It's that time of year, when the freshly cut grass in London welcomes the world's best players for the prestigious Wimbledon Championships. Despite succumbing to dehydration in the third set of his Antalya Open semifinal, Marcos will make the trip to the All England Club.
Marcos was forced to retire from his semifinal in Antalya as temperatures soared to unbearable heights on Friday morning. He trailed 6-3, 6-7(7), 4-1 when he stopped the match, having battled back to force a third set.
Marcos will turn his attention to Wimbledon, where he is making his 12th appearance. A semifinalist in 2006, he will seek his 20th match win at the historic tournament when he opens against local hope James Ward on Tuesday. Marcos owns a 19-11 tournament record.
Marcos lone meeting with Ward came at Queen's Club in 2009, prevailing in straight sets. Should he win their opening encounter at Wimbledon, he will face either 13th-seed Grigor Dimitrov or Diego Schwartzman in the second round. Seven-time champion Roger Federer and big-hitting John Isner also loom large in his quarter of the draw. Isner is a potential third round opponent, while he could face Federer in the Round of 16.