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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Roger Federer hailed Marcus Willis as one of the great Wimbledon fairytales after the British qualifier set up a dream clash with the seven-time champion.Willis is ranked 772 in the world and just months ago the 25-year-old, who works as a coach to amateur players, was considering calling time on a professional career that appeared to be going nowhere.As if that wasn't enough to get Willis pinching himself, just hours later Federer defeated Guido Pella to give the unknown Briton an unthinkable meeting with the legendary Federer.Federer has rarely faced a player of Willis's modest stature, but he admires the underdog's commitment to the lost art of serving and volleying.
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