There were a few people in Great Britain yesterday rooting against Andy Murray — namely, the folks at Oxfam, an international charity that works to fight poverty.When Roger Federer beat Murray to win his seventh Wimbledon title, Oxfam was awarded a donation of £101,840 pounds after a betting slip was bequeathed to the organisation in 2009 when bettor Nick Newlife died.
Newlife placed a £1,520 pound bet in 2003 that Federer would match Pete Sampras’ record of seven Wimbledon victories by the year 2019.
That year, Federer won the first of his 17 Grand Slams, and the odds on such a long bet were 66-1. Newlife died in 2009 (with Federer stuck on six Wimbledon titles), and willed the betting slip to Oxfam.
(via the Daily Mail)
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