Tennis: Philipp Petzschner in no mood for analysis
While several of his countrymen advanced in style, German Davis Cup player Petzschner stunned reporters with off-the-wall answers to questions about the match. Asked to comment on Ilhan's unexpected 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory, Petzschner replied, "I hope that HSV reaches the Europa League this season."
When asked to describe how he managed to double-fault on match point, Petzschner again referred to Bundesliga football club SV Hamburg, saying they had acquired good new players.
Petzschner has been under intense fire for a lacklustre performance in Germany's Davis Cup loss to France and for three straight first-round losses in recent months.
German wild card Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, meanwhile, upset former world No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 6-2 in the first round. Another German wild card, Tobias Kamke, beat seventh-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 6-1, 6-4 in the second round.