Marcus Willis, ranked 772nd at Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2016, is finishing his playing career, focusing on tennis coaching to help children learn that “anyone can live the dream.”
The 30-year-old footballer from Britain announced on Thursday that he was leaving professional tennis through a post on Twitter.
Willis earned 15 minutes of fame for his Veholian fame. Well, for the record, the match lasted 1 hour, 25 minutes, when five years ago he lost to Federer in the second round of the All England Club Central Court.
Willis was living at home with his parents at the time, earning $ 40 an hour playing tennis at a club in central England. In a straightforward description of the script on his sportiest grass turf, Willis wore a white T-shirt sponsored by Federer, who wore the gray initials “RF” on the left side.
The return of Federer at that time. “This story is golden.”
On Thursday, Willis celebrated the most memorable moment of the competition by joining a 14-hit YouTube exchange in which he slipped on the grass but came together and eventually made a ring spinning on the federation.
“I made more mistakes than I can remember, I learned from them inside the court, outside of it. “I shine with pride, I am proud to have found my way to the All-England Club’s main draw with the craziest, toughest horse possible,” Willis wrote.
“I played in the greatest tournament of all time, the greatest player of all time, I know I worked tirelessly to make that dream come true,” he said.
Willis leaves the field, scoring 1 in the main draw of the tour. 1 record. This includes a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Ricardas Berankis in the first round of Wimbledon five years ago, and a further 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Federer, whose 20 Grand Slam singles match The titles are the most equated to Rafael Nadal by a man in the history of the sport, whose number 310 for 1 week equals Novak okovich the most in the history of ATP (until Monday, when Dj ocovich will break the record).
Just to reach that match against Berankis, the left-wing Willis needed to meet in the qualifying round of the trio, which included victories over the boys, who were out of the Top 200 at the time, but the residents of the Top 10. these days. Daniel Medvedev, who has since become a two-time Grand Slam vice-champion, Andrei Ruble.
And just to get to that part of the qualifiers, Willis needed to win three earlier victories in a special play-off designed for low-class British players.
A year later, Wilbis won the third round of Wimbledon qualifiers; he could not return a solo match. She reached the third round of doubles with Didy Clark in 2017.
According to the ATP website, Willis was not punished in the sanctions debate after the defeat of the first qualifying round of the low-level Challenger tournament in June 2018 in Nottingham.
His best rating in 2014 was 322nd.
“There comes a time when I have to listen to myself … առն consider the future of my իմ my wife և children, who have been very supportive of me on my path,” Willis wrote. “It was not an easy decision to make, but it is 100% correct. Game time means “Game, set և game”.
He said he would record his podcast. “What do you say about Willis?” : plans to become a certified coach to “motivate the next generation, to show them that everyone can live the dream.”
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