Britain's Marcus Willis, the world number 772, celebrates his victory over 54th-ranked Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-3 6-4 on day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2016. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
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Marcus Willis should have been coaching youngsters and middle-aged women for $30 an hour Monday in the humble surroundings of the Warwick Boat Club in the English midlands.The stoutly built Willis will meet Roger Federer in the next round on the latest stop of his incredible journey from self-loathing to the verge of retirement to the Centre Court, tennis' most famous arena.Willis, nicknamed "Cartman" after the South Park cartoon character's portly physique, hit 43 winners and saved 19 of 20 break points in an astonishing performance.Not bad for a man who had never played a match on the full tour before Monday.Willis insists fame will not go to his head.Whatever happens against seven-time champion Federer, Willis has already achieved one of his ambitions – meeting 2001 champion Goran Ivanisevic after Monday's match.Willis says he is unfamiliar with it, happy to be dealing in the real world and not in fiction.
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