The Danish poker pro, Gus Hansen, recently placed a 1,4 million euro bet on a tennis player to win 2009's French open. Unfortunately for Gus his tennis player lost already in the quarter finals and a very lucky bookmaker could collect €1,4 million euro.
Gus Hansen is known to be a very heavy gambler on all types of things next to playing poker. This time he placed a €1,4 million bet on the world's best tennis player, Rafael Nadal, to win the French open 2009. Unfortunately for Gus, Rafael Nadal, lost against the Swede Robin Söderling (6-2, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6) in the quarter finals already. What one should bear in mind with Gus bet, is that Rafael Nadal that he betted on had a winning streak of 31 matches before this one versus Robin Söderling. And the last time Rafael Nadal lost a set, was against Roger Federer back in 2007.
How much this bet hurt Gus bankroll, we can only speculate in. What would be interesting to know though, is who the bookmaker who accepted this crazy bet was?