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 grave.
Nick Newlife staked a wager of 1,520 about the Swiss ace to clinch seven Wimbledon singles’ names in likelihood of 66/1 back in 2003.
The punter, from Oxford, died in February 2009 at the age of 59, denying him the chance of visiting his long-range wager come to fruition.
But coach Mr Newlife made arrangements in case of his death by saying in his will that any profits from the outstanding bet ought to go to Oxfam.
The charity proceeds to get #101,840 if 29-year-old Federer clinches his seventh Wimbledon singles triumph, William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said.
The wager states that Federer has to 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 favorite, but Federer is 5/2 second favorite and he could yet prove a dead cert for Mr Newlife and Oxfam.’
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