Daily Mirror - - SPORT - BY NEIL McLEMAN

MAR­CUS WIL­LIS dis­missed Twit­ter trolls as sad losers af­ter his mum came to his de­fence on so­cial me­dia.

Last year’s Wim­ble­don hero and Jay Clarke shocked de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Ni­co­las Mahut and Pier­reHugues Her­bert to reach the third round of the dou­bles.

But world No.380 Wil­lis was still abused on Twit­ter, with one user called Roger claim­ing, “All jokes aside, the tubb­ster is a dis­grace to the sport!” When Cathy Wil­lis de­fended her son, she was also at­tacked and told to, “Do some re­search please”. She replied: “He plays very few tour­na­ments as it’s very ex­pen­sive to tour. I don’t need to re­search buddy, I’m his mother.” Mar­cus Wil­lis (left) said: “They’ve got a lot of spare time to abuse peo­ple on Twit­ter who are in the spot­light. I’m sure they’d rather be in the spot­light than sat at home eat­ing Wot­sits.” Wil­lis and Clarke face No.16 seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic on Court 14 to­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.