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Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Tennis world No 772 Marcus Willis serves up an underdog fairytale

The fact that Marcus Willis was appearing at Wimbledon at all, he said earlier this week, was already “surreal” – only the 23rd best player in Britain and the world No 772, he is the second lowest-ranked player in the men’s singles competition this year and the lowest-ranked player to have earned a place through qualifying in almost 20 years.

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Novak Djokovic breaks a Rod Laver record with second-round victory

Protected by the Centre Court roof and fortified by his tenacity, nothing was going to stop Novak Djokovic from securing his 30th consecutive grand slam victory, a record in the open era. The rain could not touch Djokovic and nor could Adrian Mannarino, who produced some delightful touches without ever coming close to bloodying the world No1’s nose.