Federer bet could help charity

Oxfam could reap more than £100,000 in winnings if a late benefactor's Wimbledon wager comes off today. An Oxfordshire man put £1,520 on Roger Federer winning seven Wimbledon titles. He died in 2009 but left the betting slip to Oxfam in his will.

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Andy Murray during a practice session Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

The entire nation will be backing Andy Murray today in his bid to become the first man to win a singles title at Wimbledon since 1936. But if his Swiss opponent, Roger Federer, won then there would be some compensation for an Oxfordshire based charity.

Oxfam could reap more than £100,000 if a late benefactor's wager comes off. In 2003 Nick Newlife, from Oxfordshire, put £1,520 on Federer winning seven Wimbledon titles by 2019, at odds of 66/1. He died in 2009 but left the betting slip, potentially worth £101,840, to Oxfam in his will.

Roger Federer celebrates in his semi final against Novak Djokovic Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire