Jürgen Melzer

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Jürgen Melzer
Melzer Brisbane 2009.jpg
Country  Austria
Residence Deutsch-Wagram, Austria
Born (1981-05-22) 22 May 1981 (age 33)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $8,508,525
Singles
Career record 330–307 (51.80%)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 8 (18 April 2011)
Current ranking No. 65 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2011)
French Open SF (2010)
Wimbledon 4R (2010, 2013)
US Open 4R (2010)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2008)
Doubles
Career record 257–199
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 6 (13 September 2010)
Current ranking No. 55 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2005)
French Open QF (2005)
Wimbledon W (2010)
US Open W (2011)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2010, 2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (2011)
US Open 1R (2012)
Last updated on: 7 July 2014.

Jürgen Melzer (born 22 May 1981 in Vienna) is an Austrian tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 8 in April 2011, and a doubles ranking of World No. 6 in September 2010. He is a left-handed tennis player, but is right-handed in everyday life. He has a younger brother, Gerald Melzer, with whom he has played doubles in several tournaments.

In 1999, he won the boys' singles event at Wimbledon. For many years, he was known as one of the best players on the tour not to have progressed past the third round of a Grand Slam event. He ended this streak by reaching the semifinals of the French Open in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal after coming from two sets down to defeat Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.[1] He remains the only person to defeat Djokovic from two sets behind. He has also had success in doubles, winning the men's doubles event at Wimbledon in 2010 and the US Open in 2011 with Philipp Petzschner, as well as the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon in 2011 with his wife, Iveta Benešová.

He endorses Adidas and Dunlop Sport.[2][3] Melzer is currently coached by Galo Blanco.[4]

Career[edit]

Personal[edit]

Melzer married his girlfriend, Iveta Benešová, a WTA Tour tennis player, on 14 September 2012.[5]

Junior career[edit]

As a junior Melzer reached as high as No. 26 in the world in 1998 (and No. 24 in doubles).

Tournament 1998 1999
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R
French Open 1R A
Wimbledon 1R W
US Open 2R A

Early years[edit]

In 1998, Melzer started playing in Futures in his country, where he won his first two matches, but lost the next four.

In 1999, He started playing outside of Austria in Futures and Challengers. He competed in his first main-draw match in the 1999 CA-TennisTrophy in Vienna, Austria, where he defeated Lars Burgsmüller, before losing to then world no. 11 Nicolas Kiefer in two sets.

In 2000, Melzer continued playing in Futures and Challengers, but was only able to reach one quarterfinal. He also made his Grand Slam debut at the 2000 Wimbledon, but lost to Australian Mark Philippoussis in four sets.

In 2001, he reach his first Futures final event at Poprad, Slovak, losing to Juraj Hasko. However, he captured his first title at the Challenger in Mönchengladbach, Germany over local hero Jens Knippschild in three sets. He had his first top-100 and top-20 win over Fabrice Santoro, then world no. 18 in the 2001 CA-TennisTrophy, but lost in the next round to Michel Kratochvil in two tiebreaks.

In 2002, he regularly competed in Challenger events, reaching two finals, but losing in both attempts to Alexander Popp in Heilbronn, Germany and to Luis Horna in Fürth, Germany. He reached his first ATP Tour quarterfinal in the 2002 Internationaler Raiffeisen Grand Prix, defeating Sargis Sargsian and Andrea Gaudenzi in straight sets, before losing to eventual champion Nicolás Lapentti. However, he did better in the 2002 Croatia Open by reaching the semifinals, defeating Vincent Spadea, Agustín Calleri, and Victor Hănescu, before losing to eventual champion Carlos Moyá. He also won his first Grand Slam match at the 2002 US Open over Jack Brasington, before losing to Nicolás Massú in four sets. At the 2002 CA Tennis Trophy, he earned one of the biggest wins of his career by defeating then world no. 2 Tommy Haas to reach the quarterfinals, before losing to Jiří Novák in two sets.

The start of 2003 was not a good one for the Austrian, as he lost three consecutive Tour-level main-draw matches, including his Australian Open debut. He rebounded in April by reaching the semifinals, losing to then world no. 2 Andre Agassi. He also made his French Open debut, but lost to David Ferrer. At Wimbledon, Melzer upset then world no. 15 Fernando González, to earn his first Wimbledon victory, but lost to Jonas Björkman in four sets the following round. Melzer reached his first ATP Tour final at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships without defeating a player in the top 100, but lost to Robby Ginepri in the final. In the 2003 US Open, Melzer reached the second round again, but lost Juan Carlos Ferrero. Before the end of the year, Melzer earned another top-20 victory over Tommy Robredo in the 2003 CA Tennis Trophy.

2004–2006[edit]

In 2004, the Austrian reached his first third round of a Grand Slam at the 2004 Australian Open with victories over Tomas Behrend, and Galo Blanco, before losing to Sjeng Schalken. Melzer made his Master Series debut at the 2004 Indian Wells Masters, losing to Victor Hănescu. He then won his first Master Series matches at the 2004 Miami Masters with victories over Ivo Karlović, and then world no. 8 Tim Henman, but lost to Todd Martin in straight sets in the third round. He next reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 Hamburg Masters with victories over Nicolás Massú, Irakli Labadze, and Marat Safin, but lost to former world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. Melzer then reached the semifinals of the 2004 Internationaler Raiffeisen Grand Prix, losing to Xavier Malisse in three sets. He then won his first French Open match over Wayne Ferreira, but then lost to Lleyton Hewitt in four sets.

In the 2004 Canada Masters, he reached the quarterfinals, losing to Nicolas Kiefer, with straight-set victories over Andre Agassi and Fernando González. In the 2004 US Open, he reached the third round for the first time, but lost to Michaël Llodra. In his last tournament of the year, he reached the third round of the 2004 Paris Masters, losing to Marat Safinin straight sets.

In 2005, he reached the quarterfinals of the 2005 Next Generation Adelaide International, losing to Juan Ignacio Chela. In the 2005 Australian Open he reached the third round, losing to then world no. 2 Andy Roddick in a tough three-setter. At the 2005 SAP Open, he lost in the semifinals to Cyril Saulnier, but earned his third victory over Andre Agassi en route. He reached his second semifinal of the year at the 2005 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, but lost to Andy Roddick. He reached his second ATP tour final at the 2005 International Raiffeisen Grand Prix, but lost to Nikolay Davydenko in three sets. At the 2005 French Open and 2005 Wimbledon, Melzer reached the third round and lost to Guillermo Coria on both occasions. He then lost six straight main-draw matches in the 2005 Generali Open to Fernando Verdasco, and the 2005 Rogers Cup, 2005 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, 2005 Pilot Pen Tennis, 2005 US Open, and 2005 Open de Moselle. He then continued his bad run with second-round loses at the 2005 BA-CA Tennis Trophy, the 2005 Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid, and the 2005 St. Petersburg Open.

In 2006, he continued his bad run with a 1–8 record and a seven-match losing streak in the first three months, with his only win coming in the 2006 Medibank International over Juan Ignacio Chela. He then rebounded in the 2006 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, where he reached his third final without dropping a set, but lost to Mardy Fish. He also reached the semifinals of the 2006 BMW Open, losing to eventual champion Olivier Rochus, and the quarterfinals of the 2006 Hypo Group Tennis International, losing to Jiří Novák. However, he fell in the first rounds of the 2006 French Open and Wimbledon. At the 2006 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, he reached the semifinals, but was upset by eventual champion Mark Philippoussis. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel and the 2006 Pilot Pen Tennis. He then suffered two losses to Juan Mónaco in the third round of the 2006 Mercedes Cup and the first round of the 2006 Orange Warsaw Open. At the US Open, he lost to Alessio di Mauro, thus not winning a single Grand Slam match in the year. He then reached back-to-back finals at the 2006 BCR Open Romania and the 2006 Open de Moselle. He won his first ATP Tour title at the 2006 BCR Open Romania, defeating Filippo Volandri in straight sets in the final, with victories over Gilles Simon and Paul-Henri Mathieu. In the 2006 Open de Moselle, however, he lost to Novak Djokovic. He ended the year with a quarterfinal showing at the 2006 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, losing to Andy Roddick, but earned his first win over Juan Carlos Ferrero. He made a first-round exit at the 2006 St. Petersburg Open, losing to Lukáš Dlouhý.

