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Jon Riley 3rd Jun 2011 - 19:45

Novak exit no Djoke for mega-punter!

After a run of 26 successive winning bets a William Hill punter who laid out a total of £1.8million and was set to win £227,000 from his 27th and final wager, has lost nearly all of his winnings - but has ended up walking away with a 'consolation' prize of £41,000.

The main, in his 30s, with a French accent, began betting in a Hill's central London betting shop on March 27 when he staked a winning £8400 bet. Since then he gradually increased his winnings to £141,000, and he gambled £120,000 of that on what he said was his final wager - a £120,000 bet which coupled Nadal and Djokovic to win their two semi finals in the French Open - which would have produced an additional £66,000 profit for him. Nadal duly won, but Djokovic let him down by losing to Roger Federer.

'Our anonymous customer had set new world records - for the longest winning sequence of bets, and for the highest amount ever gambled on a tennis match, but ultimately he went one game too far - rather like his hero Djokovic, who he backed a dozen times! However, he has managed to win £41,000 from us and we look forward to taking him on again. He said that was his last bet but that he may return to try again when the next tennis clay court season gets underway' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

The mystery gambler bet on Boxing, Cage Fighting And Curling during his run of success but most of his bets were on tennis matches.


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