Marcus Willis makes history again at Wimbledon 2017. He and his doubles partner Jay Clarke defeated the defending doubles champions and seeds no. 2 Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a 5 set thriller with 3-6 6-1 7-6(3) 5-7 6-3.
In the 4th set, Marcus Willis and his partner failed to convert 3 match points, but when the fourth match point arrived in the decider, there was no turning back.
The doubles couple have played together for the first time just a fortnight ago at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.
Marcus Willis and Jay Clarke received a wildcard for the doubles Wimbledon draw.
In the singles event, the British player lost in the 3rd qualifying round in straight set against Illya Marchenko, with 6-4 6-1 7-6(4).
Last year, Marcus Willis made history at Wimbledon after reaching the second round as he passed 2 pre-qualifying tournaments in order to get there. He lost in the second round against the great Roger Federer with 6-0 6-3 6-4.
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