38 Facts About Jurgen Melzer

1. Jurgen Melzer announced his retirement from professional tennis in singles, with the Vienna Open marking his final appearance.

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2. Jurgen Melzer described it as the "worst tennis day of my life and I hope we will never play each other again.

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3. Jurgen Melzer defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on first round of the Paris Masters and lost again to Tsonga in second round.

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

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5. Jurgen Melzer made it to the semifinals in Kuala Lumpur, losing to Portuguese Joao Sousa in three tight sets.

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6. Jurgen Melzer 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.

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7. Jurgen Melzer was eliminated in the third round at Monte Carlo by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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8. Jurgen Melzer made the final in Zagreb, only to lose to Marin Cilic in straight sets.

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9. Jurgen Melzer made the quarterfinals in Brisbane, where he was eliminated by Grigor Dimitrov.

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10. Jurgen Melzer made quarterfinal showings in Beijing and Shanghai and a semifinal in Vienna, with various partners.

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

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12. Jurgen Melzer was defeated by Andy Murray in the fourth round.

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13. Jurgen Melzer reached the third round without dropping a set, before defeating 21st seed Marcos Baghdatis in the third round after Baghdatis retired with Melzer leading.

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14. Jurgen Melzer played Roger Federer for a spot in the quarterfinals, having played him in the fourth round of Wimbledon.

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15. Jurgen Melzer ended 2009 on a high note by winning his second career title at the 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy over Marin Cilic in straight sets, which included a victory over Radek Stepanek in the quarterfinals.

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16. Jurgen 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.

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17. Jurgen Melzer made a good performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by reaching the final eight, losing to eventual Gold Medalist Rafael Nadal.

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18. Jurgen Melzer carried his good performance through the 2008 French Open with a third-round exit to Frenchman Gael Monfils, having led two sets to one.

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19. In 2008, Jurgen Melzer reached the second round of his first three tournaments, including the 2008 Australian Open.

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20. In 2007, Jurgen 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.

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21. Jurgen Melzer made a first-round exit at the 2006 St Petersburg Open, losing to Lukas Dlouhy.

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22. Jurgen Melzer 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.

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23. Jurgen Melzer reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbuhel and the 2006 Pilot Pen Tennis.

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24. Jurgen Melzer 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 Jiri Novak.

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25. At the 2005 French Open and 2005 Wimbledon, Jurgen Melzer reached the third round and lost to Guillermo Coria on both occasions.

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26. Jurgen Melzer reached his second ATP tour final at the 2005 International Raiffeisen Grand Prix, but lost to Nikolay Davydenko in three sets.

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27. Jurgen Melzer reached his second semifinal of the year at the 2005 US Men's Clay Court Championships, but lost to Andy Roddick.

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28. Jurgen Melzer made his Master Series debut at the 2004 Indian Wells Masters, losing to Victor Hanescu.

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29. Jurgen 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.

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30. Jurgen Melzer won his first Grand Slam match at the 2002 US Open over Jack Brasington, before losing to Nicolas Massu in four sets.

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31. Jurgen Melzer 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 Nicolas Lapentti.

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32. Jurgen Melzer made his Grand Slam debut at the 2000 Wimbledon, but lost to Australian Mark Philippoussis in four sets.

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33. In 2000, Jurgen Melzer continued playing in Futures and Challengers, but was only able to reach one quarterfinal.

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

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35. Jurgen Melzer 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.

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36. Jurgen Melzer is a left-handed tennis player, but is right-handed in everyday life.

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37. Jurgen Melzer reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 8 in April 2011, and a doubles ranking of world No 6 in September 2010.

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38. Jurgen Melzer was born on 22 May 1981 and is an Austrian professional tennis player.

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