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MARCUS WILLIS (born 9 October 1990) is a professional British tennis player. Willis made his tour debut at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships having qualified for the main draw.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early and personal life * 2 Junior career

* 3 Senior career

* 3.1 2015 * 3.2 2016: Wimbledon second round * 3.3 2017: Wimbledon doubles third round

* 4 Career finals

* 4.1 Challenger and Futures finals

* 4.1.1 Singles: 15 (9–6) * 4.1.2 Doubles: 45 (27–18)

* 5 Performance timelines

* 5.1 Singles * 5.2 Doubles

* 6 Wins over top 10 players

* 6.1 Doubles

* 7 References * 8 External links

EARLY AND PERSONAL LIFE

Willis began playing tennis at the age of 9. His mother is a primary school teacher and his father is an accountant. Willis attended St Paul's Primary School, Wokingham and The Forest School, Winnersh . Willis is in a relationship with Jennifer Bate, an NHS dental surgeon and former beauty queen. Their daughter, Martha May Willis, was born in March 2017. Willis teaches at Downe House an independent girls school.

JUNIOR CAREER

Before the 2008 Australian Open began, Willis was sent home by the LTA after he had ignored a final warning about his slack attitude. The last straw came when he arrived late to a practice session, having missed the bus and forgotten his rackets. Willis reached a high of No. 15 in the combined junior world rankings in September 2008.

Junior Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open: A (—) French Open: 2R (2008 ) Wimbledon: 3R (2007 , 2008 ) US Open: 2R (2008 )

Junior Slam results – Doubles:

Australian Open: A (—) French Open: 1R (2008 ) Wimbledon: 2R (2007 ) US Open: 2R (2008 )

SENIOR CAREER

2015

Willis won two Futures and reached the semifinals of four Futures events, becoming world no 348 in July. Managed speak:none">000000002013-01-01-0000Jan 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F1, Glasgow
Glasgow
Futures Hard (i) Josh Goodall 6–4, 6–4

Loss 1–1 000000002013-03-01-0000Mar 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F6, Shrewsbury Futures Hard (i) Dan Evans 6–7(3–7), 6–7(1–7)

Win 2–1 000000002013-07-01-0000Jul 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F14, Felixstowe Futures Grass Neil Pauffley 6–2, 6–4

Loss 2–2 000000002013-08-01-0000Aug 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F17, Wrexham
Wrexham
Futures Hard Daniel Cox 2–6, 3–6

Loss 2–3 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Kuwait F2, Mishref Futures Hard Ivo Klec 6–3, 1–6, 4–6

Win 3–3 000000002013-10-01-0000Oct 2013 Kuwait F3, Mishref Futures Hard Tak Khunn Wang 6–3, 6–2

Loss 3–4 000000002014-03-01-0000Mar 2014 Thailand F3, Nonthaburi Futures Hard Chung Hyeon 2–6, 4–6

Win 4–4 000000002014-03-01-0000Mar 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F8, Tipton Futures Hard (i) Sam Barry 7–6(7–4), 6–4

Win 5–4 000000002014-05-01-0000May 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F10, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Futures Clay Neil Pauffley 6–1, 6–3

Loss 5–5 000000002014-09-01-0000Sep 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F15, London
London
Futures Hard Frederik Nielsen 6–2, 4–6, 4–6

Win 6–5 000000002014-09-01-0000Sep 2014 Spain
Spain
F27, Madrid
Madrid
Futures Hard Mick Lescure 6–3, 6–2

Win 7–5 000000002015-05-01-0000May 2015 Spain
Spain
F11, Móstoles Futures Hard Jorge Hernando-Ruano 6–7(14–16), 6–3, 7–6(10–8)

Win 8–5 000000002015-05-01-0000May 2015 Egypt
Egypt
F20, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Julien Dubail 7–5, 6–7(8–10), 7–5

Win 9–5 000000002016-11-01-0000Nov 2016 Kuwait F3, Mishref Futures Hard Daniel Altmaier 6–3, 7–6(10–8)

Loss 9–6 000000002017-02-01-0000Feb 2017 Great Britain
Great Britain
F3, Shrewsbury Futures Hard (i) Oscar Otte 5–7, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 45 (27–18)

LEGEND (DOUBLES)

ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)

