 1 Andy Murray who is out at 50-1 to win his first major tournament. Fallen hero Tim Henman is a distant 200-1 whilst Greg Rusedski is at 750-1.

 
 
 
 
 
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