Marsel Ilhan Bio

  • Began playing at age six and born in Samarkand (second-largest city in Uzbekistan) and resides in Istanbul
  • Father, Kahor (is deceased), mother, Madiya, is a teacher
  • Speaks Turkish, Russian and English
  • Away from tennis, enjoys playing Playstation
  • Idol growing up was Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • First coached by Veliev Setyaya and Alexander Piskunov helped him a lot to improve his game as a young junior
  • His favourite shot is forehand cross-court and favourite surface is hard courts
  • Hobbies are reading and listening to music
  • Career ambition is to finish inside the Top 100 for 10 consecutive years.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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