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Wimbledon Bet Nine Years Ago on Roger Federer Wins a Charity $157,000

Oxfam, an international charity, collected more than $157,000 in winnings as a result of Roger Federer’s record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. How? Because a gentleman by the name of Nicholas Newlife made a wager back in 2003 – the year Federer won his first Wimbledon title – that Federer would go on to win seven titles at the All England Club. When Newlife passed away in 2009, his estate and its assets were bequeathed to Oxfam, setting them up for quite the gift when Federer defeated Andy Murray Sunday.

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