He’s described as the “lovable underdog,” and after watching his interview, you can see why. Tennis’ Marcus Willis is one funny, down-to-earth guy, and yes, he’s a #13 FCIR. Marcus went up against fellow #13 FCIR Roger Federer Wednesday at Wimbledon, and beforehand he was bonkers, though realistic, about it. “I’m not sure he can play on grass, so that’s good,” he said sarcastically. “No, obviously it’s a dream come true. This is what I dreamed of when I was younger. I’m gonna go out there and try to win the tennis match. I probably won’t. I might not. I’m just gonna give everything like I have the last 7 matches.

“I’m still living with my parents at home. Living the dream,” he also says, to the crowd’s laughter.

As many #13s are, he’s also a bit superstitious. “I’ve been staying in the same hotel, eating the same meal every night. It’s killing me. But I’m gonna keep doing it.”

Willis lost 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 to Federer, but had a blast. “It was amazing, I wasn’t really that nervous – it was just awesome.”

Enjoy the interview.

Written by: Staff
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