2007–2009[edit]

In 2007 Melzer, began the year with a first-round exit at the 2007 Qatar ExxonMobil Open and a semifinal exit at the 2007 Medibank International, withdrawing against James Blake. Melzer reached the second rounds of the 2007 Australian Open, the 2007 M.K. Championships, the 2007 Indian Wells Masters, and the 2007 Miami Masters. He also reached the final of the 2007 Tennis Channel Open, losing to Lleyton Hewitt. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships and the 2007 BMW Open. In the Masters Series on clay, he lost in the first rounds of the 2007 Monte Carlo Masters and the 2007 Rome Masters, and the third round of the 2007 Hamburg Masters, losing to Fernando González. After that, he suffered back-to-back losses to Juan Mónaco in the 2007 Hypo Group Tennis International and the 2007 French Open. He then suffered a left wrist injury in his first-round loss to Nikolay Davydenko in the 2007 Gerry Weber Open which caused him to miss two months of tennis, including Wimbledon. He came back at the 2007 Cincinnati Masters, reaching the third round and losing to Lleyton Hewitt. From then on, he was unable to secure back-to-back wins.

In 2008, Melzer reached the second round of his first three tournaments, including the 2008 Australian Open. He again failed to secure back-to-back wins, compiling a 3–9 record in his next nine tournaments and putting him out of the top 100 since April 2003. It was not until the 2008 Hypo Group Tennis International that he recorded back-to-back wins by reaching the quarterfinals, losing to Igor Kunitsyn in three sets. He carried his good performance through the 2008 French Open with a third-round exit to Frenchman Gaël Monfils, having led two sets to one. On grass, he was able to reach the quarterfinals of the 2008 Ordina Open and the third round at Wimbledon. He then returned to clay at the 2008 Austrian Open and reached his seventh final, but lost once again to Juan Martín del Potro. Melzer made a good performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by reaching the final eight, losing to eventual Gold Medalist Rafael Nadal. He then had a good performance by reaching the third rounds of the 2008 Pilot Pen Tennis and the 2008 US Open. Melzer made a good year end with quarterfinal results in the 2008 Thailand Open and the 2008 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, which put him back to the top 40.[6]

In 2009, Melzer again made a poor first quarter of the year, only managing one back-to-back win in his first ten tournaments, and it was at the 2009 Australian Open, where he reached the third round, losing to Andy Murray. It was not until the 2009 Internazionali BNL d'Italia that he recorded back-to-back wins, including a win over Nikolay Davydenko, but lost to Fernando González in the following round. He then reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel and the 2009 Gerry Weber Open once again, and the third round of the 2009 French Open and Wimbledon for the second year in a row. He reach his first semifinal of a year at the 2009 ATP Studena Croatia Open Umag, but lost to eventual champion Nikolay Davydenko. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis with a victory over Victor Hănescu, but lost in the following round to Fernando Verdasco. In the semifinal of 2009 PTT Thailand Open Melzer lost to eventual champion Gilles Simonin two sets. At the 2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, Melzer defeated a then-world no. 5 Juan Martín del Potro, before losing to Feliciano López. This was his first victory over a top-10 player in over four years and his second victory over a top-5 player. The first was his win over a then-world no. 2 Tommy Haas. He ended 2009 on a high note by winning his second career title at the 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy over Marin Čilić in straight sets, which included a victory over Radek Štěpánek in the quarterfinals.[6]

2010[edit]

Jürgen Melzer at the 2010 US Open.

Melzer lost in the first round of the Australian Open at the start of the season, but then reached the semifinals in Zagreb, losing to defending/eventual champion Marin Čilić. After a quarterfinal appearance in Rotterdam, where he lost to Nikolay Davydenko, Melzer reached the semifinals in Dubai, where he lost to Mikhail Youzhny. Later in the year, Melzer reached the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid, losing to Nicolás Almagro. Melzer followed this up with his best result in a Grand Slam to date by reaching the semifinals of the French Open. En route, he caused a significant upset by defeating ninth seed David Ferrer in straight sets, followed by a four-set win over Teymuraz Gabashvili (who had beaten Andy Roddick in the previous round), and by a five set triumph over Novak Djokovic, coming back from a two-set deficit for the first time in his career.[1] He was eventually defeated by four-time champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

Melzer followed this up by reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, where he was defeated by Roger Federer in their first career meeting.[7] However, at the same tournament, he achieved his greatest success by winning the doubles title with German partner Philipp Petzschner.

