Marcus Willis says losing to Roger Federer at Wimbledon was a “life-changing” moment.

Marcus WillisA former British professional actress was part of the fairy tale that made worldwide headlines in the summer of 2016. After winning six matches to qualify for the main draw of the 2016 Wimbledon Championship, Willis was upset. Ricardas Berankis in the first round, arranging a dream date Roger Federer On Center Court.

The extraordinary story of Willis’s elimination, upsetting a player who was more than 700 places up in the first round, and facing one of the game’s all-time greats sparked much media frenzy around the world. And that’s not all, more interestingly, his girlfriend has appeared in television and magazine interviews around the world with British people and has sparked a lot of backlash online.

Fast forward to the present, Willis spoke of the moment that caught the world’s attention.

“The next day, my life changed. I was on the morning TV, Hello magazine followed me for a while and it was a great new experience.” Wilis said while speaking Tennis 365 about the impact of the match on his life.

“It all happened so quickly. I don’t remember the coin toss or the first point… I remember being down 6-0 very quickly. Then I got into a dogfight in the second set and just kept going.” Willis added even more while commemorating the highlights of the match. In life after the match, Willis said that changed completely.

The next day, my life changed. I was on the morning TV, Hello magazine followed me for a while and it was a great new experience.” explained.

The match ended with Federer beating Willis in straight sets, but for the latter it was a pleasure to meet Federer. Willis later retired from singles but is still active in the doubles arena. However, the tennis star is aiming to make a comeback at Wimbledon 2023.

Also Read: Mats Wilander points out why Novak Djokovic didn’t win the Australian Open despite picking him as his favourite.

Marcus Willis: Career Highlights

Marcus Willis 2.jpg - Moyens I/O
Marcus Willis

British professional actor Marcus Willis made his debut. 2016 Wimbledon Championship After qualifying for the main draw where he met the Swiss legend Roger Federer, where the latter won 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. He achieved his highest rank of 322 in June 2014. Jay Clarke At 2017 Wimbledon, the duo reached the third round in men’s doubles.

The Briton, who last participated in an official tournament in June 2018, shared the news on social media that he would retire on March 4 last year, 25 years after he first started racking. However, Willis continued to play doubles into 2022 on the ITF tour, which won the ITF 25k tournament in Madrid, Spain, in September 2022.

“Time to say game, set and match” He wrote on social media when he announced the news.

Also Read: Emma Raducanu unveils her ‘New Year’s Resolution’ in hopes for a prosperous 2023 season

Also Read: Carlos Alcaraz draws inspiration from Iga Swiatek after the record-breaking 2022 season: “I would like to be like him.”

In relation :  “Sorrow for all” Stan Wawrinka laments the absence of 10-time champion Roger Federer at Basel as the hosts bid the sport farewell without giving the audience a chance to celebrate his career 'one last time'