Marcus Willis sponsored by A1 Pharmaceuticals and managed by Pharmacist Gary Lewis wins Doubles futures title and reaches final of singles at Wrexham.3rd September 2013
A1 Sponsored Marcus Willis reached his fourth singles final of the year at the ITF Futures Wrexham, and won the Doubles along the way for what was a successful week for 22 year old from Berkshire.
Marcus the No.2 seed dispatched former world No.176 Richard Bloomfield in the quarter final, before he overcame Aegon sponsored Liam Broady in an exciting 3 set semi-final battle where the 22 year old Captain of A1 Pharmaceuticals Tennis Academy Mens 1st team had to break back at 5-4 in the final set saving 3 match points before winning the Final set tie break comfortably.
Marcus later won the Doubles futures title with his partner George Coupland, dispatching the No.1 Seeds Liam Broady/Joshua Ward-Hibbert in Straight sets. George was a substitute for regular partner former junior Wimbledon Finalist Lewis Burton.
Gary Lewis is aiming to develop Marcus and Lewis to become a future Davis Cup pair, and they will be the spearhead in his attempts to win the national team titles in the premier indoors and Aegon Mens for the new A1 Pharmaceuticals Tennis Academy based in Orpington Kent.
Marcus finished runners up in the singles final to the No.1 seed and GB No.4 Daniel Cox, and is now the 8th biggest ATP points earner this year in GB with 84 points for the year. This time last year Marcus had only racked up 15 points.
Marcus has won 40 per cent of his 10 titles in 2013 and his climb to approximately world No.430 is a career personal best. Marcus will also now become No.1 in Berkshire as he strives to break into the GB top 6 which will put him within a chance of a potential wild card for Wimbledon 2014. Marcus was GB No.31 at the end of 2012 and ATP world ranked 1020, and is the 2nd biggest climber in the ATP rankings this year, excelling under the guidance of managing director of A1 Pharmaceuticals Plc Gary Lewis.
Marcus is arguably the most improved player in GB Mens tennis but even though he has A1 Pharmaceuticals as a sponsor for hotels and travel he is still looking for sponsorship for the costs of a tennis coach. This will help Marcus to keep up his excellent progress, and reach his achievable and ultimate goals of competing in grand slams representing Great Britain.
Gary Lewis said “we have achieved all this without a regular fitness and tennis coach. I was expecting the LTA to step in and help at this point but it has not happened, we are hoping to find a 2nd local sponsor who could cover the additional costs of a coach which we are lacking at the moment”.
Daniel Cox (Left) Marcus Willis (Right)« Back to News