Muller reaches Erste Bank quarters

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 16, 2012
Gilles Muller of Luxembourg beat two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to reach the Erste Bank Open quarterfinals. Muller broke the fourth-seeded Melzer twice in the opening set but had no breaks from the second set on. He converted his first match point with a return winner in the tiebreaker. Melzer, the 2009 and 2010 champion, had not lost his opening match in his home event since 2004. Donald Young of the United States beat Fabio Fognini 7-6 (8), 6-3. Young was two breaks up before the fifth-seeded Italian won four straight games to take the opening set into a tiebreaker. Young saved six break points in the second. Austrian wild card Dominic Thiem, ranked 394th, beat Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 7-6 (3), 6-3.
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