After playing a few clay-court tournaments, reaching the final in one, and having good results in the others, Melzer moved on to the hard-court season, losing to Peter Polansky in the first round of Montreal and Ernests Gulbis in the second round of Cincinnati. He then played the US Open, where he reached the fourth round for the third consecutive Grand Slam tournament, having never been past the third round prior to the French Open. He played Roger Federer for a spot in the quarterfinals, having also played him in the fourth round of Wimbledon. Federer once again defeated him in straight sets.

At the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 in October, Melzer recorded one of the biggest wins of his career against world no. 1 Rafael Nadal. This was Melzer's first victory against Nadal and the first time he had beaten a reigning no. 1. He then lost to Argentina's Juan Mónaco in the quarterfinals.

In the last week of October, he won his third career title, defending his 2009 victory in Vienna's 2010 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy against his compatriot Andreas Haider-Maurer in a thrilling final; coming back from a set and a break down at 4–5 down (Haider-Maurer serving at 15–0) and three points away from defeat, to put up a heroic comeback and clinch the three set epic victory.[8]

On 3 November, he was named Austria Sportsman of the Year.[9]

Melzer's final tournament of the year as a singles player was the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, where he advanced to the quarterfinals, before losing to world no. 2 Roger Federer. As a result of winning the Wimbledon doubles championship, Melzer and his doubles partner Philipp Petzschner qualified for a doubles team spot in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, but his bid to qualify as a singles player ended when Andy Roddick defeated Ernests Gulbis in the third round of the Paris Masters, giving Roddick an insurmountable lead in qualifying points for the last individual spot in the ATP World Tour Finals.

2011[edit]

Melzer started the year at the Australian Open. He reached the third round without dropping a set, before defeating 21st seed Marcos Baghdatis in the third round after Baghdatis retired with Melzer leading. He was defeated by Andy Murray in the fourth round. Despite the loss, Melzer cracked the top 10 for the first time in his career.

Since then, Melzer failed to chalk up any back-to-back wins until appearing at the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Seeded ninth, he finally won consecutive matches as he beat Robin Haase, and Nicolás Almagro, to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in this tournament. There, he pulled off a surprise two-set win over no. 3 ranked and second seed Roger Federer to reach the semifinal stage for the first time in an ATP Masters 1000 tournament. However, he failed to reach his first final in such a tournament after losing against David Ferrer.[10]

In the 2011 US Open men's doubles final, he arguably had his greatest success of the year when he and his doubles partner Philipp Petzschner won a controversial decision over the Polish team of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski to claim the trophy. During a net exchange, a ball ricocheted off Petzschner's left shin, though he denied it. Instant replay of the telecast clearly confirmed the illegal return. Jurgen/Petzschner broke through in that game and won the match in straight sets, splitting a $420,000 purse.[11]

2012[edit]

In singles, Melzer had an inauspicious start to the year, exiting in the first round in Brisbane and the Australian Open. He did make the final in Brisbane in doubles, partnering Philipp Petzschner, and he won the tournament in Memphis against Canadian Milos Raonic.

In Monte Carlo, he made the quarterfinals in doubles, partnering Florian Mayer. After that, he had a series of quick exits in singles: the first round at the French Open, the second at Wimbledon, and the first at the US Open. However, he made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon in doubles.

He partnered with Leander Paes in Canada and made it to the semifinals, losing to the Bryan brothers.

The fall went somewhat better in singles, with a quarterfinal showing in Shanghai and a semifinal in Valencia. He also made quarterfinal showings in Beijing and Shanghai and a semifinal in Vienna, with various partners. However, the Paris Masters was back to a first-round exit in singles against Grigor Dimitrov and a first-match defeat in doubles.

