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Brit Marcus Willis to take on Federer

Marcus Willis Credit: PA

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.

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

Birmingham's Dan Evans called up for Davis Cup duty

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Birmingham's Dan Evans has been called up to replace Kyle Edmund as Great Britain’s No. 2 singles player for the Davis Cup semifinal against Australia.

Evans is ranked 300th in the world and faces a tough match against an opponent who is more than 250 places above him in the world rankings.

He will take on Australia's Bernard Tomic in the second rubber at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Friday.

Greg Rusedski in Nottingham to teach tennis hopefuls

Greg Rusedski at the Nottingham Masters 2009 - Day One - Nottingham Tennis Centre Credit: PA

The former British Tennis number one Greg Rusedski is in Nottingham today to encourage more people to take up the sport.

He'll be joining hundreds of people in the city's Old Market Square as part of the free event organised by the Lawn Tennis Association.

It's ahead of the Aegon Open in Nottingham, where international tennis stars will descend on the city for the tournament from June 6th.

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Birmingham's Jordanne Whiley makes history at US Open

Birmingham's Jordanne Whiley has won the Wheelchair women's doubles title at the US Open.

Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

22-year-old Whiley and her partner, Yui Kamiji of Japan, won the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, to take the title and complete a calendar Grand Slam, becoming the first ever players in Great Britain and Japan to do so.

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