Marcus Willis to take on Roger Federer in second round of Wimbledon


British tennis player Marcus Willis' first appearance on Wimbledon's Centre Court will see him take on Roger Federer in the last match on court.

Willis, ranked 772nd in the world, beat world number 54 Ricardas Berankis on Monday booking his second round clash with the Swiss. 

He came close to quitting tennis earlier in the year, but his girlfriend, Jenny, convinced him to give it another go. 

Ahead of the second round his mother hailed her son as the Jamie Vardy of tennis, saying she hopes he inspires other players never to give up.

Willis' mother Cathy said: "I always told him 'I think you can do it' and now he's a bit older he's got the break he needed - he's like the Jamie Vardy of tennis, isn't he?"

Rain saw a number of matches postponed on Tuesday, including that of Brit Heather Watson who was due to take on Annika Beck. 

They will now open play on Court 12 at 11.30am.

The top ranked British woman, Johanna Konta, had her match rained off after just 37 minutes of play. Her match will resume at 1pm on Court 1. 

Brit Dan Evans will also take to the grass again to face Alexandr Dolgopolov. 

A total of 37,987 people attended the second day of the Championships.