Olympic Men's Tennis Final Pick

Rio Summer Olympics Pick 8/14/16 – Men’s Tennis Final

Who will claim the gold medal in Men’s Tennis when Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro battle it out in the final later today?

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Murray is the favorite in this match, as he has -425 odds to win, while del Potro is listed with a money line of +330 to prevail. These two are schedule to meet today at 2PM from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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These two have met seven times over their career. Murray comes in as the second-ranked player in the world while del Potro sits at 141. Murray has won five of the seven meetings, but these two have met just once since 2010, which del Potro getting a three-set win over Murray.

Del Potro competes for Argentina and he actually won the bronze in 2012. He hasn’t really been a note on the world stage for some time, last reaching a grand slam semifinal in 2013. Murray competes for Great Britain and he is the defending Olympic gold medal winner. He is also coming off a Wimbledon title last month.

While del Potro has had a great run in these Olympics, and a win today would certainly be a great story, Murray seems too strong for him. Murray knows what it is like to win an event like the Olympics and he has had recent success in a big tournament. Del Potro will be feeling a lot of pressure coming into this final and likely is to be overwhelmed early by Murray.


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