|At Wimbledon, Britain’s Andy Murray fought back from two sets down last night to beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet, thrilling a packed Centre Court and setting up a quarterfinal match-up against Spain’s Rafael Nadal tomorrow.|
The Briton looked down and out when the eighth ranked Gasquet served for the match in the third set but he recovered to take victory as the sun set in London.
Nadal earlier overcame a knee injury that required treatment from the doctor to beat Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets and Murray goes into Wednesday’s competition as the underdog with WillHill.com listing him at odds of 11/4 to defeat Nadal while the Spaniard is favourite at 1/4.
“I'm going to have to try and recover really well, get enough food in me, enough sleep and try and prepare the best that I can,' said Murray.
'Obviously Nadal’s the favourite for the match but I do think that I can win.'
In the same draw, Germany’s Rainer Schuettler will compete against France’s Arnaud Clement for the right to meet either Nadal or Murray. The Frenchmen is the underdog at odds of 8/13 with Bet365.com while Schuettler is 6/5.
On the other side of the draw, defending champion and 4/6 tournament favourite Roger Federer eased past 2002 winner Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets yesterday to set up a meeting against Mario Ancic. The Croatian was the last man to beat Federer on grass and bested Spain's Fernando Verdasco in five sets to set up tomorrow’s meeting. Ancic is a 10/1 outsider to beat Federer while the champion is listed at odds of 1/40 with BetFred.com to move on to the semi-finals where he will meet either Marat Safin from Russia or Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.