Marcus Willis returns to singles tennis
The UK Pro Series has inspired Marcus Willis’ passion for singles tennis!
The Warwick based Brit, who had met Roger Federer in the second round at Wimbledon in 2016, is returning to singles tennis after two and a half years in the Waybridge inaugural event.
This tournament embraces a unique format at St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club. Players compete against each other in a round robin format over the length of five weeks. The winner of each week then returns to the Classic Week in August.
Willis who was on a globetrotting tour playing doubles before the Covid crisis, reckons that while age may be a hindrance, the innovative event has intrigued his appetite to enjoy more ˜special treats’ in the future.
“It’s the first singles I’ve played in two-and-a-half years! It’s been different, with the intensity so it was a big shock,” Willis, 29, said.
“I love playing singles and if I was 23 then I’d tried and pursue it, but I’m 30 in October so I’ve got to think about what the best thing to do for my career is.
“I wouldn’t have played singles at all if it wasn’t for this tournament – who’s to say I won’t play more? I don’t have a ranking so it will be difficult to get into international events, but in British tours and these events, absolutely.
“It will help my fitness if I do it a few times a year, it’s a great opportunity and will be a special treat for me.”
Are you as excited for Marcus Willis return as we are? We’re expecting a stellar performance like this gorgeous throwback!