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Good luck, Marsel!

Hopefully playing against Monfils will mean there is a greater chance of his match being on a livestream somewhere.
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Hello. Have you read it? It is pretty old but interesting - Peter Bodo about Marcel:
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It's the same after every Grand Slam event; I vow to take all the bits and pieces in my notebook and shape them into a wrap-up post, to bring a close to my coverage of the event. And every year, by the time the men's final is over, I'm so fried and ready to take care of everything I've neglected for up to three weeks thatI fail to do it.


This year was particularly tough, because we were living at my sister's place, waiting to take possession of our new apartment, and on top of that my messenger bag, containing (among other things, like two checkbooks) my tape recorder and a notebook was pilfered from the media center on the day of the men's final. I know, excuses, excuses. . .

The biggest bummer of that bizarre ending to my Open was losing the tape recorder before I had the chance to download some interviews, including a fairly lengthy one with Marsel Ilhan, the first man playing under the Turkish flag to compete in a Grand Slam qualifying tournament. Ilhan went one better than that - he qualified and won two rounds before he lost in the third-round to John Isner.


Ilhan was born in Uzbekistan and quickly smitten by the game. He lost his father to cancer at a young age but, bent on developing his game, he emigrated to Turkey with his mother, who's done everything in her power to advance his budding career. In Turkey, he was able to train with relatively advanced players and teaching pros, and he's also received help from the Turkish national tennis federation. One thing I remember clearly from the interview: Roger Federer was in the locker room, watching the scoreboard, and he noticed Ilhan's name. Discovering that he was the first player from Turkey ever in a major, Federer introduced himself and wished Ilhan good luck. Ilhan told me it was a highlight of his tournament experience.
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Marsel is playing the Stockholm Open qualies, and won his first round against Eleskovic 75 63.

I have no idea who Eleskovic is, but another win in the qualies of an ATP event is great for Marsel, no matter who it is against. Hopefully he can qualify here, he plays Henri Kontinen next.

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He lost to Kontinen today.
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oh no! I can't believe he lost. I was certain he would qualify here...

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oh no! I can't believe he lost. I was certain he would qualify here...
Me too.
If he had qualify, he would have good draw most likely.
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Wow. That's a bad loss. Kontinen is only a young kid, right?

Oh well. Always more oppurtunities in the future for Marsel.

Anyone know where he will play next?

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Marsel lost to Ilyaev 6/3 7/6(11) first qualifying round of the St. Petersburg.
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oh, that's sad

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Marsel is playing the Astana Challanger main draw, and won his first round against Bubka 64 61.

He plays Stephane Robert next.
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Marsel lost to Robert.

I expected him to win that one, but oh well. Anyone know where he'll play next?

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Marsel lost to Robert.

I expected him to win that one, but oh well. Anyone know where he'll play next?
As far as i know, he isn't going to play another tournament this year.
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