ITF Futures Tour (27–17)

TITLES BY SURFACE

Hard (19–14)

Clay (5–3)

Grass (2–1)

Carpet (1–0)

RESULT W–L DATE TOURNAMENT TIER SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

Loss 0–1 000000002009-02-01-0000Feb 2009 France
France
F2, Feucherolles
Feucherolles
Futures Hard (i) Dan Evans Olivier Charroin Nicolas Tourte 3–6, 4–6

Win 1–1 000000002009-05-01-0000May 2009 Great Britain
Great Britain
F6, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Futures Clay Daniel Smethurst Richard Gabb Ashley Hewitt 6–7(3–7), 6–3,

Loss 1–2 000000002009-07-01-0000Jul 2009 Great Britain
Great Britain
F9, Frinton Futures Grass Neil Pauffley Tristan Farron-Mahon Colin O\'Brien 7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7),

Loss 1–3 000000002009-08-01-0000Aug 2009 Belgium
Belgium
F2, Koksijde Futures Clay Alexander Ward Rabie Chaki Frederic De Fays 3–6, 2–6

Win 2–3 000000002009-09-01-0000Sep 2009 Italy
Italy
F28, Porto Torres
Porto Torres
Futures Hard Vasek Pospisil Alessandro Giannessi Francesco Piccari 4–6, 6–3,

Loss 2–4 000000002009-09-01-0000Sep 2009 Italy
Italy
F29, Alghero
Alghero
Futures Hard Vasek Pospisil Federico Gaio Alessandro Giannessi 2–6, 5–7

Loss 2–5 000000002010-05-01-0000May 2010 Great Britain
Great Britain
F6, Edinburgh Futures Clay Barry King James Cluskey Colin O'Brien 3–6, 3–6

Loss 2–6 000000002010-05-01-0000May 2010 Great Britain
Great Britain
F7, Newcastle Futures Clay Maniel Bains Ignacio Coll Riudavets Gerard Granollers 1–6, 4–6

Loss 2–7 000000002010-09-01-0000Sep 2010 Great Britain
Great Britain
F14, Nottingham
Nottingham
Futures Hard Sean Thornley Lewis Burton Dan Evans 5–7, 6–1,

Win 3–7 000000002010-10-01-0000Oct 2010 Greece
Greece
F3, Heraklion Futures Carpet Daniel Glancy Sam Barry Colin O'Brien 7–5, 5–7,

Loss 3–8 000000002011-03-01-0000Mar 2011 Great Britain
Great Britain
F3, Tipton Futures Hard (i) Miles Bugby Chris Eaton Josh Goodall 2–6, 2–6

Win 4–8 000000002011-09-01-0000Sep 2011 Great Britain
Great Britain
F14, Roehampton Futures Hard Josh Goodall Lewis Burton James Marsalek 6–3, 5–7,

Win 5–8 000000002011-09-01-0000Sep 2011 Great Britain
Great Britain
F15, Nottingham Futures Hard Josh Goodall David Rice Sean Thornley 6–4, 7–6(8–6)

Win 6–8 000000002012-07-01-0000Jul 2012 Great Britain
Great Britain
F9, Manchester
Manchester
Futures Grass Josh Goodall Tom Burn Dan Evans 6–2, 7–6(7–3)

Win 7–8 000000002013-05-01-0000May 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F10, Edinburgh Futures Clay Matthew Short Richard Gabb Jonny O\'Mara 4–6, 6–4,

Win 8–8 000000002013-08-01-0000Aug 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F17, Wrexham
Wrexham
Futures Hard George Coupland Liam Broady Joshua Ward-Hibbert 7–6(8–6), 6–3

Win 9–8 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F18, Sheffield
Sheffield
Futures Hard Lewis Burton Richard Bloomfield Daniel Cox 6–1, 6–1

Win 10–8 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F19, Roehampton Futures Hard Lewis Burton Edward Corrie Joshua Ward-Hibbert 4–6, 6–4,

Win 11–8 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Kuwait F1, Mishref Futures Hard Lewis Burton Patrick Davidson Saketh Myneni 6–4, 7–5

Loss 11–9 000000002013-09-01-0000Sep 2013 Kuwait F2, Mishref Futures Hard Lewis Burton Ruan Roelofse Tak Khunn Wang 6–4, 3–6,

