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Marcus Willis is Everyone’s Favourite Tennis Player Just Now

Marcus Willis is Everyone’s Favourite Tennis Player Just Now

He may be getting absolutely hammered by one of the game’s all-time greats, but tennis fans all across Britain – and indeed the world – have a new favourite player in Marcus Willis.

The world no.772 is currently taking on Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon, after making through to the Grand Slam’s second round earlier this week.

Willis is the ultimate underdog, having came through six rounds of qualifying before defeating the world no.54 Ricardis Berankis on Monday – much to Andy Murray’s delight.

And the 25-year-old was handed a dream draw in what could be his first, last and only match on Wimbledon’s big stage against the 18-time major winner, and seven-time winner at the London event.

Federer swiftly reminded Willis where he was by claiming the first set 6-0, but Willis composed himself to lose the second set just 6-3, before claiming the lead twice in the third set.

His mini heroics and charismatic attitude seemed to entertain just about everyone watching:

What have you made of Willis’s run?

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