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Andy's loss is Oxfam's gain

Andy Murray congratulates Roger Federer as he poses with his trophy Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Roger Federer's win over Andy Murray has won more than £100,000 for charity.

A gambler who died three years ago wagered the Swiss maestro would win seven or more Wimbledon titles, and the star has now achieved that feat.

Nick Newlife, from Oxford, placed £1,520 on odds of 66/1 with Bookmakers William Hill.

He died in 2009, aged 59, leaving his entire estate - including the bet - to Oxfam, who can now collect £101,840.

William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said: "Mr Newlife told me he had identified Roger Federer as a future serial winner at Wimbledon and wanted to place a 'sizeable' long term wager on him, which we were happy to allow him to do.

"This is one of the most remarkable bets we have ever accepted."

The bookmakers has already paid out £16,750 to the charity from another bet placed by Mr Newlife which wagered £250 at 66/1 that Federer would win 14 Grand Slam events.

The charity estimates around 12% of its income is from legacies.

Great Britain's Andy Murray with his runners-up trophy yesterday. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Oxfam said the payout is enough money to enable the charity to bring food to 10,000 people hit by current food crisis in West Africa for an entire month.

Andrew Barton, head of relationship marketing for Oxfam, said: "All of Oxfam have been cheering Federer's progress for the past couple of weeks.

"The real hero, though, must be Mr Newlife, for his generous gift and his tremendous sporting acumen.

"Every time someone leaves us a gift it helps us make a huge difference to thousands of lives around the world - whether it's a few pounds or thousands of pounds.

"Right now there is a very serious food crisis in West Africa. This donation of £100,000 will enable Oxfam to bring food to 10,000 families for an entire month.

"We hope Mr Newlife's legacy - and Federer's win - will inspire other people to support Oxfam and our West Africa appeal."