Marchenko lost at the start of qualifying at Roland Garros

Марченко проиграл на старте квалификации на Roland Garros

Ilya Marchenko in three sets lost to Arthur de Gref from Belgium.

The second racket of the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko was not able to pass the starting round of qualifying at Rolland Garros.

In the first round of qualification of the Ukrainian in three sets lost to Belgian Arthur de Gref 7:5, 3:6, 2:6.

In the first set and Marchenko was leading 5:2, but allowing the opponent to tie the score. But another break allowed the Ukrainian to win the set. In the second set already Marchenko had to win after losing serve, which he did, but with the account 3:2 Ilya lost four games in this set, and then another four in a row in the next. The teams have met on the court more than 2.5 hours.

During his career, Marchenko four times played in an Open championship of France, but the first lap he never failed to pass.

In qualifying in Paris remained Sergiy Stakhovsky, who yesterday completed the first round of qualification.

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