There are fairy tales that have marked the history of tennis.
What British player Marcus Willis achieved in 2016 at Wimbledon is simply amazing. Having entered the pre-qualifying table thanks to a forfeit, he has three successes to get a ticket for Roehampton where the Wimbledon “qualifiers” have always been held.
Building on the confidence gained previously, he emerged victorious after three successes and granted himself the privilege of facing the Lithuanian Berankis in the big picture.
The tabloids are having a great time making him a hero of the Queen of England. Facing the 54th world player and for his first match on the circuit, Marcus recites his offensive tennis with his left paw and wins without shuddering in three sets: 6–3, 6–4, 6–4, and gives himself the greatest gift : face Roger Federer on the center court.
When the two champions come back, the noise and screams are more like the start of a concert. The concert ended with a victory for the Swiss (6–0, 6–3, 6–4) and a nice gesture from the Maestro who marked time when he left the court to give way to an extraordinary ovation for Marcus Wilis.
“It’s one of the best stories of our sport for a long time » declares the Swiss at a press conference… a story that ends somewhere this week since Marcus Willis has decided to put his racquet away permanently in the closet.
Posted on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 09:21