Online gambling exchange Betfair told The Associated Press on Friday that Tuesday's match, which was won 7-6 (1), 6-3 by Britain's Bloomfield, attracted an unusual amount in wagers _ more than 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) _ and was the subject of a dramatic price movement.
Bloomfield, ranked No. 552, was rated even money against his 160th-ranked Belgian opponent. In the hours before the match, the odds on Bloomfield winning shortened to 1-4. After he won the first set, the odds shorted to 1-8.