Win a retro ellesse jacket
Originally published on 07/07/15
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Boris Becker’s 1985 Wimbledon victory, tennishead has teamed up with top sportswear brand ellesse to offer readers the chance to win an exclusive heritage tracksuit top
The Carlsson jacket, which retails online at £49.99, is a replica of the one worn by Becker when lifting the Wimbledon trophy as a 17 year old, following a four-set victory over Kevin Curren.
Thirty years on, the jacket remains a firm favourite, currently on sale as part of ellesse’s heritage range.
Anna Ward, Head of Product at ellesse said: “ellesse has such a rich and endearing heritage and it is sports stars like Boris Becker who are such a big part of that story. The youngest player ever to win Wimbledon back in 1985 at just 17, he was a perfect ambassador to represent what ellesse is about – young, determined, talented and keen to bring style to the field of play.
“Today, ellesse remains a popular brand for young people. Our heritage spans over five decades so there’s always a style to be revisited and celebrated. Just as fashion moves through cycles, ellesse will always be a brand of choice because of its fascinating past and relevance to popular culture.”
A brand rich with tennis history, ellesse has also been worn by Grand Slam champions including Chris Evert, Guillermo Vilas, Pat Cash and Goran Ivanisevic. Today, the brand continues to have a strong presence in the professional game – sponsoring Feliciano Lopez, Tommy Haas, Elina Svitolina and Monica Puig.
For your chance to win an ellesse Carlsson jacket, simply answer the question below by filling out the form on the right hand side of this page.
Who did Boris Becker beat in the 1985 Wimbledon final?
A) John McEnroe
B) Kevin Curren
C) Jimmy Connors
For more information about ellesse and the brand’s heritage range go to ellesse.com. #TogetherWePlay.
This competition is no longer open for entries. The winner has been drawn from all the correct entries received by the closing date.