of Austria will be aiming to continue his superb recent form in major tournaments at the US Open in Flushing Meadows New York this summer.
The Austrian reached the Semi Final of a Grand Slam for the 1st time in his career at the French Open where he was beaten by eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets. He then reached the 4th round at Wimbledon but lost in straight sets to the 6 time champion Roger Federer.
In 2008 Melzer was 2 sets to love up against Andy Murray and 2 points away from winning the match in straight sets however he ultimately went down in 5 sets and Murray went on to reach the final where he lost in straight sets to Roger Federer.
Federer was the runner up last year however as he was beaten in 5 sets by Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.