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- Pronounced: Yur-gin mel-tser
- Age: 33 (22.05.1981)
- Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
- Residence: Deutsch-Wagram, Austria
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 178 lbs (81 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 1999
- Coach: Markus Hipfl
- Website: http://www.juergen-melzer.at/
As of 15.12.2014
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age nine...Father, Rudolf, is a businessman and ex-mayor of his hometown Deutsch-Wagram; mother, Michaela, is a saleswoman and has one younger brother, Gerald...Speaks German, English and French...Childhood idols were Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich and Patrick Rafter...Captured Wimbledon junior title (d. Pless) in 1999...Hobbies include watching his favorite football team, Bayern Munich, playing golf and going to movies...Favourite shot is backhand drop shot...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2014-16...Wife, WTA pro Iveta Benesova (married on 14 September 2012 at Laxenburg Castle, Austria); the pair won the 2011 Wimbledon mixed doubles title.
2013 -- The top Austrian finished in Top 35 for 6th year in a row and earned his 5th career title, 2nd in U.S. by capturing Winston-Salem crown (Monfils ret. w/hip injury) in August…Recorded 300th career tour-level victory over Rosol in Zagreb QF, en route to final (l. to No. 12 Cilic)…In Grand Slam play (5-4 record) with 4R at Wimbledon for 2nd time (l. to Janowicz in 5 sets), 3R at Australian Open (l. to No. 3 Berdych), and 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Sijsling) and US Open (l. to Donskoy)…Reached 7th different ATP Masters 1000 QF in Miami (l. to Ferrer)…Missed final 3 weeks with a left shoulder injury…Compiled records of 19-13 on hard, 4-2 on grass and 2-12 on clay…
2012 -- The top Austrian finished in Top 35 for 5th year in a row, highlighted by his 4th career ATP World Tour title in Memphis (d. No. 13 Isner in QF, Raonic in F) in February...Also made SF in Valencia (l. to Dolgopolov) and QF in Zagreb (l. to Berrer) as a qualifier and Beijing (l. to Djokovic)...In Grand Slam play, 3 of his 4 losses came in 5 sets and won only match at Wimbledon (d. Wawrinka 8-6 in 5th, l. to Lacko in 5)...Helped his country to Davis Cup QF with 2 wins in 1R tie vs. Russia (l. to Spain)...Compiled records of 16-16 on hard, 2-3 on grass and 2-6 on clay. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and his highest-ranked win came over No. 13 Isner in Memphis...
2011 -- The top Austrian finished in Top 35 for 4th consecutive year with his best result and 1st career ATP Masters 1000 SF in Monte-Carlo in April (d. Federer -QF, l. to Ferrer)…Also made 5 QF...Broke Top 10 on Jan. 31 after 4R at Australian Open and then slipped out for a week before returning on Feb. 14 and was there for 15 straight weeks until falling out on June 6…Reached career-high No. 8 on Apr. 18 (there for 8 weeks)...Went 1-4 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 3 Federer in Monte-Carlo…Compiled marks of 11-14 on hard, 9-8 on clay and 2-1 on grass...In doubles w/Petzschner, captured 3 titles, Rotterdam, Stuttgart and US Open, his 2nd Grand Slam crown (‘10 Wimbledon)…Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (1-2 in round robin play)…Finished at No. 13 individually with 28-16 record...
2010 -- The top Austrian finished in Top 20 for first time, highlighted by a repeat title in hometown of Vienna (d. Haider-Maurer), a Grand Slam-best SF result at Roland Garros (d. Djokovic in QF, l. to Nadal) and personal-high 51 match wins…Played in most combined matches (130)…Also won first Grand Slam doubles title (w/Petzschner) and qualified for season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…Only player to finish in Top 15 in singles (No. 11) and doubles (No. 8)…Advanced to QFs or better 13 times…Runner-up in Hamburg (l. to Golubev)…Reached Shanghai* QF (d. No. 1 Nadal, l. to Monaco)…Won doubles title in Zagreb (w/Petzschner) and finished No. 10 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings…Earned a career-high $2,037,084.
2009 -- The top Austrian was one of two players to finish in Top 30 in both singles (28) and doubles (26) — Robredo also accomplished the feat…Won his second career ATP World Tour title in Vienna in October, defeating Stepanek, Tipsarevic and Cilic in last three rounds…Posted a 8-14 mark until mid-May before reaching QF in Kitzbühel (l to. Youzhny), Halle (l. to Djokovic) and Båstad (l. to Vinciguerra) in five event span…Followed with SF appearance in Umag (l. to Davydenko)…On hard courts, reached QF in New Haven (l. to Verdasco) and SF in Bangkok (l. to Simon)…Also advanced to 3rd RD at Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon…In doubles, won titles in Tokyo and New Haven and reached SF at Miami* and Shanghai* (all w/Knowle)…Finished with a personal-best 36-29 record and earned a career-high $866,529…Went 1-10 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 19-17 on hard, 13-10 on clay and 4-2 on grass.
