Winning from beyond the grave: Gambler who died after betting Roger Federer would win seven Wimbledon titles could scoop £100,000 for charity

A gambler who bet that tennis star Roger Federer would win the Wimbledon title seven times could get more than #100,000 from beyond the tomb.
Nick Newlife staked a bet of 1,520 about the Swiss ace to clinch seven Wimbledon singles’ titles at likelihood of 66/1 back in 2003.
The punter, from Oxford, expired in February 2009 at the age of 59, denying him the chance of seeing his long-range bet come to fruition.
But coach Mr Newlife made arrangements in the event of his passing by saying in his will that any proceeds from the outstanding bet ought to visit Oxfam.
The charity proceeds to receive #101,840 if 29-year-old Federer clinches his seventh Wimbledon singles triumph, William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said.
The wager states that Federer must win a title by 2019.
Mr Sharpe said:’Federer has returned to top form in recent tournaments, losing just to Rafael Nadal in last week’s French Open and he is a leading contender for this season’s championship.
‘Nadal is 2/1 favourite, but Federer is 5/2 second favourite and he could nevertheless prove a literal dead cert for Mr Newlife and Oxfam.’
Stuart Fowkes, from Oxfam, said:’Legacies sum to 10 percent of our total earnings from people, so they are essential to us, as well as this case demonstrates that they can come in many sizes and shapes ‘

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