Tennis betting: Bettor wins $173K via 7-leg parlay

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One BetMGM customer had an extremely lucrative weekend thanks to a 7-leg tennis parlay.

The bettor put down $3,500 on seven matches on Sunday, backing five favorites and two underdogs. The bettor was on the correct side for all seven and yielded a return of $173,351 from BetMGM.

Five of the seven legs came on the men's ATP Challenger Tour. There were four favorites: Mirza Basic (-277) defeated Akira Santillan in straight sets, Artem Dubrivnyy (-175) defeated Vladyslav Manafov in straight sets, Edan Leshem (-140) defeated Sanjar Fayziev in straight sets and Oleksi Krutykh (-120) defeated Yishai Oliel in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-2).

The boldest of the five bets involved Ergi Kirkin of Turkey and Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe. Lock was the underdog at +160, but he was the choice of the bettor. The match went three sets, including Kirkin winning the second set 7-6, but Lock ended up persevering 6-3 in the third set to keep the parlay alive.

There were also two women’s matches involved in the parlay. The underdog bet — Stephanie Judith Visscher at +120 vs. Polina Bakhmutkina — was a breeze as Visscher won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.

The biggest favorite of the seven legs was Alexandra Osborne of Australia, who was -357 at BetMGM against Nicole Nadel of Israel. Nadel took the first set 7-6, before Osborne won the second set easily 6-1. The third and decisive set came down to a tiebreaker, and Osborne ended up pulling it out in dramatic fashion, 10-8.

Once Osborne prevailed, the closest call of the parlay fell on the side of the bettor. 

Here’s a look at the seven legs all together:

  • Artem Dubrivnyy (-175) def. Vladyslav Manafov

  • Oleksi Krutykh (-120) def. Yishai Oliel

  • Edan Leshem (-140) def. Sanjar Fayziev

  • Mirza Basic (-277) def. Akira Santillan

  • Benjamin Lock (+160) def. Ergi Kirkin

  • Alexandra Osborne (-357) def. Nicole Nadel

  • Stephanie Judith Visscher (+120) def. Polina Bakhmutkina

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Ergi Kirkin of Turkey plays a backhand in his first round match against Olukayode Alafia Damina Ayeni of the United States during the Australian Open 2017 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Ergi Kirkin of Turkey was upset by Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe on Sunday. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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