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RG R2: GGL def Ilhan 6-4 1-6 6-2 4-6 13-11

Action Jackson
05-25-2011, 07:51 PM
Got to love the dogfight too bad not a TV court.

Certinfy
05-25-2011, 07:51 PM
Ilhan had A LOT of chances in the 5th, didn't take them and in the end GGL took his.

Well done GGL :yeah:

Luinir
05-25-2011, 07:52 PM
fuck

delboy
05-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Marsel choked big time in that 5th... :sad:

DanaKz
05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
:banghead:

jonathancrane
05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Epic
ggl dfaulting more than Verdasco. Saved a 0-40 in the final set

straitup
05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Nice win for GGL, I think his run ends against the Fog but always good to win a long match

Filo V.
05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
I thought those DFs would cost GGL, but he's a great fighter. Great hard fought win for him.

TankingTheSet
05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Another easy one for Fognini next round.

Filo V.
05-25-2011, 07:54 PM
Ilhan was dominant on serve for most of the 5th set, GGL was struggling in most serve games. But he found a way to hold on, and take the victory. Maybe that will boost up his confidence, and his form.

Johnny Groove
05-25-2011, 07:54 PM
3h58 the time of this match.

Gotta feel for Ilhan 11-13 in the 5th? In a 17 thousand Euro match? Tough loss, really tough loss.

Helevorn
05-25-2011, 07:55 PM
Another easy one for Fognini next round.

Don't be so sure about this :D

barahmasa
05-25-2011, 07:59 PM
Well done GGL, but what's with all those DF?

Ays25
05-25-2011, 08:01 PM
Marsel deserved the match, missed 5bps final set, didnt even face 40-30 untill last game and choked badly in the end.
He coud be top 100 if he won and Fognini is a type of player marsel woud beat in his sleep.
Experienced guy won in the end.

romismak
05-25-2011, 08:02 PM
From Ilhan great serve, and GL tragedy - his serve statistics almost WTA:D:D:, so many DF c´mon not even Verdasco or Djokovic in worst form made so many:D

Li Ching Yuen
05-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Feel sorry for Ilhan.

misty1
05-25-2011, 08:08 PM
really heartbreaking loss for marsel:sad:

he had so many chances and just couldnt take them..

this is the kind of win that could have done wonders for him, aisde from getting him a place back inside the top 100, it would have gioven him alot of confidence, also would have been his first ever GS 3rd round..i have to wonder if that affacted him, just thinking about it.Also would have really balanaced out the potential wimbledon points coming off

i just dont know what it'll do to him now..does he let it get to him and go into a slump or does it strengthen him knowing that he pushed the # 30 seed so hard?

Orka_n
05-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Great scoreline. :)

Action Jackson
05-25-2011, 08:25 PM
Feel sorry for Ilhan.

Recovered well from the injury in qualies.

e476
05-25-2011, 08:27 PM
This would have been interesting to watch....too bad it was on court 17. Congrats to the hottest Spanish guy alongside Marcel Granollers.

henke007
05-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Foggy will destroy Goat...

shiaben
05-25-2011, 09:22 PM
Well guys, I'm sure Foginini will avenge him. I hope.

gulzhan
05-25-2011, 09:36 PM
Ilhan :yeah:

The Hooded Claw
05-25-2011, 09:51 PM
GGL what a fighter :worship: Wish I could have seen this. Good chances to go far here, please don't screw it up.

Ad Wim
05-25-2011, 10:32 PM
GOAT!

I really don't understand why he has so much trouble with these guys. Is he really not that good a player?
But I'm great he won, and he has a pretty good opportunity now as well. Take the rest and defeat the Italian metro.

misty1
05-25-2011, 10:34 PM
marsel really has improved his game..obviously the serve being the biggest improvement so its not fair to write him off

Sonja1989
05-25-2011, 11:01 PM
Fognini is the lucky one... GGL won't win any match after this. :(

But good win Guillermo! :worship: I expected easier win but to be honest I haven't seen Ilhan long time ago, maybe he improved a lot too. Good to see that his injury wasn't serious in qualifity match.

Ilhan and his fans :hug: But good performance from him!

straitup
05-25-2011, 11:04 PM
GOAT!

I really don't understand why he has so much trouble with these guys. Is he really not that good a player?
But I'm great he won, and he has a pretty good opportunity now as well. Take the rest and defeat the Italian metro.

Are you talking about GGL? GGL, contrary to most Spaniards, isn't at his best on clay...he likes the faster courts

zoparrat
05-25-2011, 11:07 PM
24 aces in this match to add to the 25 he served in the 1st round. I haven't seen it, but he must have really improved his serve.

Voo de Mar
05-25-2011, 11:23 PM
The six longest Roland Garros matches in the Open era in terms of games in the 5th set:


2007: 1R - Philipp Kohlschreiber d. Lukas Dlouhy 6-2 3-6 7-5 4-6 17-15
2004: 1R - Fabrice Santoro d. Arnaud Clement 6-4 6-3 6-7 3-6 16-14

1985: 1R - Darren Cahill d. Mark Dickson 3-6 6-2 6-1 2-6 14-12
1994: 2R - Ronald Agenor d. David Prinosil 6-7 6-7 6-3 6-4 14-12

1992: 2R - Emilio Sanchez d. Wally Masur 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 13-11
2011: 2R - Garcia-Lopez d. Marsel Ilhan 6-4 1-6 6-2 4-6 13-11

philosophicalarf
05-25-2011, 11:58 PM
Well done GGL, but what's with all those DF?

He's always had a problem with doublefaulting.

Filo V.
05-26-2011, 12:02 AM
GOAT!

I really don't understand why he has so much trouble with these guys. Is he really not that good a player?
But I'm great he won, and he has a pretty good opportunity now as well. Take the rest and defeat the Italian metro.

GGL is alright, but he doesn't do anything at a high enough level to destroy players unless he's playing really at his maximum ability. And he's at his best on medium speed hard court, not clay, although these courts this year do help his game. He's very solid in many departments, but a master of none.

rhinooooo
05-26-2011, 12:05 AM
Ouch, had a bet on Ilhan. Yet despite losing, all I felt was alot of sympathy for the guy. Great fight and showing from him. Apparently, he was also struggling with a recurrence of injury issues from the 2nd set onwards. His serving stats were pretty incredible at times.

Credit to GGL too, the guy is one of the biggest choker/fighters on tour. Managed to get himself out of big holes in that 5th set.

betowiec
05-26-2011, 01:08 AM
Marsel deserved the match, missed 5bps final set, didnt even face 40-30 untill last game and choked badly in the end.
He coud be top 100 if he won and Fognini is a type of player marsel woud beat in his sleep.
Experienced guy won in the end.

the one who won deserved and earned it :)

Luinir
05-26-2011, 03:40 AM
I really hope that Marsel can qualify for Wimbledon. He can do great damage on main draw serving like that.

out_here_grindin
05-26-2011, 04:11 AM
I was hoping Ilhan would win. But its a good win for GGL. The Fog will smother him though

ossie
05-26-2011, 07:28 AM
good for the sport this result