Huggy Bear Tournament

The Huggy Bear paired Wall Street royalty with tennis pros. And while the event raised tens of millions for charity, it also featured gambling. Heroic gambling. There are stories of six-figure wagers on single points, of hedge fund and LBO titans screaming at the accomplished pros over botched volleys. (How much money are we talking? Consider this: Ray Charles and Faith Hill have allegedly performed as musical guests.) My friend the doubles player claims that a few years ago his partner asked to confer between points. The partner leaned in and then said: “How about making a f$#!@&* first serve before I lose another 100 grand? Think you could do that for me?”

via Teddy Forstmann shouldn’t have involved Roger Federer in scandal – Jon Wertheim –

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