Good luck Marko
I don't understand why Karol wouldn't play here.
If I remember right, Karol Beck has something like "war" with Slovak tennis association (but I don't remember why...), so he hasn't play Davis cup match since 2005. And he doesn't play Slovakian tournaments. It's year after year same and this week he will play in Salzburg, traditionally.
In Qualify - Miloslav Mecir jr. won very difficult match against Raditschnigg yesterday, so I hope it helps him a lot. And Ryan Harrison had three-set battle against Lustig too. Ryan finally won it 7:3 in 3rd set tiebreaker, it shows that he isn't one of the favorites.
I think we could see Marchenko and Przysiezny (or Lacko) in the finals.