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Tennis fan bets £50,000 that Roger Federer will gain his eighth Wimbledon title

Tennis fan bets £50,000 that Roger Federer will gain his eighth Wimbledon title

One tennis fan has told how he has put £50,000 (approximately €57,000) on Roger Federer gaining his eighth Wimbledon title.

George (36) will be holding his breath this afternoon as the Swiss number five attempts to beat Marin Cillic to become the oldest Wimbledon champion since the beginning of the open era in 1968.

And to add to his nerves as he waits to see if Federer can pull off another Wimbledon title and at the same time land George a handsome payout is the fact he has not told his girlfriend about the bet.

She's not terribly into tennis so I'm not sure she'll be best pleased," he said.

The head of a financial tech company in North London, he has asked not to have his full name revealed lest his girlfriend find out.