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November 19, 2011 02:30 ET

Sporting Index Set for ATP Season Finale

Andy Murray Hoping to End Year on a High in Front of Home Support, Roger Federer Favourite for O2 Success

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2011) - The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, involving the top eight players in the men's rankings, promises to ensure the Sporting Index tennis traders are kept busy for the next seven days.

The leading spread betting firm are expecting a flurry of bets as Andy Murray (19-22 on the outright index, where 50pts are awarded to the winner, 25pts to the runner up and 10pts to the losing semi-finalists) looks to sign off the 2011 tennis year in style in front of British fans at London's O2 Arena. Spread buyers of Roger Federer's outright index at 26 will instead be hoping the Swiss maestro can successfully defend his 2010 title.

Punters, as ever, can challenge Sporting Index's outright predictions, by buying (betting higher) or selling (betting lower) indices attached to each player according to how far they are expected to progress in the tournament.

Murray was the third player to qualify and will be making his fourth appearance at the end-of-season invitational. After a recent run of three consecutive tournament victories, in the Thailand Open, the Japan Open and the Shanghai Masters, Andy Murray is ahead of World Number One Novak Djokovic to win Group A, with a spread of 14.75-16.25 (25pts for the winner, 10pts for runner-up, 5pts for third).

The Serbian has won three of the four Grand Slam events this season and has only tasted defeat on four occasions in 2011, yet certain spread punters may be keen to sell his outright index at 16 after he was knocked out in the semi-finals of the Swiss Open by wildcard Kei Nishikori.

In addition to the outright tournament markets available to tennis spread bettors, a great deal of markets, both pre-event and in-play, will be made available on every match during the tournament. Punters will be able to bet on the number of games in a match, the game supremacy (how many games one player will beat another by) and the match supremacy, where points are awarded for winning the match plus bonus points per set won by.

"Since the ATP World Tour Finals moved to London, the tournament has gone from strength to strength and is one of the most popular events of the tennis calendar," comments Sporting Index spokesman Wayne Lincoln. "Andy Murray has had an impressive year and he can expect plenty of support inside a packed O2 arena."

ATP Championships London – Sporting Index Markets
Outright Index
R.Federer 23 - 26
A.Murray 19 - 22
N.Djokovic 16 - 19
R.Nadal 14.5 - 17.5
T.Berdych 5 - 7
J.Tsonga 5 - 7
D.Ferrer 1.5 - 3
M.Fish 1.5 – 3
Group A Index
A.Murray 14.75 - 16.25
N.Djokovic 13 - 14.5
T.Berdych 6 - 7.5
D.Ferrer 3.5 - 5
Group B Index
R.Federer 16.5 – 18
R.Nadal 11.75 - 13.25
J.Tsonga 6.25 - 7.75
M.Fish 2.5 - 4

Please visit www.sportingindex.com for a full list of ATP London final markets as and when they are made available. Sporting Index is regulated by the UK's Financial Services Authority.

About the Sporting Index Group

The Sporting Index Group is best known as the world's largest sports spread betting business, offering the widest range of markets and taking some of the largest bets on sporting events around the world. Markets include rugby spread betting, cricket spread betting and football spread betting.

The Group has 180 staff, all based at its London HQ. It is privately owned and is the undisputed world leader in sports spread betting, dominating the global market with an estimated 80%+ market share. Today it makes thousands of markets on upwards of 500 events every week, offering the sports fan the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of sports, political and showbiz events, as well as on a portfolio of unique virtual games. Clients transact via its websites, award winning mobile phone applications, and a 24/7 voice telephony service. Sporting Index's B2C business continues to grow in the face of a fiercely competitive online betting market.

At the heart of the business is a world class trading, modelling and liability management capability that is widely acknowledged as amongst the best in the global betting market. The Group combines the latest technology with unrivalled trader expertise to service its core sports spread betting clients as well as an increasing number of wholesale customers who rely on the company's fixed-odds in-play pricing data to underpin their own sportsbook operations via the Sporting Solutions brand. This has quickly established itself as a leading data provider with a number of flagship betting brands signed up.

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