RG R4: Melzer vs Gabashvili

05-29-2010, 01:35 PM
Yes, one of them will make the quarters. Both are making their first ever grand slam 4th round appearance.

Which one will it be?

Puerta 2005 or Verkerk 2003

05-29-2010, 01:42 PM
Not many players whose matches are harder to predict than these two. I'd go with Melzer, far more variety means he should be able to push Gaba out of his comfort zone, which is fairly narrow, even if he's red hot.

05-29-2010, 01:47 PM
i hope for gabashvili hopefully he can keep this up

05-29-2010, 02:14 PM
Melzer should win

05-29-2010, 02:16 PM
Really can't envision a challenger player like Gaba making a slam QF. Melzer should get it done.

05-29-2010, 02:32 PM

05-29-2010, 02:41 PM
Gabashvili thrived against a passive Roddick who had only 14 winners in three sets, allowing him to do basically whatever he wanted with the ball.. won't happen against Melzer and his weaknesses will show. Melzer in straights.

05-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Jürgen takes this.

Filo V.
05-29-2010, 03:45 PM
I love Gaba, but I think this is a terrible match-up for him and I don't see him doing very well. Melzer can hit with Gaba and is aggressive himself, he will change the pace and change tactics and won't allow Gaba to get in a rhythm, he moves better than Roddick. Gaba has played 3 guys he can bully around but I don't see him being able to do the same to Jurgen, and he doesn't have a plan B.

Melzer in straights.

05-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Melzer was extremely aggressive and fun to watch today. I am not comparing him to Soderling in terms of talent or potential, but remember a year ago Soderling had never been past the 3rd round of a slam until he beat Ferrer, got a head of steam, and made the final. Confidence does wonders.

I suspect Jurgen will lose in the quarters, but you cannot underestimate the huge boost of confidence in his career this gives him (even at age 29)

05-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Most improved player of the year by a country Mile

Jurgen Melzer

1st slam q/f comming, i hope he can win a slam one day.

05-29-2010, 06:48 PM
Melzer. He is on a roll. Beat Verdasco. Beat Ferrer.

Chair Umpire
05-29-2010, 07:27 PM
Melzer. No doubt.

05-30-2010, 01:08 AM
really hope jürgen keeps his act together, this shouldn't be close but you never know .. hope for melzer in straights but i fear the worst, an epic choke is always arround the corner