If you thought things were bad for Roger Federer yesterday when he made his earliest exit at a grand slam in a decade, think of the guy who lost 100,000 euros while attempting to win a mere profit of 1,000.
Graham Sharpe, media relations director for William Hill in London, Tweeted this Thursday:
A William Hill punter yesterday staked 100,000 euros on Federer at 1/100 to beat Stakhovsky, now 66/1 to win the tournament.— William Hill (@sharpeangle) June 27, 2013
Federer's 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 loss to 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky ended his streak of 36 straight quarterfinals appearances in grand slams.
The loss came on perhaps the whackiest day in Wimbledon history where seven former No. 1's fell. Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are two others who lost this week at 1-to-100 odds.