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Marcus Willis

Marcus Willis

Born on 9th October 1990 in Slough, Marcus Willis is a professional British tennis player. He is left-handed on the forehand but plays two-handed on the backhand. His coach is Matt Smith.

 

Willis made his tour level debut as a single player at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships having won six matches to qualify for the main draw. Up to Wimbledon 2016 he has won 8 titles in the singles ITF circuit along with 25 titles in the doubles ITF circuit. His highest ranking as a singles player was 322 by 16 June 2014 whilst his doubles ranking was 221. At the beginning of Wimbledon 2016 his singles ranking was 772 whilst his doubles ranking was 706.

 

In the first round of Wimbledon 2016, Willis beat Lithuanian Ričardas Berankis ranked 53 before the tournament (more than 700 places above Willis). In the second round he faced former champion Roger Federer who was ranked no 3 before the tournament. Willis lost 6-0 6-3 6-4 but acquitted himself well with some fine tennis and may rise to be ranked 416 when the after the conclusion of Wimbledon 2016.

Marcus Willis at Wimbledon in 2016

 

In the first round of Wimbledon 2016, Willis beat Lithuanian Ričardas Berankis ranked 53 before the tournament (more than 700 places above Willis). In the second round he faced former champion Roger Federer who was ranked no 3 before the tournament. Willis lost 6-0 6-3 6-4 but acquitted himself well with some fine tennis and may rise to be ranked 416 when the after the conclusion of Wimbledon 2016.

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