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    I've been hering a lot about Marcus Willis over the last few days, but had no idea he's based in Warwick: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...arcus-11535190

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    Not heard of him, but I'm not a tennis fan.

    But it is good to be featured in the press for good reasons.

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    I'd never heard of him either but I'm just watching television and he seems to be doing well against Federer
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    Apparently, he was on the verge of quitting tennis - or, at least coaching - at the beginning of the year, but his girlfriend persuaded him to stick with it. I be he's glad he did.

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    Not a bad day's pay off was it?

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    He got something like 30,000 for his appearance, didn't he?

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    The landlord of my local says it was 50k according to the paper he was reading at the time. - Definitely not to be sneezed at for a few hours work.

    I wish this guy well for the future, I hope we haven't heard the last of him.

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    Fingers crossed that we haven't.

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    Marcus' success seems to be attracting new people to tennis; I hope that some of them stick with it beyond the end of the summer holidays: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-37148520

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    Fingers crossed for another few winners.

    When I was an apprentice, I worked with an old guy who had been a Warwickshire County player in his younger years. As a 60 year old he was still pretty nifty on the court.

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