2013[edit]

Melzer made the quarterfinals in Brisbane, where he was eliminated by Grigor Dimitrov. At the Australian Open, he was defeated in the third round in straight sets by Tomáš Berdych.

He made the final in Zagreb, only to lose to Marin Čilić in straight sets. He went out in the first round at Indian Wells, but made it to the quarterfinals in Miami, losing to David Ferrer in three sets. He was eliminated in the third round at Monte Carlo by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

He made a quick first-round exit at the French Open, but made it to the fourth round at Wimbledon, losing to young rising player Jerzy Janowicz.

At Wimbledon, he made it to the quarterfinals in doubles.

His only singles tournament victory was in Winston-Salem, where he defeated Gaël Monfils, when the Frenchman had to retire in the second set. After that, Melzer was defeated in the first round of the US Open in straight sets by Evgeny Donskoy. He made it to the semifinals in Kuala Lumpur, losing to Portuguese João Sousa in three tight sets.

2014[edit]

Melzer pulled out of the Australian Open with a shoulder injury.

Equipment[edit]

Melzer is endorsed by Dunlop Sport and adidas. As of the ATP World Tour Finals, Melzer has been using the Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour.

Significant finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2010 Wimbledon Grass Germany Philipp Petzschner Romania Horia Tecău
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6–1, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 2011 US Open Hard Germany Philipp Petzschner Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–2

Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Iveta Benešová India Mahesh Bhupathi
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–3, 6–2

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2010 Shanghai Hard India Leander Paes Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (5-8)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 July 2003 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States Grass United States Robby Ginepri 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–6
Runner-up 2. 21 May 2005 Hypo Group Tennis International, St. Pölten, Austria Clay Russia Nikolay Davydenko 3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 10 April 2006 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay United States Mardy Fish 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 17 September 2006 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 2 October 2006 Open de Moselle, Metz, France Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 5 March 2007 Tennis Channel Open, Las Vegas, United States Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 6–7(10–12)
Runner-up 6. 20 July 2008 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 1 November 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Croatia Marin Čilić 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 25 July 2010 International German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 3–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 31 October 2010 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria (2) Hard (i) Austria Andreas Haider-Maurer 6–7(10–12), 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 4. 26 February 2012 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Canada Milos Raonic 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 8. 10 February 2013 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Marin Čilić 3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 24 August 2013 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard France Gaël Monfils 6–3, 2–1 ret.

Doubles: 26 (12-14)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (2–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 (7–13)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 July 2002 Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships, Newport, United States Grass Germany Alexander Popp United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 14 July 2003 Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships, Newport, United States Grass Austria Julian Knowle Australia Jordan Kerr
Australia David Macpherson
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 3. 27 July 2003 Generali Open, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Austria Alexander Peya Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 24 October 2005 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Austria Julian Knowle Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 16 April 2006 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay Austria Julian Knowle Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Alexander Waske
7–5, 4–6, [5–10]
Winner 2. 24 April 2006 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Austria Julian Knowle Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Alexander Waske
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 10 July 2006 Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships, Newport, United States Grass United States Robert Kendrick South Africa Jeff Coetzee
United States Justin Gimelstob
7–6(7–3), 6–0
Runner-up 5. 8 October 2006 Open de Moselle, Metz, France Hard Austria Julian Knowle France Richard Gasquet
France Fabrice Santoro
6–3, 1–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 6. 17 October 2006 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Austria Julian Knowle Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
4–6, 6–3, [10–12]
Runner-up 7. 29 October 2006 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Austria Julian Knowle Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 8. 25 February 2007 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Austria Julian Knowle United States Eric Butorac
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 27 October 2007 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Australia Todd Perry Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 10. 13 January 2008 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse Peru Luis Horna
Argentina Juan Mónaco
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 11. 25 May 2008 Hypo Group Tennis International, Pörtschach, Austria Clay Austria Julian Knowle Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
5–7, 7–6(7–3), [11–13]
Winner 4. 15 June 2008 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Croatia Mario Ančić India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 5. 29 August 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States Hard Austria Julian Knowle Brazil Bruno Soares
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 6. 11 October 2009 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Austria Julian Knowle United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Runner-up 12. 1 November 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Austria Julian Knowle Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
6–2, 4–6, [9–11]
Winner 7. 7 February 2010 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Germany Philipp Petzschner France Arnaud Clément
Belgium Olivier Rochus
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 8. 3 July 2010 Wimbledon, London, England Grass Germany Philipp Petzschner Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–1, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 13. 3 October 2010 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Israel Jonathan Erlich Germany Christopher Kas
Serbia Viktor Troicki
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 17 October 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000, Shanghai, China Hard India Leander Paes Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 10. 13 February 2011 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Germany Philipp Petzschner France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Winner 11. 16 July 2011 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Philipp Petzschner Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 10 September 2011 US Open, New York, United States Hard Germany Philipp Petzschner Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 8 January 2012 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Germany Philipp Petzschner Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
1–6, 2–6

