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Murray to win? Wouldn't bet on it

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

Oxfam will pocket £100k bet if Federer wins again

Roger Federer Credit: PA

An Oxford gambler who spotted the Wimbledon-winning potential of Roger Federer nine years ago and staked a hefty bet on him winning the tournament seven times could help a charity even after his death.

Nick Newlife passed away before being able to see his wager, which could generate £100,000 of winnings, come to fruition.

But kind-hearted Nick left the William Hill bet in his will to Oxfam.

The charity can claim the winnings if Federer gets the additional Wimbledon title

this year, or any year up to 2019.

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