Having already paid out on 30 men’s Australian Open singles games which were decided in a 5th set, including Andy Murray’s semi-final win over Roger Federer which alone cost over £50k, Paddy Power is now almost certain to have to refund on the final between the Scot and rival Novak Djokovic.
We will refund losing match bets if your player loses in the 5th set!
Murray wasn’t exactly patting himself on the back after beating Federer in a Grand Slam for the very first time, describing his win as ” satisfying” and “nice” but no more.
This will be his third appearance in an Australian Open final and his sixth Grand Slam final. However, having broken his duck by winning last year’s US Open and following it up with an Olympic gold medal, he’s unlikely to fold the the way he did against Djokovic in the 2011 final in Melbourne.
Both players are playing their best tennis, they both look in great shape and for the first time they’ll both have the belief that they can win. With Nadal out injured, these are the two best players in the world right now.
Which all sounds like the perfect ingredients for a thrilling five-setter. As soon as that scoreboard reads two sets apiece you know someone’s getting their money back.