Marcus Willis - The player who ignited a nation

Marcus Willis - The player who ignited a nation

This week we speak to pro Marcus Willis, who is known for his impressive run at Wimbledon in 2016 where he came through pre-qualies, qualies, taking down names such as Medvedev, Rublev, Sugita and going on to face Roger Federer in Round 2 of the main draw on a packed Centre Court.

Marcus tells us about

  • Junior Career and difficulties moving into the mens game
  • Build up and aftermath to the Wimbledon run
  • Challenges he has faced throughout his career
  • Advise for Juniors
  • Answer some questions from our Instagram followers


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