Gerald Melzer
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Gerald Melzer
Gerald Melzer
Gerald Melzer - Wimbledon Qualifying 2016 - 1.jpg
Country (sports) Austria
ResidenceLinz, Austria
Born (1990-07-13) 13 July 1990 (age 32)
Vienna, Austria
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$927,778
Singles
Career record20-36 (35.7%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (21 November 2016)
Current rankingNo. 199 (18 July 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2018)
French Open1R (2016)
WimbledonQ3 (2016, 2017)
US OpenQ3 (2018)
Doubles
Career record4-10 (28.6%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 197 (28 April 2014)
Current rankingNo. 475 (16 May 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
Last updated on: 16 May 2022.

Gerald Melzer (born 13 July 1990) is a professional Austrian tennis player. As a qualifier, he reached the semifinals of Munich in 2015. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 68 in November 2016.

He is the younger brother of top Austrian tennis player Jürgen Melzer (hence his nickname, Mini Melts)[1] and is the son of Rudolf Melzer, an Austrian businessman and mayor of Deutsch-Wagram, and Michaela, a saleswoman.

Career

Gerald Melzer has primarily spent his time on the Futures circuit, while also playing challengers and several doubles events with his brother. He began playing on the tour in 2007, competing in tournaments in Austria as well as Futures tournaments in Africa.

He has had more success playing doubles, partnering with his brother to win a challenger in Graz, Austria.[2] Gerald faced his brother, Jürgen, in the first round of the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying tournament, and lost in straight sets. Jürgen described it as the "worst tennis day of my life and I hope we will never play each other again."[3]

At the 2017 Australian Open, Melzer lost in the first round to Australian Alex De Minaur in five sets. He held a match point in the fourth set, but was unable to close it out.[4]

Gerald is also part of Austrian Davis Cup team, where he has 4 singles wins and 6 losses.

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2021 Davis Cup Finals.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A Q2 A 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0-2
French Open A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 1R Q3 Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 1 0-1
Wimbledon A A A A A Q1 Q3 Q3 Q2 A NH A Q1 0 / 0 0-0
US Open A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 A Q1 Q3 A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 3 0-3
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 PO A RR 0 / 1 4-6
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 0 2 3 4 6 7 6 0 0 0 0 29
Overall win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-4 4-4 3-8 9-9 4-6 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 20-35
Year-end ranking 438 349 281 202 162 166 68 100 244 1072 1104 292 36%

ATP Challenger and ITF Future titles

Singles: 19

Challengers (8)
Futures (11)
No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
1 Sep 2010 Bujumbura, Burundi Futures Clay Belgium Bart Govaerts 6-2, 6-4
2 Sep 2010 Kigali, Rwanda Futures Clay Russia Stanislav Vovk 7-6(10-8), 6-0
3 Sep 2010 Kampala, Uganda Futures Clay Zimbabwe Takanyi Garanganga 6-4, 6-4
4 May 2011 Orange Park, United States Futures Clay Mexico Daniel Garza 1-1, ret.
5 Oct 2011 Bujumbura, Burundi Futures Clay South Africa Ruan Roelofse 6-4, 6-2
6 Nov 2011 Kigali, Rwanda Futures Clay Austria Lukas Jastraunig 6-2, 6-4
7 Feb 2012 Santiago, Chile Futures Clay Chile Guillermo Rivera Aránguiz 7-6(7-4), 6-3
8 May 2012 Orange Park, United States Futures Clay United States Tennys Sandgren 7-6(7-5), 6-3
9 Nov 2012 Bujumbura, Burundi Futures Clay Italy Alessandro Bega 6-2, 6-3
10 Nov 2012 Kigali, Rwanda Futures Clay Egypt Sherif Sabry 6-4, 6-4
11 Sep 2013 Kigali, Rwanda Futures Clay Austria Lukas Jastraunig 6-1, 6-1
1 Feb 2014 Morelos, Mexico Challenger Hard Dominican Republic Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1, 6-4
2 Jan 2016 Mendoza, Argentina Challenger Clay France Axel Michon 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
3 Jan 2016 Bucaramanga, Colombia Challenger Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-1
4 Feb 2016 Morelos, Mexico (2) Challenger Hard Colombia Alejandro González 7-6(7-4), 6-3
5 Oct 2016 Mohammedia, Morocco Challenger Clay Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
6 Oct 2017 Lima, Peru Challenger Clay Slovakia Jozef Kovalík 7-5, 7-6(7-4)
7 Nov 2017 Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger Clay Argentina Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 6-1
8 Oct 2021 Bogotá, Colombia Challenger Clay Argentina Facundo Mena 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(7-5)

Doubles: 17

Challengers (5)
Futures (12)
No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
1 Aug 2008 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Austria Jürgen Melzer France Julien Jeanpierre
France Nicolas Renavand
1-6, 7-6(10-8), [10-4]
2 Jul 2012 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay Austria Michael Linzer Belgium Niels Desein
Brazil André Ghem
6-1, 7-6(7-3)
3 Feb 2014 Morelos, Mexico Challenger Hard Slovakia Andrej Martin Mexico Alejandro Moreno Figueroa
Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6-2, 6-4
4 Jul 2017 Cortina, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Guido Andreozzi Australia Steven de Waard
Japan Ben McLachlan
6-2, 7-6(7-4)
5 Oct 2021 Lima, Peru Challenger Clay Germany Julian Lenz Colombia Nicolás Barrientos
Brazil Fernando Romboli
7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-3)

References

  1. ^ "Gerald, non più l'altro Melzer - SPAZIO TENNIS". 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ "ITF Pro Circuits Meets... Gerald Melzer". ITF. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "'The worst tennis day of my life,' says victorious Melzer". Wimbledon.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Alex De Minaur wins through to second round on Australian Open debut". The Guardian. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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