According to Nikolaus Fink, former world No. 8 Jurgen Melzer will play his final event in Vienna with Alexander Zverev. In front of his home fans in Vienna, Melzer, a five-time ATP winner, wants to call it a career.
Melzer, 40, has spent the last two seasons concentrating on doubles. Melzer had a better career in doubles, winning 17 titles and reaching a career high of No. 6 in the world. Melzer has been a frequent participant in the Tour since 1999, and Vienna is one of his favorite stops.
Melzer was a singles champion in Vienna in 2009 and 2010, earning back-to-back titles. Melzer and Philipp Petzschner also won the 2014 Vienna doubles tournament.
At the Laver Cup, Melzer’s partner Zverev competed in doubles
Zverev won his lone singles match as well as one doubles match, helping Team Europe to a 14-1 victory over Team World.
“In general, it was a great week. I think everybody enjoyed it. We are all looking forward to London next year. We have the past three champions there on this team in London. I think Stef, Daniil and myself are very much looking forward to playing in that stadium, very much looking forward to hopefully representing Europe again there.”
“I think it’s going to be a great time, I think everybody is going to have fun. A lot of this team will be there again,” Zverev said, after the victory at Laver cup, as reported by Tennis World USA.
During his Laver Cup singles match against John Isner, Zverev stated he received advice from Roger Federer.
“My entire team was telling me to step back on the return, then Roger is behind me telling me to step into the return so I was confused. In the end I didn’t know who to listen to, do I listen to eight people on the bench or do I listen to 20 Grand Slams over there.
Now when I won nobody will care about it, nobody will talk about it anymore. That’s the most important thing,” Zverev said.