Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Clay Million

Roger Federer's defeat today cost one Betfair client £1 million. Backing at 1.06 and 1.05, he lost out when Ernests Gulbis won 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the Rome Masters.

As the Guardian reported it:

It was a weird match, Federer coasting early on but then disintegrating under pressure at the end against a strong young opponent who kept blowing one golden chance after another through impetuosity and nerves. "When I was missing all those match points I was shitting in my pants," the Latvian said. "Sorry to be so rude. I was so nervous. I was shaking. It was a terrible feeling."
Rude words that could most probably be attributed to Mr Marigold as well, although as I have said before, amounts are all relative - a million to me is not the same as a million to someone else. I hope not for this guy's sake. To me, that's a lot of money! There's certainly some big amounts appearing (or disappearing) these days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do Betfair really divulge customer p&l? I always thought they were a bit funny about that.