Performance timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A LQ 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 4R 1R 3R A 0 / 11 13–11
French Open A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 3R SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 12 15–12
Wimbledon 1R LQ 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R A 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 4R 1R 0 / 10 16–13
US Open A A 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 12 12–12
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–4 5–4 6–4 0–4 3–3 7–4 7–4 11–4 7–4 1–4 5–4 0 / 46 55–46
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held QF Not Held 1R NH 0 / 2 3–2
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A LQ 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 4R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 10 5–10
Miami Masters A A A LQ 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 3R QF A 0 / 10 9–10
Monte-Carlo Masters A A LQ A A 1R A 1R A 1R 2R SF 2R 3R 1R 0 / 8 8–8
Rome Masters A A A LQ A 1R A 1R A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 8 4–8
Madrid Masters A A A A A 2R A 1R A 2R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 8 6–8
Canada Masters A A A A QF 1R A 1R A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 7 3–7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 1R A 3R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 4–8
Shanghai Masters Not Held 3R QF 2R 1R 2R 0 / 5 7–5
Paris Masters A A A A 3R A A 1R A A QF A 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Hamburg Masters A A A A QF 1R 1R 3R LQ NMS 0 / 4 5–4
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 4–12
Year End Ranking 370 167 90 79 39 54 41 60 34 28 11 34 29 27

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 2R SF 3R 3R 2R 1R 3R QF 3R 1R A 0 / 10
French Open A A A A A 1R QF 3R A 2R 2R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 0 / 9
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 3R 1R A 2R 1R W QF SF QF 1 / 9
US Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R W 2R 1R 1 / 11
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–3 10–4 5–4 2–4 4–4 3–4 8–3 12–2 8–4 4–4 2–38
Olympic Games
Olympic Games NH A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R 0 / 1
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A A A A A A A RR RR A A 0 / 2
ATP 1000 Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 1R QF SF A 1R 1R 2R A A A 0 / 6
Miami Masters A A A A A A A A 2R 1R SF 1R SF 1R 1R A 0 / 7
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R QF QF 1R 0 / 5
Rome Masters A A A A A A 1R A 1R A 2R A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 6
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 2R 2R QF 0 / 5
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A 2R QF A SF 2R 0 / 4
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 6
Shanghai Masters Not Held SF W 2R QF A 1 / 4
Paris Masters A A A A A A A 1R 2R A A A A 2R A 0 / 3
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A A 2R A A NME 0 / 1
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–6 0–2 1–3 2–1 3–4 3–3 0–1 0-0 12–24
Year End Ranking 330 650 505 181 83 101 28 22 53 46 26 8 13 29 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b French Open 2010: Novak Djokovic throws away two-set lead against Jurgen Melzer – Telegraph
  2. ^ "Dunlop Endorsement". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Adidas Endorsement". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Melzer Coach at ATP". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Melzer-Benesova Get Married". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Jurgen Melzer Website – tournaments". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Federer Defeats Melzer – Wimbledon 2010". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Melzer Defeats Haider-Maurer". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sportsman of the Year". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "2011 results – ESPN". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Essential Tennis – US Open Men's Doubles Winner". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

ESPN: Jürgen Melzer Match Opponents and Scores

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Wolfgang Loitzl
Austria Austrian Sportsman of the year
2010
Succeeded by
Thomas Morgenstern