Maui Jim athletes at the Olympics

August 2, 2012

David Ferrer of Spain, ranked No. 5 on the ATP Tour, has made it to the Olympics semi-finals in men’s doubles tennis with his partner, Feliciano Lopez. Tomorrow, they will play Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilifried Tsonga. Ferrer has had a solid year on the court as a singles player, including winning the Copa Claro, UNICEF Open, Heineken Open, Abierto Mexicano Telcel and SkiStar Swedish Open. He battled Raphael Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open and Andy Murray in the quarter finals of Wimbledon, but met his match against Janko Tipsarevic in the third round at the Olympics. In his tennis bag are Maui Jim’s Breakwall, Big Beach and Backyards sunglasses that have superior UV- and glare-cutting properties to protect eyes from sun.


German WTA tennis pro, Sabine Lisicki, is also a Maui Jim Ambassador. Seeded 15 going into the Olympics, she faced Maria Sharapova of Russia yesterday (August 1) in a dramatic third round match of skill and determination. Lisicki was on the brink of repeating her Wimbledon straight-sets defeat of Sharapova, but victory slipped through her fingers, falling in three sets to the Russian. Off the court, Lisicki dons Maui Jim’s MauiGradient™ sunglasses, called Lani, for their fashion-forward style. She also has a pair of Ho’Okipia, Light house and Kulas in her bag.

The reason athletes wear Maui Jim sunglasses is because of our PolarizedPlus2®lens technology that reduces 100 percent of harmful UV rays and cuts 99.9 percent of glare from above, below and behind each lens. Maui Jim is the only company that uses up to 9 layers of protection built into each lens, including embedded rare earth elements that produce true, vivid colors. If you’re on the water, this technology actually lets you see the fish below you!