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Aid agency Oxfam won more than 100,000 pounds when Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 08, 2012 - 2:28 PM

WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer's seventh Wimbledon title turned into a quite a bonanza for international aid agency Oxfam.

Because of a bet made in 2003, the charity won 101,840 pounds ($157,750) when Federer defeated Andy Murray on Sunday in the Wimbledon final.

According to Oxfam, Nicholas Newlife bet that Federer would win seven Wimbledon titles before 2020. When Newlife died three years ago, he left his estate — including some outstanding bets — to the organization.

Oxfam says it already claimed 16,750 pounds in 2009 when Federer won his 14th Grand Slam title at the French Open.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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