|French Open 2015|
|Stan Wawrinka (SUI)||vs||Marsel Ilhan||
Sunday, 24 May 2015 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 15:30 IST
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Marsel Ilhan (TUR)
8th seeded Wawrinka keeps wondering when he will get the recognition he deserves. Having played in Federer’s shadow for so many years, Wawrinka tends to be an afterthought despite his impressive credentials. 21-7 his year, the red clay can pose problems for Stan, a first round knockout last year. We don’t see him faltering in the first two rounds this year. Having played in ten French Opens, the setting should not intimidate the Davis Cup and tour veteran.
82nd ranked Marsel Ilhan was a first round knockout last year and figures to exit after this match. With a 6-6 2015 record, the Turk’s forehand is likely to disappoint. For any success against Wawrinka, Ilhan must get out of the gate fast. Expect high energy at the start, but a predictable ending. Wawrinka moves on in 3 sets.