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DoubleDeuce 07-08-2012 07:08 PM

Roger's Biggest Fan
 
A British charity called Oxfam will collect $157000 today, Why?

In 2003, a man named Nick Newlife bet that Federer, after he won his first Wimbledon that year, would go on to win at least six more. Bookmakers William Hill offered Newlife 66/1 odds. Newlife died in 2009, leaving his estate, the wager included, to Oxfam.

fednad 07-08-2012 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DoubleDeuce (Post 6710844)
A British charity called Oxfam will collect $157000 today, Why?

In 2003, a man named Nick Newlife bet that Federer, after he won his first Wimbledon that year, would go on to win at least six more. Bookmakers William Hill offered Newlife 66/1 odds. Newlife died in 2009, leaving his estate, the wager included, to Oxfam.

Is it real?
Source?

Andres 07-08-2012 07:51 PM

Yup. Its real! There's another thread about it, with a link. I think it's the BBC

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=431467

GasquetGOAT 07-09-2012 01:22 AM

Respect to Newlife, that's a gutsy bet, is peRFection his grandson?:)


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