He is more of an interesting player now after this year's resukts. And why does he play qualis here and not in queens? He would have made it in time there right?
I think he could have made it to Queen's in time, but he probably decided that since he was still in singles and doubles the day before he would have needed to be on-site in London should he then lose in both draws (that's a 175-kilometer distance), it was a smarter and less rushed decision to stay in Nottingham.
Of course he is a more interesting player to people who follow the sport closely, but I doubt most people in Nottingham would prefer cheering for Matosevic over British players.
In any case, Marinko lost in Q2.