(January 8, 2013) No. 29 Jurgen Melzer was knocked out of Auckland by the 373rd-ranked Greg Jones 7-6 (7), 6-2. Jones who had to win three matches to qualify for the tournament, had to come back from 4-6 down in the first set tiebreak.
“It’s a pretty good feeling,” said Jones. “I had a pretty rough year last year, which my ranking shows. I trained really hard in Melbourne with a couple of guys, a couple of fellow Aussies during the offseason, and physically I’m just feeling a lot better on the court.”
RESULTS – TUESDAY, 8 JANUARY, 2013
Singles – First Round
[Q] G Jones (AUS) d  J Melzer (AUT) 76(7) 62
Y Lu (TPE) d B Paire (FRA) 63 26 62
L Lacko (SVK) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 63 63
[Q] I Sijsling (NED) d R Haase (NED) 36 63 75
[WC] G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] B Becker (GER) 67(2) 63 64
[Q] J Levine (CAN) d [WC] D King-Turner (NZL) 62 62
S Giraldo (COL) d G Soeda (JPN) 61 60
A Falla (COL) d G Zemlja (SLO) 64 31 ret. (virus)
Doubles – First Round
F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d  S Gon...