Marcus Willis was ranked in his 700s, he wasn’t event part of the qualifiers for the Wimbledon, few months back he was thinking of picking up coaching full-time, he still lives with his parents and had a bank account with 2 digit amount to his name. On Wednesday the same Brit was at the center court filled with his fans, playing his second round at the Wimbledon and more importantly playing against none other than the legendary Roger Federer.
I played a good point where I lobbed him. I can say I lobbed Roger Federer – Willis
I watched the game not wanting Willis to win or lose but just to see how does a dream coming true looks like i.e. if you put in your life to what you want. I watched the game not wanting to see if Roger Federer was back to his 100% but to see how would Federer react to their being a crowd puller on the court which was not him. I watched the game to see a fan playing against a legend while wearing a sparkling white Nike Roger Federer branded t-shirt. I watched the game seeking inspiration rather than seeking a result.
I remembered how in 2001, I walked into the center court to play against Pete Sampras -Roger Federer
Having your own brand of clothing & lifestyle range is not a new thing among sport stars, a trend which I guess goes back to the time in 1980s when Air Jordan was launched, a range of shoes produced by Nike and endorsed & designed by the GOAT Michael Jordan. Today Air Jordan still earns Michael Jordan 100 million USD and Nike ended up selling 3 billion USD worth sneakers in 2015, yes that is how huge it can become, then again you are talking about a 32 years long story.
Today’s world Roger Federer or Jordan are not the only one with his range of active lifestyle products in the market: