Gerald Melzer (born 13 July 1990) is a professional Austrian tennis player. As a qualifier, he reached the semifinals of Munich in 2015. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 68 in November 2016.
Melzer at the 2016 Wimbledon
|Born||13 July 1990|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 68 (21 November 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 326 (24 June 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017, 2018)|
|French Open||1R (2016)|
|Wimbledon||Q3 (2016, 2017)|
|US Open||Q3 (2018)|
|Highest ranking||No. 197 (28 April 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 570 (24 June 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017)|
|Last updated on: 24 June 2019.|
He is the younger brother of top Austrian tennis player Jürgen Melzer (hence his nickname, Mini Melts) and is the son of Rudolf Melzer, an Austrian businessman and mayor of Deutsch-Wagram, and Michaela, a saleswoman.
Gerald Melzer has primarily spent his time on the Futures circuit, while also playing challengers and several doubles events with his brother. He began playing on the tour in 2007, competing in tournaments in Austria as well as Futures tournaments in Africa. He has had more success playing doubles, partnering with his brother to win a challenger in Graz, Austria. Gerald faced his brother, Jürgen, in the first round of the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying tournament, and lost in straight sets. Jürgen described it as the "worst tennis day of my life and I hope we will never play each other again."
ATP Challenger and ITF Future titlesEdit
|1||Sep 2010||Bujumbura, Burundi||Futures||Clay||Bart Govaerts||6–2, 6–4|
|2||Sep 2010||Kigali, Rwanda||Futures||Clay||Stanislav Vovk||7–6(10–8), 6–0|
|3||Sep 2010||Kampala, Uganda||Futures||Clay||Takanyi Garanganga||6–4, 6–4|
|4||May 2011||Orange Park, United States||Futures||Clay||Daniel Garza||1–1, ret.|
|5||Oct 2011||Bujumbura, Burundi||Futures||Clay||Ruan Roelofse||6–4, 6–2|
|6||Nov 2011||Kigali, Rwanda||Futures||Clay||Lukas Jastraunig||6–2, 6–4|
|7||Feb 2012||Santiago, Chile||Futures||Clay||Guillermo Rivera Aránguiz||7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|8||May 2012||Orange Park, United States||Futures||Clay||Tennys Sandgren||7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|9||Nov 2012||Bujumbura, Burundi||Futures||Clay||Alessandro Bega||6–2, 6–3|
|10||Nov 2012||Kigali, Rwanda||Futures||Clay||Sherif Sabry||6–4, 6–4|
|11||Sep 2013||Kigali, Rwanda||Futures||Clay||Lukas Jastraunig||6–1, 6–1|
|1||Feb 2014||Morelos, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Victor Estrella Burgos||6–1, 6–4|
|2||Jan 2016||Mendoza, Argentina||Challenger||Clay||Axel Michon||4–6, 6–4, 6–0|
|3||Jan 2016||Bucaramanga, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Paolo Lorenzi||6–3, 6–1|
|4||Feb 2016||Morelos, Mexico (2)||Challenger||Hard||Alejandro González||7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|5||Oct 2016||Mohammedia, Morocco||Challenger||Clay||Stefanos Tsitsipas||3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|6||Oct 2017||Lima, Peru||Challenger||Clay||Jozef Kovalík||7–5, 7–6(7–4)|
|7||Nov 2017||Guayaquil, Ecuador||Challenger||Clay||Facundo Bagnis||6–3, 6–1|
|1||Aug 2008||Graz, Austria||Challenger||Clay||Jürgen Melzer|| Julien Jeanpierre
|1–6, 7–6(10–8), [10–4]|
|2||Jul 2012||Tampere, Finland||Challenger||Clay||Michael Linzer|| Niels Desein
|3||Feb 2014||Morelos, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Andrej Martin|| Alejandro Moreno Figueroa
Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
|4||Jul 2017||Cortina, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Guido Andreozzi|| Steven de Waard
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current till 2018 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||1R||1R||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|French Open||A||A||A||Q1||Q2||Q1||1R||Q3||Q1||Q1||0 / 1||0–1|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q3||Q3||Q2||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||Q1||A||Q1||Q3||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–1||0–1||0–0||0 / 3||0–3|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||Z1||Z1||Z1||Z1||PO||0 / 0||4–5|
- "ITF Pro Circuits Meets... Gerald Melzer". ITF. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
- "'The worst tennis day of my life,' says victorious Melzer". Wimbledon.com. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "Alex De Minaur wins through to second round on Australian Open debut". The Guardian. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.