Hmmm, I don't know. Sure, he made the news because it's a first win for Turkey in a grand slam - ever. There is an article here and there. But I would say not so much media attention because I thought Turkish tv would send a reporter to the site and do an interview with Marsel and his coach when he qualified. Also I expected the national channel to step up and find a way to show his 2nd round match. None of that happened. I hope it has some impact on the sport though. btw, eurosport has Turkish commentary in Turkey.
Yeah, I saw it (Russian commentary). But what with the media attention in Turkey? Is it a big thing there that Ilhan won a Grand Slam match? Will it impact on Turkish tennis?