2008 -- The top Austrian finished a year-end best No. 34 highlighted by a runner-up showing in Kitzbuhel...After a 6-11 start in first four months, put together a 24-15 mark from May-on...Turned things around on home soil in Poertschach where he reached QF...Followed with 3rd RD at Roland Garros (l. Monfils in five sets)...On grass, advanced to QF at 's-Hertogenbosch and 3rd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Clement)...Returned to clay in July and reached final in Kitzbuhel (l. to del Potro)...At Beijing Olympics, turned in a QF effort (l. to Nadal) and followed with 3rd RD at US Open (l. to Murray in five sets)...Then helped his country into '09 Davis Cup World Group vs. Great Britain by defeating Bogdanovic...During indoor circuit reached QF in Bangkok (l. to Tsonga) and Vienna (l. to Lopez)...Went 1-6 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 10 Wawrinka at Olympics...Compiled marks of 17-15 on hard, 8-7 on clay and 5-4 on grass...Earned a career-high $574,640.
2007 – Finished in Top 60 for fourth straight year highlighted by a runner-up showing in Las Vegas (l. to Hewitt)...Began season with SF in Sydney (d. Berdych, W/O vs. Blake)...On clay, advanced to QF in Houston (l. to Zabaleta) and Munich (l. to Youzhny) along with 3rd RD at AMS Hamburg (d. Gasquet, l. to Gonzalez)...Suffered a left wrist injury in Halle and withdrew from Wimbledon, snapping a streak of 20 consecutive Grand Slams played...After missing seven weeks returned in August and reached 3rd RD at AMS Cincinnati (d. Karlovic, Ancic, l. to Hewitt)...In September, won both of his singles matches against Brazil in Davis Cup playoff tie to help Austria qualify for 2008 World Group...In doubles, reached final in Memphis (w/Knowle) and St. Petersburg (w/Perry).
2006 – Compiled his best results by appearing in a career-high three ATP finals, winning his first title, and putting together a personal-best 33 match wins...Began year with a 1-8 mark through March before reaching the Houston final (l. to Fish)...Followed with SF in Munich (l. to O. Rochus) and QF in Portschach (d. Gasquet, l. to Novak)...Compiled a 21-9 record from July-on...Won his first ATP title in Bucharest (d. Volandri) and reached final in Metz (l. to Djokovic)...Also a SF in Newport and QF in Kitzbuhel, New Haven and Vienna...Compiled records of 20-10 on clay, 9-11 on hard, 4-4 on grass...In doubles, titled in Casablanca (w/Knowle) and Newport (w/Kendrick)...Finalist in Houston, Metz (had 6 M.P.), Vienna (had 1 M.P.) and St. Petersburg (all w/Knowle)...Finished No. 11 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Knowle) and a year-end best No. 22 individually...
2005 – Reached SF in San Jose (l. to Saulnier) and Houston (l. to Roddick)...Finalist in St. Polten (l. to Davydenko)...Reached career-best 3rd RD at Roland Garros (l. to Coria) and Wimbledon (l. to Coria)...In doubles, captured first career ATP title in St. Petersburg (w/Knowle)...
2004 – Finished as No. 1 Austrian for first time...Won Boca Raton Challenger (d. Enqvist)...Advanced to SF in St. Polten (l. to Malisse)...Reached QF in Houston (l. to Roddick), AMS Hamburg (d. Massu, Safin; l. to Hewitt), AMS Toronto and Lyon...In Toronto, posted Top 20 wins over Hrbaty, Agassi and Gonzalez before falling to Kiefer...
2003 – Reached first ATP singles final in Newport (l. to Ginepri)...Also doubles finalist (w/Knowle)...Advanced to SF in Houston...Runner-up at two Challengers...In doubles, also reached final in Kitzbuhel (w/Peya)...
2002 – Finished in Top 100 for first time...Reached first ATP QF in St. Polten and first ATP SF in Umag (l. to eventual champion Moya)...Finished year with QF in native Vienna, upsetting Haas in 2nd RD (l. to Novak)...Also finalist at two Challenger events...In doubles, advanced to first ATP final in Newport (w/Popp) and won Challenger title in Andrezieux (w/Knowle)...
2001 – Won Challenger title in Monchengladbach (d. Knippschild)...
On 24 February, withdrew from Acapulco doubles (w/Dimitrov) due to a shoulder injury…With Fognini, fell in Barcelona SFs (l. to Huta Galung-Robert)…On 1 May, failed to convert two match points from 6-4 in third set TB versus Melzer in Munich 2R…
With Anderson, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid QFs (l. to Cabal-Farah 10-6 in Match TB)…
On 20 June, saved three match points in three TB sets win over Verdasco in ‘s-Hertogenbosch QFs; prior to 76(4) third set loss versus Bautista Agut in SFs…Reached ‘s-Hertogenbosch doubles final (w/Granollers), losing to Rojer-Tecau 10-6 in Match TB…
On 18 October, won the Vienna doubles title (w/Petzschner); it was their first title since lifting the 2011 US Open crown – now 6-1 as a team in finals…Individually, he is now 13-14 lifetime in doubles finals…
Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris final (w/Matkowski), losing to Bryans 10-6 in Match TB…Beat Dodig-Melo in 2R, Bopanna-Nestor in QFs and Granollers-Lopez in SFs… Dropped to 13-15 in tour-level doubles finals…
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