Andy Murray's Wimbeldon Triumph Stings Bookies

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When British tennis pro Andy Murray won the Wimbeldon final on Sunday he became the first Brit to win the tournament in 77 years, bringing glory back to the United Kingdom, but his win came at a steep cost for the country's bookmakers.

Murray's win cost bookmakers more than £15 million in losses, as punters decided to wager on him with 11-8 odds.

Speaking about Murray's big win, a Ladbrokes Spokesman said, “Murray began the final as the underdog and it seemed that punters were betting with their hearts rather than their heads… but we’re thrilled to be proved wrong."

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