Unbelievable Hollywood story at the Erste Bank Open 500: Jürgen Melzer, who plays the final singles tournament of his career, beat Canadian Milos Raonic (ATP-22) in straight sets 7-6(6), 7-5.
Melzer showed no signs of weakness during his service games in the first set, conceding not a single break point. Super server Milos Raonic, on the other hand, already faced two break points in the first set, but managed to get to the tie-break. There, Melzer showed great nerves in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, winning the tie-breaker 8-6.
Melzer breaks through
In the second set, Melzer had to save two break points. Raonic wasn’t so lucky. At 5-6 the big Canadian had to serve against losing the match, with Melzer pouncing on his first chance to get the break and the match.
Next opponent Anderson
In the second round, Melzer will face yet another tough opponent in Kevin Anderson. But: his farewell tour in the Wiener Stadthalle is not at an end yet.