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Melzer breaks into the top 20 for the first time in his career

I wanted to dedicate this thread to Jürgen Melzer, the leftie from Vienna who always seems to be flying under the radar in spite of having been quite a decent player for several years now.

He turned 29 just a few days ago and by reaching the fourth round of RG he's guaranteed beating his old personal best ranking ever achieved (26th). I haven't computed all the players' numbers but I reckon he should get be ranked around 18-19 if he beats Gabashvili tomorrow. I think that's very possible for him. However, he might feel the pressure, especially considering this is the first time he's reached the fourth round of a GS (if I'm not mistaken)... Wish him luck.

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His biggest trophy however was a Grand Slam winner Anastasia Myskina

My best memory of Melzer, when he played Wrocław challenger and it was obvious he had beef with Crazy Dani so I wanted to ask him at the press conference and I started the question in Polish as it was our pattern and he interrupted as soon as I said "Daniel Ko..." with,

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Hope he does. Great player, love his game. Melzer deserves a top 20 placing. He has the game to go top 10.

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Deserves it with the way he's played and really turned the corner in his career mentally and game wise over the past few months. I'm very impressed of him.
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Re: If Melzer beats Gabashvili tomorrow, he could get in the top 20 for the first tim

Like his game but he's one of the most fragile mentally
good for him if he makes the top 20 and stays there for a while

that said, i'm rooting for Gaba tomorrow

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Re: If Melzer beats Gabashvili tomorrow, he could get in the top 20 for the first tim

Gaba has yet to drop a set.
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I love watching Jurgen when he plays well, and I think that the match with Gabashvili could be one of the biggest moments in his career. The only thing keeping him from being a top 16 seed is his mental issues and to reach the Quarters of a slam would be a huge deal!
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It would be a well deserved step for him, he's played some great tennis at times this year and if he can just get over his mental issues he might well be able to stick around up there long enough to benefit from it.
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He has the talent to stay top 15, it is his confidence which has held him back. For example, should have beaten Murray at USO 2008 and should have beaten Monfils at FO (is this right?) 2009
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I fancy his chances to make it to the semis.

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He did it!

This Melzer is good.
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Congrats Jurgen. He's amazing at his best (and very frustrating oftentimes even for those of us who don't mind a bit of a headcase)
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Re: If Melzer beats Gabashvili tomorrow, he could get in the top 20 for the first tim

Happy for Jurgi
He still is a bit of a headcase (we don't call him Meltzer for nothing), but has a good game and Austria needs a player like this.

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