Biggest wager in Wimbledon history
Bookies William Hill have today accepted their biggest ever Wimbledon bet placed by a single individual.
The record holder walked into a Hills shop in central London and placed £140,000 at 1/2 that Nadal will beat Andy Murray in their semi-final and £51,000 on Maria Sharapova winning the Ladies title at 5/4.
Should Nadal win he will collect £210,000 and the Sharapova wager will trigger a £114,750 payout, a total of £321,750!
"The manager of our shop is still in shock, we have never had a single individual place such a massive amount on Wimbledon in a single day. We now want Murray to win his semi final, but lose the final as a Murray victory will spark a million plus payout!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
Semi Final: 1/2 Nadal, 13/8 Murray
Ladies Wimbledon Title: 5/4 Sharapova, 3/1 Kvitova, 10/3 Azarenka, 11/2 Lisicki