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Odds on Donald Trump attending Wimbledon men's final slashed

Mr Trump is now rated more likely to attend the final than Theresa May - Coral has odds of 10-1 on the Prime Minister watching live from Centre Court. Photo from Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster.

Odds on Donald Trump attending the men's final at Wimbledon have been slashed after a flurry of bets.

Betting firm Coral initially offered 33-1 on the US president making his way to the tennis tournament, but are now quoting 8-1 after taking more than 20 bets in two hours on Friday afternoon.

It is the first time they have taken a bet on a US president attending a final at SW19.

A spokesman for Coral said: "Normally with such gambles, it is a case of somebody knowing more than we do.

"We will monitor it very closely and if the pattern continues we may have to suspend betting."

Mr Trump is now rated more likely to attend the final than Theresa May - Coral has odds of 10-1 on the Prime Minister watching live from Centre Court.

Footballer David Beckham stands at 1-4, Benedict Cumberbatch on evens, Bradley Cooper at 2-1, and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at 3-1.

If Mr Trump was to make it to the men's final, Coral is offering the shortest odds on a showdown between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The last time the Swiss and the Spaniard faced each other in a Wimbledon final was in 2008.

Nadal won the five-setter in four hours and 48 minutes in a match widely considered one of the best in the history of tennis.

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