Jurgen Melzer
Jurgen Melzer
Jurgen Melzer
Jurgen Melzer
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 9.
    • Speaks German, English and French.
    • Father, Rudolf, is a businessman and ex-mayor of his hometown Deutsch-Wagram; mother, Michaela, is a saleswoman and has one younger brother, Gerald, who also plays on ATP Tour.
    • Childhood idols were Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich and Patrick Rafter.
    • 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 2014-16 and 2019-20.
    • Wife, Fabienne Melzer-Nadarajah; son, Noel.

    (UPDATED 1 JULY 2021)

    • Achieved career-high rankings of doubles No. 6 in 2010 and singles No. 8 in 2011, spending 17 weeks in Top 10 of both in 2011.
    • Won 17 doubles titles with 9 different partners, including 2010 Wimbledon and 2011 US Open w/Petzschner.
    • Intends to retire in 2021 after earning 375th doubles win to reach 2020 Nitto ATP Finals championship match w/Roger-Vasselin (d. Ram/Salisbury in SF).
    • Beat Raonic for 350th singles win in 2018 Vienna 1R then withdrew from event, ending singles career highlighted by 5 titles and comeback from 2 sets down vs. Djokovic in 2010 Roland Garros QF.
    • Father, Rudolf, is former mayor of his hometown Deutsch-Wagram; brother, Gerald, is a fellow left-handed ATP Tour player.


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