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Melzer out for 9 months after surgery, misses Rio Olympics

VIENNA (AP) Jurgen Melzer says he will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics following surgery on his left shoulder. The formerly eighth-ranked Melzer, who hasn't played since the U.S. Open, has been struggling for years with persistent shoulder problems. The 34-year-old lefthander, who was planning to play doubles at the Rio Games, says on his Facebook page on...
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Erste Bank Open: Former champion Melzer beats Gombos in Vienna

  Two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer came from a set and a service break down to defeat Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday at the Erste Bank Open. The Austrian, a former No. 8 who won the event in 2009 and 2010, was broken in the opening game of the second set by Gombos, who was making his ATP Tour debut. But Melzer gained control of the match after immediately...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Winston-Salem Open: Goffin upsets Melzer in first round

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Belgian qualifier David Goffin defeated defending champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open, a tuneup for next week's U.S. Open. Goffin won his first ATP Tour title last month in Kitzbuhel, Austria. He lost in the first round to Andy Murray at Wimbledon and then won ATP Challenger Tour events in the Netherlands...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Austria's Melzer pulls out of Australian Open with shoulder injury

Jurgen Melzer has pulled out of this month's Australian Open because of a persistent left shoulder injury. The 27th-ranked Austrian underwent surgery on a torn tendon in October and needs more time to recover, the Austria Press Agency reports on Saturday. Melzer hasn't played since losing to Kei Nishikori in the second round at Shanghai in early October. Having risen as high as...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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