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Andy Murray had one of those days where everything he tried came off on Saturday at Queen's Club and, as a consequence, I was nowhere near with my prediction of a close match between he and Andy Roddick.

The good news is that my pre-tournament tip Jo Wilfried-Tsonga is in the final with Murray and he's not without a shot of being the first Frenchman to win the title at Queen's.

Indeed, only Nicolas Mahut, Seb Grosjean, Guy Forget and now Tsonga have ever reached the final here for France, so the big man will certainly be giving this a go.

Murray is a very skinny-looking 1.28 to become the first Brit to win this twice since Arthur Lowe in 1914, so one record will go at least.

I certainly won't be backing Murray at that price, although the 2-0 Murray win appeals at around 1.74, bearing in mind that seven of the last eight Queen's finals have been won in straight sets.

There's a chance that this might not be so easy for the Scot, based on their Wimbledon meeting last year when Tsonga should have taken a two sets to love lead and fluffed one to let Murray back in.

Murray went on to win in four that day and has won the pair's last three meetings, with Tsonga's last victory being the drubbing he gave Murray in Melbourne in 2008.

If Jo plays at the level he did in the second and third sets against Rafa Nadal then it's not out of the question that he could blow Muzza away, but it's asking a lot for him to keep at that level for long enough without the unforced errors that we saw against James Ward yesterday creeping in.

When Murray wins a title (and he hasn't won one since Shanghai last year), he tends to win them in straight sets, as he has done in five of his last six championship matches.

Tsonga hasn't won a title since Tokyo in 2009 and he's also won his last three championship matches in straight sets, so the omens point to a fairly quick match.

It is about time that there was a close and entertaining final at Queen's, where there hasn't been one since Roddick v Mahut in 2007 and for the sake of my pre-event bet, I hope it goes Tsonga's way, but the likeliest outcome today is Murray in straights.

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Murray to beat Tsonga 2-0 at 1.74


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