08 Jul 2008

Singles & Doubles success for Marsel Ilhan

News Article

TUR F7 - Winner, Marsel Ilhan (TUR) and Runner-up, Sebastian Rieschick (GER)

Turkey's 21-year old Davis Cup player, Marsel Ilhan, claimed the title in both the singles and doubles events in Istanbul.

The singles title, the fourth of Marsel's career, came following a 63 57 75 win over the 6th seeded German player, Sebastian Rieschick. Marsel, the top seed, has now reached nine singles finals during his career.

For the doubles event, Marsel teamed up with Arsen Asanov from Uzbekistan. Unseeded and playing together for the third time in their career, they won their first doubles title with a 64 76(8) victory over fourth seeds Riccardo Ghedin and Jiri Krkoska in the final.