Over the past week or so the British media have turned the spotlight away from Andy Murray and have instead focused on the new heroine on the domestic tennis scene as Johanna Konta has steered herself into the semi-finals of the Womens' Championship. Murray has this been relegated to something of a sideshow although he is also edging his way through the rounds, his victory in straight sets over Benoit Paire sending him into the quarter-final of the Mens' Singles tournament.
It wasn't the best performance that Murray has ever produced and there remain big question marks over his ability to overcome the likes of Federer or Djokovic, however Murray's dreams of bagging back-to-back Wimbledon titles were doubtless boosted following the departure of Rafael Nadal at the third round stage earlier this week.
Nadal had impressed in the competition up to that point and he clawed his way back from two sets behind to level matters with Gilles Muller before the Luxemburger ultimately won the fifth set to the tune of 15-13. A clearer passage to the final now sits ahead of Andy Murray and the bookies responded by cutting his odds on winning the Mens' Singles title to just 7/2.
Murray will face Sam Querrey in the last eight of the tournament and whilst the American will be confident of upsetting the form-book in this match, especially since he defeated Djokovic at the 2016 competition, we see little reason why World No One Murray won't be going through to the semis later this week.
Roger Federer remains top of the betting pile at 6/4 following his easy ride over Grigor Dimitrov while Novak Djokovic sits second at best odds of 16/5.
Wimbledon Mens' Singles Winner - Best Odds
6/4 - Roger Federer
16/5 - Novak Djokovic
7/2 - Andy Murray
13/2 - Marin Cilic
28/1 - Milos Raonic
40/1 - Gilles Muller
60/1 - Tomas Berdych
80/1 - Sam Querrey