Originally Posted by philosophicalarf
Not really comparable imo - Melzer was maybe frustrating, but he had achievements: slam semi, career high ranking #8, beat Nadal and Federer at masters, Djokovic in a slam, won a 500 event, won his home event twice. Oh, and Wimbledon doubles.
Sure injuries have killed his career now, but that's a pretty decent resume.
He did 90% of this in one year. In that year, it was nice to be a Melzer fan. But his choking is unrivaled, and he never considers changing strategy for lesser opponents.
Also, set Seppi.