Bookmakers predict £10m bets on Federer-Nadal final
2008 Wimbledon Men final pair is now known - Rodger Federer will
face Rafael Nadal in the battle for the Grand Slam title. After
the Andy Murray-Rafa Nadal showdown produced Wimbledon's first
£8m betting match, bookmakers are predicting that the final
between Federer and Nadal will be the first game in tennis
history to produce a betting turnover of £10million. "This
game has the potential to smash the current record and become
the first time that an eight figure sum has been riding on the
outcome of a single tennis match" said Hill's spokesman
Graham Sharpe. "You have two of the most popular sportsmen in
world sport who look evenly matched about to play a game about
which every sports fan will have an opinion as to the outcome.
We have already taken bets of £30,000; £25,000 and £15,000 for
Federer, and a £10,000 bet for Nadal, who will cost us more if
Nadal, the four-time French Open
champion, has lost to Federer in the last two Wimbledon finals.
Maybe this is the main reason the odds makers at the online
BodogSports have listed Roger
Federer as the favorite to win the 2008 Wimbledon final with
odds -150. Rafael Nadal is the underdog (when was the last time
you've heard this) with odds +110.