Mystery punter stakes £100k on Nadal and Djokovic
THE WILLIAM HILL betting shop customer who is £160,000 up after backing 25 consecutive winners is going for a 26th by staking his biggest wager yet of £117,857 on both Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic winning their next matches in the French Open.
Nadal is red hot 1/100 favourite to win his game, while Djokovic is 1/33.
If both win he will add an additional £4714 to his current winning balance of £160,000.
'This is fast becoming the mystery man's trademark bet - he has now included Djokovic in ten of his bets - they are both of terrific winning runs - but one defeat would bring both of them crashing back to earth with a huge bump- although even losing this bet would leave him over £40,000 in front' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
The customer, who is using a Central London branch of William Hill to place his bets is in his 30s and has told staff he hopes to win enough to buy himself a new house.
He has so far gambled a total of almost £1.75m during his record breaking spree, which has already set a new world record for consecutive winning bets.