Typical Melzer cracking at the worst possible time. He had BPs at 5-5 in the second and again at 15-40 in the first game of the fourth. He was totally unhinged after that. I have no idea why he didn't even try to hold serve at 0-5 in the fourth.
Credit to Monfils for hanging tough and waiting until the inevitable occurred.
Best Matches of All Time Agassi def. Blake, U.S. Open 2005 | Agassi def. Baghdatis, U.S. Open 2006
Federer def. Sampras, Wimbledon 2001 | Davydenko def. Haas, U.S. Open 2006
Schalken def. Gonzalez, U.S. Open 2002 | Agassi def. Roddick, Cincinnati 2004
Kohlschreiber def. Roddick, Australian Open 2008 | Federer def. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007
Melzer def. Djokovic, Roland Garros 2010 | Sargsian def. Mathieu, U.S. Open 2004
Nalbandian def. Safin, Madrid 2006 | Soderling def. Nadal, Roland Garros 2009
Federer def. Tipsarevic, Australian Open 2008 | Gaudio def. Coria, Roland Garros 2004
Djokovic def. Stepanek, U.S. Open 2007 | Murray def. Gasquet, Wimbledon 2008
+ any five set win for Todd Martin
Except the serve, Monfils must be the biggest pusher in the Top 1000. Next to Murray that is. With his psychical attributes he should be spanking winners right and left, his moonballing is sometimes annoying.
But he can't do that when standing 3 metres behind the baseline.