The game is available to watch live and online from the Australian Open as well known brand Bet365 announce they are continuing to televise all the action from Melbourne in high quality through their website.
Play continues at the Australian Open for UK viewers as the heat continues to wreak havoc in Melbourne. With temperatures surpassing 40 degrees today the heat has caused definite problems amongst the players and crowd as sun stroke take its toll.
There will have been collective sigh of relief from the Murray camp with the Scot now able to play ‘a night match’ at the Rod Laver Arena, with temperatures dropping to the mid thirties.
Andy Murray’s preparation for the match has been good, with a straight sets win over Japanese player Go Soeda. in the first round, which did much to ease the worries following the Scot’s operation to heal a troublesome back problem.
No doubt energy conservation is the name of the game at Melbourne at the moment and this does not bode well for his French opponent today, Vincent Millot, who is ranked number 267 in the world.
He endured a tough five set victory over Wayne Odesnik in the first round, and is still experiencing some tiredness after that epic encounter from the first round.
He commented earlier today It’s probably going to be the biggest match for me..I had to play three rounds to qualify and all the players in qualifying play well, so it’s tough to be here. It’s going to be tough in the next round.
“I love Australia – it’s the tournament that I like the most. I’m a little bit tired but I’m excited to play this match. I have a day off to recover.”
Murray is predictably the overwhelming favourite to progress to the third round, and is as short as 1/100 to take victory.
Of course, there should be little worry for the Scot, as the 3-0 victory looks just a hint more value at 1/5.