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Jürgen Melzer

Personal information
NameJürgen Melzer
ResidenceDeutsch-Wagram, Austria
Height1.83 m
Turned pro1999
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$5,050,096
Career record247 217 (53.23%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 8 (18 April 2011)
Current rankingNo. 21 (12 September 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open4R (2011)
French OpenSF (2010)
Wimbledon4R (2010)
US Open4R (2010)
Career record193 143
Career titles13
Highest rankingNo. 6 (13 September 2010)
Current rankingNo. 9 (12 September 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2005)
French OpenQF (2005)
WimbledonW (2010)
US OpenW (2011)

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Jürgen Melzer (born 22 May 1981 in Vienna) is an Austrian tennis player. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 8 on 18 April 2011, and a doubles ranking of No. 6 on 13 September 2010. He is the only player on the ATP Tour to be ranked in the Top 10 in both singles and doubles. He is a left-handed tennis player but is right-handed in everyday life. He has a younger brother, Gerald Melzer, who he has played doubles with 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 when he reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2010. He has also had success in doubles, winning the mens 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 Iveta Benesova.

He is endorsed by Adidas and Dunlop Sport. Melzer is currently coached by Joakim Nystrom.

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