york press: Meet York dad of 3 and tennis coach Marius Barnard who played at Wimbledon – and beat Federer
As the world's favourite tennis tournament starts on Monday, Maxine Gordon meets the York tennis coach who played at Wimbledon – and beat Federer on the doubles court
PLAYING on Centre Court at Wimbledon would be a dream come true for most tennis players. But the first time Marius Barnard stepped out on to the hallowed grass of the game's most famous court in the summer of 1992 there was a snag – his wedding was booked for the second Friday of Wimbledon fortnight, meaning that if he hit a winning streak there would be a big decision to make.
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