The world’s 772nd-best tennis player just won a spot opposite Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Marcus Willis might be far from a household name in the world of tennis, but the 25-year-old from unglamorous Slough in England has just made the ultimate entrance at Wimbledon.
The player, who’s ranked number 772 in the world (and number 23 in Britain), destroyed Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis in straight sets on the first day of the annual tournament. Berankis is ranked 54th in the world.
In the process, Willis netted at least £50,000 ($66,000) — way more than the £220 (or $290) he’s earned for all of 2016 so far — and a spot opposite Roger Federer in the second round.