Win 12–9 000000002013-10-01-0000Oct 2013 Kuwait F3, Mishref Futures Hard Lewis Burton Thomas Statzberger Tristan-Samuel Weissborn 6–2, 6–2

Win 13–9 000000002013-10-01-0000Oct 2013 Great Britain
Great Britain
F22, Tipton Futures Hard (i) Lewis Burton Graeme Dyce Calum Gee 7–6(7–0), 6–2

Win 14–9 000000002013-11-01-0000Nov 2013 Greece
Greece
F20, Rethymno Futures Hard Lewis Burton Nikola Čačić Alexandros Jakupovic 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Win 15–9 000000002014-01-01-0000Jan 2014 Israel
Israel
F1, Eilat Futures Hard Lewis Burton Shonigmatjon Shofayziyev Anton Zaitcev 6–3, 6–4

Loss 15–10 000000002014-01-01-0000Jan 2014 Israel
Israel
F2, Eilat Futures Hard Lewis Burton Huang Liang-chi Amir Weintraub 3–6, 6–7(9–11)

Win 16–10 000000002014-01-01-0000Jan 2014 Israel
Israel
F3, Eilat Futures Hard Lewis Burton Claudio Grassi Amir Weintraub 6–3, 7–5

Loss 16–11 000000002014-02-01-0000Feb 2014 Thailand F1, Nonthaburi Futures Hard Lewis Burton Yuichi Ito Hiroki Kondo 6–3, 3–6,

Loss 16–12 000000002014-02-01-0000Feb 2014 Thailand F2, Nonthaburi Futures Hard Lewis Burton Chung Hyeon Nam Ji-sung 4–6, 7–6(7–4),

Win 17–12 000000002014-03-01-0000Mar 2014 Thailand F3, Nonthaburi Futures Hard Lewis Burton Chung Hyeon Nam Ji-sung 6–3, 7–5

Win 18–12 000000002014-03-01-0000Mar 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F8, Tipton Futures Hard (i) Lewis Burton David Rice Sean Thornley 4–6, 7–6(7–5),

Win 19–12 000000002014-04-01-0000Apr 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F9, Bournemouth Futures Clay Lewis Burton Jake Eames Brydan Klein 6–1, 7–5

Win 20–12 000000002014-05-01-0000May 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F10, Edinburgh Futures Clay Jonny O'Mara Maverick Banes Gavin van Peperzeel 7–6(7–3), 6–1

Win 21–12 000000002014-05-01-0000May 2014 Great Britain
Great Britain
F11, Newcastle Futures Clay Jonny O'Mara Maverick Banes Gavin van Peperzeel 7–6(10–8), 6–1

Loss 21–13 000000002014-08-01-0000Aug 2014 Spain
Spain
F24, Pozoblanco Futures Hard Lewis Burton Edward Corrie David Rice 4–6, 5–7

Loss 21–14 000000002014-11-01-0000Nov 2014 Charlottesville , US Challenger Hard (i) Lewis Burton Treat Huey Frederik Nielsen 6–3, 3–6,

Win 22–14 000000002015-01-01-0000Jan 2015 Great Britain
Great Britain
F2, Sunderland
Sunderland
Futures Hard (i) Lewis Burton Isak Arvidsson Micke Kontinen 6–3, 6–2

Loss 22–15 000000002015-03-01-0000Mar 2015 Great Britain
Great Britain
F5, Shrewsbury Futures Hard (i) Sean Thornley Luke Bambridge Scott Clayton 6–7(3–7), 4–6

Loss 22–16 000000002015-05-01-0000May 2015 Spain
Spain
F11, Móstoles Futures Hard José Checa-Calvo Juan-Samuel Arauzo-Martinez Ivan Arenas-Gualda 3–6, 7–5,

Win 23–16 000000002015-05-01-0000May 2015 Egypt
Egypt
F19, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Daniel Smethurst Karim-Mohamed Maamoun Issam Haitham Taweel 6–4, 6–4

Win 24–16 000000002015-05-01-0000May 2015 Egypt
Egypt
F20, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Daniel Smethurst Karim-Mohamed Maamoum Issam Haitham Taweel 6–1, 6–3

