Bettor wins $15K on worst upset of Nadal's career

One lucky bettor is smiling after watching the worst upset of Rafael Nadal's career Monday on the first day of Wimbledon.

The reigning French Open champion was set as a -10,000 favorite at many books heading into his Round 1 match where world No. 113 Steve Darcis of Belgium knocked him off in straight sets (7-6, 7-6. 6-4). Darcis was as high as +4,500 at 5Dimes and +2,500 to +3,000 at others.

SportsInteraction Tweeted that Darcis was +6,500 to win in straight sets there.

It marks the first time Rafa has ever lost in the first round of a grand slam. Darcis fought off five of seven break points to pull off the improbable.

The loss also means futures tickets for anyone who had Nadal before Wimbledon began. He was paying around 4-1 at most books.

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Posted by clepto
2 years ago

You Americans must be F'N nuts betting with books that getting paid from is actually a concern. If I was an American I would Live in Vegas or not gamble.
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Posted by vegasslim
2 years ago

you must have a huge bankroll to be betting 500 on this good for him/her i 2 hope they get paid
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Posted by _keyser_soze_
2 years ago

If you deal with reputable books, you get paid out. I've never had an issue with payouts (I've never been paid out fifteen grand at one time - but I have had that much over a two month period). Use Pinny or Bet365. No payout issues. Of course, I don't think Americans can use those books....
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Posted by Nuscas
2 years ago

StLBluesHockey I think you missed the whole point. Chopper was referring to how difficult it is to actually get paid by online sportsbooks, not a grammar correction.
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Posted by bizkilla
2 years ago

u think anyone committed suicie following this loss?
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Posted by StLBluesHockey
2 years ago

Wow chopper, it's a sports betting site, not English class sunshine. Go to Church
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Posted by chopperocker
2 years ago

interesting, but a real news piece would be - "Bettor actually recieves $15K payout on worst upset of Nadal's career ".
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Posted by davoak69
2 years ago

Ha ha, I was thinking the same-but I'm sure he would have bet more. Still, you have to have huge balls or money to burn to make a bet like that
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Posted by clubtnt
2 years ago

that bettor has just been revealed as a spanish bettor with the username r_nadal.
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