If you caught the early stages of Roger Federer’s epic quarter-final with giant South African Kevin Anderson, you may have thought the match was over when the champ secured a two-set lead early in the afternoon – we certainly did!
The Swiss master looked set for yet another semi-final in his pursuit of a ninth grass-court crown, and our 2 Up You Win offer for Wimbledon saw us deliver a neat profit of £46,000 early to Roger’s ranks of backers.
- 2 Up You Win sees us pay out our punters in full on Wimbledon matches if their selection goes two sets up. This applies on pre-match singles in the Win-Draw-Win market only.
But the sinewy Saffer Anderson hauled his 6ft 8in frame back into the championship by reeling off three straight set wins agaisnt the great man to turn the tables on us and topple the red-hot outright favourite.
The Grand Slam giant’s price went out to as long as 100/1 in-play after Roger’s regal start, but the king of the All England club was knocked from his throne by challenger Kev as he lashed down ace after ace to take the final three sets 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 in a nail-biting tie-breaker finale.
His disruption of the the Fed Express in the match saw us fork out another £100,000 on the match result – we might have to cancel the barbecue this weekend thanks to that!
And some shrewd punters picked up Anderson at 40/1 earlier in the week for the title. If he can clambour over fellow courtside colossus, the 6ft 10in American John Isner, in his semi, some people could be in for another wonderful Wimbledon windfall.