HURRAY FOR JURGEN!!!!!
Keep winning, kid!!
Melzer upsets Martin in first round at Commack
August 24, 2004
COMMACK, NY (AP) -- Jurgen Melzer rallied to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 upset victory over Todd Martin in a first-round match of the TD Waterhouse Cup on Monday night.
Martin, a two-time Grand Slam finalist, was playing only his second tournament since Wimbledon. He split two previous matches this year with Melzer.
"He was tough to play, and his experience showed the entire match," Melzer said. "I had a tough time playing under the lights, since I haven't been in many night matches. Once I made the adjustment, I turned things around."
Melzer, in his sixth year as a pro, has yet to win a title. He was runner-up in Newport, R.I., last year.
Martin hasn't played much lately because of a sore knee that has led to muscle strains.
"I intended to play more tournaments to prepare myself for the U.S. Open," said Martin, whose record for the year dropped to 10-14.
"This tournament was good enough to give me a wild card, so I will have had some competition before next week."
The 34-year-old Martin has considered retiring from tennis.
"I must admit that is has been on my mind now and then, now more after this loss," Martin said. "However, I'll know when it is time and I won't stay any longer than when reality sets in."
Wayne Ferriera, who defeated David Sanchez in the first round of the Australian Open in January, breezed past him again, 6-2, 6-3.
In other matches, Jan-Michael Gambill outlasted qualifier Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3); Fernando Verdasco defeated Alberto Martin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; and Thomas Enqvist, a finalist in 2000 who is playing in the tournament for the fifth time, beat Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-6 (4).