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Heilbronn QF: Kokkinakis def. Ilhan 4-6 6-3 7-5

Great match! Both played good tennis. It was more like hard court tennis with both dominating their service games. Marsel had 15-30 on Thanasi's serve at 5-4 in the third set, Thanasi got out of that hole with good serving, then broke and served it out.

Good tournament for Marsel overall, should qualify for RG with a good draw.

As Thanasi, since he's not seeded, he can get more difficult draw, we'll gonna see.
 

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Re: Heilbronn QF: Kokkinakis def. Ilhan 4-6 6-3 7-5

Wow great win Thanasi... he's struggled since the Australian open, so hopefully his performance this week gives him a lot of confidence.
 

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Re: Heilbronn QF: Kokkinakis def. Ilhan 4-6 6-3 7-5

2 threads :bowdown:
go kokki, semifinals! great stuff, please win tomorrow too :hearts:
 

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Marsel played big points horrible :facepalm: (2/7 on BPs) He was 40-15, 4-3* in the third. And given Thanasi is a 16 yo boy, he kept his calm and defended BPs in critical points. His serves were also great, 10 aces.

On the other hand, Ilhan missed his first serve during all matches. (%56) Marsel should have won this, at least comfortably in the third, but didn't take his chances. So..

Shame.

Marsel had 15-30 on Thanasi's serve at 5-4 in the third set, Thanasi got out of that hole with good serving
He also had 2 BPs, in 8th game in the decider.
 

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Yes. He could have won this match easily or maybe should have won. But on the other side, semi against Struff was huge task, let's be honest. It's better if he takes good rest of time for RG qualies. It's not far way, just 4 days later.
 

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Marsel played big points horrible :facepalm: (2/7 on BPs) He was 40-15, 4-3* in the third. And given Thanasi is a 16 yo boy, he kept his calm and defended BPs in critical points. His serves were also great, 10 aces.

On the other hand, Ilhan missed his first serve during all matches. (%56) Marsel should have won this, at least comfortably in the third, but didn't take his chances. So..

Shame.



He also had 2 BPs, in 8th game in the decider.
Thanasi is 18 now.;)
 

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Thanasi is 18 now.;)
My bad :)

Yes. He could have won this match easily or maybe should have won. But on the other side, semi against Struff was huge task, let's be honest. It's better if he takes good rest of time for RG qualies. It's not far way, just 4 days later.
I know..but it would boost his confidence. Losing such a close match against a youngster, which he HAD his chances, may affect him badly. There would be no shame to lose Struff in a CH SF, in Germany.

Anyway. Hopefully he works hard, and be ready in RG qualies, to qualify after many years.
 

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First challenger semis. Nice :yeah:
 
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