BERKSHIRE tennis ace Marcus Willis earned himself a dream showdown with Roger Federer after a stunning Wimbledon debut.

Willis - ranked 772 in the world – pulled off an incredible upset yesterday (Monday) by beating world number 54, Ricardas Berankis, in the first round.

The 25-year-old was roared on by family and friends on court 17 as he disposed of his Lithuanian opponent 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

Willis, who was born in Slough but grew up in Wokingham, will now meet seven-time champion Federer on Centre Court in the second round tomorrow (Wednesday).

Having pocketed a paltry £220 in prize money before Wimbledon, his headline-grabbing victory on Monday will earn him a cool £50,000.

He beamed: "It's gotten a little bit out of hand. I'm enjoying it. Yeah, keep it rolling."

Willis had become so disillusioned with tennis he was ready to quit the professional circuit to take up coaching in America.

But he then met girlfriend and dental surgeon Jennifer Bate, 30, who changed his mind.

"I had been coaching at the Warwick Boat Club,” he explained. “I had options in Philadelphia. Nothing was dead set. But I met the girl, she told me not to, so I didn't. I do what I'm told."

Willis dusted himself down and came through three pre-qualifying rounds to book his spot at the All England Club.

His dogged performance on court 17 was full of grit, desire and skill as he saved 19 of 20 break points while breaking 26-year-old Berankis five times himself to claim the biggest win of his career.

Willis produced a series of superb passing shots mixed in with some brave serving and smart use of the slice to frustrate Berankis for most of the match.

And the former Loughborough University student says he is hoping to put on another quality performance against Federer tomorrow.

"Obviously it's an amazing dream come true,” he admitted. “I get to play on a stadium court. This is what I dreamed of when I was younger.

"I'm going to go out there and try to win the tennis match. I probably won't. I might not. But I'm going to give everything, as I have the last seven matches."

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was one of the first to congratulate Willis, whom he used to nickname 'Willbommb' on the junior circuit. He tweeted: "Marcus Willis how good is that!!!"