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    Marcus Willis Secures Staggering Qualification for Wimbledon

    British world #775 Marcus Willis was the only Brit to make it out of qualifying for the grass court Grand Slam, Wimbledon, as he put together a quite remarkable run which involved victories over a top 100 player, a hotly-tipped Russian starlet, and a player who has already beaten Liam Broady this year and performed

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  • Marcus Willis (GBR) in action during the Aegon Trophy at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Photographer: Chris Vaughan
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
    Willis, Cox, Whybourn, Lumsden Win Wimbledon WC Playoffs

    Marcus Willis, Daniel Cox, Lisa Whybourn and Maia Lumsden have all received wildcards for the upcoming Wimbledon qualifying event next week after winning the Wimbledon wildcard playoffs organised by the LTA this week ahead of several disappointed fellow Brits. Great to see 2 members of the DH Tennis family reach Wimbledon Qualifying @DanCox90 @Willbomb90 #coachingteam #claimingwehelped

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  • Willis Pulls Out of Quarter-Final Clash in Tunisia

    Marcus Willis gave his wildcard Portuguese opponent a walkover after pulling out of his quarter-final match at the ITF Futures $10k event in Hammamet, Tunisia, earlier today. Willis, who had come through qualifying and was seeded third, was the favourite to reach the semis against Joao Sousa, but felt unable to start the match.

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  • Willis Marches On in Tunisia

    Marcus Willis continued enjoying his time in Tunisia this week with a win that took him to the quarter-finals of the ITF Futures $10k event in Hammamet. Willis was up against Austrian David Pichler, and needed just one break, early in the first set, to take the lead in the match. Despite a clutch of

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  • Willis Sole Survivor in Tunisia

    Third seed and qualifier Marcus Willis was the only Brit left standing after the first round of results at the ITF Futures $10k event on clay in Hammamet, Tunisia this week, after both Imran Aswat and Jonathan Gray were defeated. Willis, who was granted a qualifying wildcard for the tournament, eased through that first hurdle

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  • Three out of Three Through at Tunisia Futures

    Marcus Willis, Imran Aswat and Jonathan Gray all successfully progressed to the main draw of the ITF Futures $10k clay court event in Hammamet, Tunisia this week after final qualifying round victories of varying levels of ease. Unsurprisingly, Willis waltzed through his deciding match against unranked Tunisian wildcard Mohamed Selim Ben Ali, winning 6-1 6-1

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  • Willis Shows Up at Futures Event in Tunisia

    Marcus Willis’ mysterious disappearance from the AEGON British Tour event in Loughborough last week has been explained: he has been handed a qualifying wildcard to the $10k ITF Futures event in Hammamet, Tunisia, where he will be the top seed. With a bye through to the final qualifying round, Willis, ranked 474th in the world,

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  • Downe House Blazing the Way for Tennis in Schools

    An independent all-girls boarding school in Berkshire over the last six years has developed its tennis coaching programme from a run-of-the-mill private school regime to one of the most enviable in the country, boasting a roster consisting of a host of ex- and current professionals, most notably former British Number Two Josh Goodall. We spoke to Tim

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