Federer had won but six Wimbledon championships when Newlife died in 2009. Nick left his estate – apparently consisting largely of betting slips for future wagers – to the charity Oxfam.
When Federer beat Murray to win Wimbledon again this year, Newlife''s bet, at odds of 66 to one, paid off. Oxfam gets about $158,000 to use for its good works.
Nice going, Roger.