Win 25–16 000000002015-07-01-0000Jul 2015 Great Britain
Great Britain
F6, Frinton Futures Grass Daniel Smethurst Evan Hoyt Bradley Mousley 6–4, 6–4

Loss 25–17 000000002015-09-01-0000Sep 2015 Sweden
Sweden
F4, Falun Futures Hard (i) James Marsalek David O\'Hare Joe Salisbury 3–6, 5–7

Win 26–17 000000002016-11-01-0000Nov 2016 Kuwait F3, Mishref Futures Hard Daniel Altmaier Roy Sarut De Valk Ronan Joncour 6–1, 6–1

Loss 26–18 000000002017-02-01-0000Feb 2017 Great Britain
Great Britain
F3, Shrewsbury Futures Hard (i) Jack Molloy Scott Clayton Luke Johnson 6–3, 4–6,

Win 27–18 000000002017-08-01-0000Aug 2017 Portugal F17, Sintra Futures Hard Edward Corrie Yanais Laurent Maxime Tchoutakian 6–1, 6–4

PERFORMANCE TIMELINES

SINGLES

TOURNAMENT 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L

GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS

Wimbledon A Q2 A A A A Q1 A 2R Q3 1–1

CAREER STATISTICS

OVERALL WIN–LOSS 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1

Year-end ranking 965 606 609 729 962 350 365 474 441

DOUBLES

TOURNAMENT 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L

GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS

Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 A A A Q1 A A 3R 2–1

CAREER STATISTICS

OVERALL WIN–LOSS 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1

Year-end ranking – 378 489 617 898 325 251 432 1052

WINS OVER TOP 10 PLAYERS

DOUBLES

# PARTNER OPPONENTS RANK TOURNAMENT SURFACE RD SCORE Willis Rank

2017

1. Jay Clarke Nicolas Mahut Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4 7 Wimbledon , London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 3–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–3 708

REFERENCES

* ^ A B "Wimbledon: Britain\'s world number 775 Marcus Willis qualifies for main draw". BBC Sport. 24 June 2016. * ^ "Marcus Willis". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tour Professionals. Retrieved 29 June 2016. * ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Who is Marcus Willis, the new British hero at SW19?". Telegraph. 27 June 2016. * ^ "Brit underdog Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
begins his Centre Court
Centre Court
battle with tennis royalty Roger Federer in front of the ex-beauty queen who saved his career". Daily Mail. 29 June 2016. * ^ "A new hope for British tennis?". Independent. 23 January 2008.

* ^ A B "Wimbledon: Roger Federer next for British sensation Marcus Willis after amazing victory". Independent. 27 July 2016. * ^ "Activity 2015". ATP World Tour. 31 December 2015. * ^ A B "Singles Rankings". ATP World Tour. 27 July 2015. * ^ "Tunisia Futures F1". ITF Tennis. 17 January 2016. * ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
stuns Ricardas Berankis, plays Federer next". BBC Sport. 27 June 2016. * ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer beats British qualifier Marcus Willis". BBC Sport. 29 June 2016. * ^ "Brit underdog Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
is BEATEN by Roger Federer on Centre Court—but the ex-beauty queen who saved his career and his crazy WillBombs fans still think he\'s ace". Daily Mail. 29 June 2016.

* ^ "Vote: Wimbledon shot of the tournament". BBC Sport. 9 July 2016. * ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Willis\' lob wins shot of the tournament". BBC Sport. 10 July 2016. * ^ " Tennis
Tennis
podcast: Marcus Willis: \'Can I beat Andy Murray? Over a ten-point tie-break, yes\'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-10-17. * ^ A B " Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
Player Activity ATP World Tour Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017-06-29. * ^ "Wimbledon 2017: Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
& Jay Clarke lose final qualifying matches". BBC Sport. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-06-29. * ^ " Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
enjoys Wimbledon return as he and partner Jay Clarke come from behind to win first-round doubles clash in five sets". Daily Mail. 2017-07-06. * ^ " Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
repeating Wimbledon fairytale - alongside doubles partner Jay Clarke". The Telegraph. 2017-07-08.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
at the Association of Tennis
Tennis
Professionals * Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation

* v * t * e

Association of Tennis
Tennis
Professionals : Top ten British male doubles tennis players as of 23 October 2017

* 1. Jamie Murray (9 ) * 2. Dominic Inglot (64 7) * 3.